Winter vegetables in Australia and how to enjoy them

It is winter already! It is the time of the year when we witness how the days get shorter and the temperatures gets colder. Not only that, but we notice the variety of fresh vegetables that appear in this cold season. The winter season is perfect for growing certain types of nutrient-rich vegetables because theyContinue reading “Winter vegetables in Australia and how to enjoy them”

How the simple act of gardening can change your life

There are so many benefits of growing your own food at home, many of which you may not initially think of. The Australian Dietary Guidelines tell us that we need approximately two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables every day – that is a lot of produce, and the costs certainly add up.Continue reading “How the simple act of gardening can change your life”

Community Gardening: Good for people & the planet

As restrictions ease and many of us seek out ways to connect with our communities again, community gardens offer an inclusive and free/low-cost opportunity to grow food and friendships! Community gardening not only provides a range of mental, physical, and social health benefits – but also positively impacts the environment. Here are five reasons toContinue reading “Community Gardening: Good for people & the planet”

Top tips for success with your Woolworths Discovery Garden.

With the second round of Woolworths ‘Discovery Garden’ promotion well underway, Food from Home thought it timely to provide some additional information to make the most of your free seeds. While we think it’s great that Woolies is providing us more opportunities to grow food (particularly as a substitute to a collection of plastic figurines),Continue reading “Top tips for success with your Woolworths Discovery Garden.”

More than just food: How edible gardening benefits our environment.

People decide to garden for a variety of reasons. Many enjoy edible gardening because of the mental, physical and social health benefits it provides. What you may be unaware of, is that edible gardening can also positively impact the environment and help to mitigate the impact of climate change. Here are some reasons how edibleContinue reading “More than just food: How edible gardening benefits our environment.”

Fast food: How to get from seed to feed in less time!

Does a lack of patience hold you back from growing food at home? You’re not alone. But edible gardening doesn’t have to be time-consuming, nor do you have to wait months on end to actually harvest something (despite this process being incredibly satisfying for some)!  With the right plants and set-up, you can create aContinue reading “Fast food: How to get from seed to feed in less time!”

Bugs, bugs, bugs!

At this time of year, we have lots of bugs coming and going in the garden. It’s a great time to observe nature and experience the ebbs and flows of pest predator interactions.   It’s important we can identify the good from the bad, especially if you are new to edible gardening. The FFH team have putContinue reading “Bugs, bugs, bugs!”