Home' Scoop : Scoop 50 Summer 2009 Contents OK, after studying the gardening guides, speaking
to the nursery prophets and taking into account
WA's tough environmental conditions, we've
come up with this colourful bunch of herbs and
vegetables to grow in your garden this summer:
ZUCCHINI Zucchini is a ground-growing vine that needs to be planted in
groups of three or four in a small, sunny mound. It requires a steady water
supply and monthly liquid feeds, and will start cropping within six to eight
weeks. The plant needs to be harvested regularly to promote further growth
and fruit production. Zucchini tastes great in a roast vegetable salad, straight
off the barbecue or in frittatas.
MARJORAM Like its cousin oregano, marjoram is a good ground-covering
herb that can grow up to 30cm when planted in a well-drained, sunny posi-
tion. Leaves can be picked fresh and used as they are, or they can be harvested
and dried in a cool place for later use. It does well as a balcony herb and
provides that touch of piquancy which adds interest to pasta sauces, pizzas,
minestrone and a variety of casseroles.
SWEET CORN Plant seeds in a sunny, well-drained spot with plenty of mulch.
Don't fret about losing all your space, they're quite happy to be under planted
once they grow up a bit. Sweet corn loves a good drink and needs to be pro-
tected from strong winds. Harvest when kernels are plump and full of milky
liquid, usually two-three weeks after flowering. Corn on the cob on the barbie
is a stunner.
TARRAGON Tarragon is widely regarded as the "king of herbs," particularly in
French cuisine where it's commonly used in salads, vinegars and sauces (it's an
essential ingredient in the traditional bearnaise sauce). She proves difficult to
cultivate by seed so you're better off buying a plant and giving it full sun, good
drainage and well-composted soil. The main variety is French tarragon which
has a subtle bite and warm, aromatic flavour.
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