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Posts tagged ‘fruit’

Top 5 facts to share about … watermelons

Watermelons might be red or pink, come with or without pips, or be served in slices or wedges. You can hand them out on a plate, brush sand off them at the beach or freeze chunks on lolly sticks for the kids. Read more

When strawberries scream ‘eat me’

I’m a sucker for a bright red strawberry, preferably more than one. I’m seduced by the rich colour, glossy sheen and the promise of the sometimes sweet, sometimes tart flesh. I’ve been known to pick them in secret from my own garden when my daughter isn’t looking, then pretend none were ripe. Read more

Top 5 facts to share about … peaches

Ripe peaches, summer, juice running down your chin. It’s fine for all you northern hemisphere types. Think of us southern hemisphere fruitivores who have to wait months for peaches to be in season. Read more

How organic is it?

Dear Geeky, I buy organic seedlings, plant them in organic potting mix and feed them with organic fertiliser. But I live under the flight path and next to a busy road. Read more

Help! Vegies still alive on plate

I’m disturbed to find that fruit and vegies* are alive when I eat them. Not jumping up and down. But biochemically active – sensing their environment and making compounds in response.

Until now I thought that life stopped the moment I yanked a carrot out of the ground. Dead, final, kaput.

Not any more. Read more

Fake it ’til you make it

Dear Geeky, I’ve been impressing my family with home-grown fruit and vegies for a year now. But I’ve been living a lie. Read more