Australia

AustraliaThe climate of Australia is significantly influenced by ocean currents, including the Indian Ocean Dipole and the El Niño–Southern Oscillation, which is correlated with periodic drought, and the seasonal tropical low-pressure system that produces cyclones in northern Australia. These factors cause rainfall to vary markedly from year to year. Much of the northern part of the country has a tropical, predominantly summer-rainfall (monsoon) climate. The south-west corner of the country has a Mediterranean climate. Much of the south-east (including Tasmania) is temperate. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Growing Yacon in Southern Victoria, Australia

Although yacon is a perennial in tropical climates where it will grow all year round, it is grown as an annual here in Victoria where it is cooler. It will die down after frosts in early winter, which is when you harvest the large, sweet and crunchy tubers. Unlike many ‘new’ foods, the taste is pleasant to […]

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Growing scorzonera in Southern Australia

I have to admit – I love scorzonera. It might look like old sticks but it is delicious, tasting like artichoke heart. If you didn’t know what it was you would never realise it is edible but once you try it you will want to grow it in your own garden. This vegetable is a […]

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Growing heritage sweet corn in Southern Victoria, Australia

There are so many varieties of sweet corn that it is a shame not to try one in your garden each year. Here in Southern Victoria we have a good climate for growing corn and some of the older varieties will germinate in cooler soil so you needn’t think you can’t give it a go. […]

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Growing heritage sweet corn in Southern Victoria, Australia

There are so many varieties of sweet corn that it is a shame not to try one in your garden each year. Here in Southern Victoria we have a good climate for growing corn and some of the older varieties will germinate in cooler soil so you needn’t think you can’t give it a go. […]

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Growing scorzonera in Southern Australia

I have to admit – I love scorzonera. It might look like old sticks but it is delicious, tasting like artichoke heart. If you didn’t know what it was you would never realise it is edible but once you try it you will want to grow it in your own garden. This vegetable is a […]

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Growing Yacon in Southern Victoria, Australia

Although yacon is a perennial in tropical climates where it will grow all year round, it is grown as an annual here in Victoria where it is cooler. It will die down after frosts in early winter, which is when you harvest the large, sweet and crunchy tubers. Unlike many ‘new’ foods, the taste is pleasant to […]

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