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With its longer and sunnier days, spring is the perfect time to grow warm-weather loving plants such as tomatoes in your garden.

To get the best crop, plant the seedlings in an area where they will get full sun but be protected from strong winds, it is recommended you fertilise the soil and do not to plant the tomatoes in the same spot two years in a row, in order to prevent the accumulation of disease in the soil. The plants will also benefit from mulching. Tomatoes will also grow well in pots if you use a top-quality potting mix. Water the plants regularly and fertilise only when the plants begin to flower. Tomatoes turn red when they are ripe and ready to be picked.

We think nothing beats the taste of a freshly picked vine-ripened tomato. Simply slice and add to a salad or place on top of a dry biscuit to create a juicy and tasty treat.

What tips do you have for growing tomatoes? What are your favourite recipes for tomatoes?

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In this entertaining interview, Vic Cherikoff gives us a unique insight into his life, his business and his unique passion for native Australian foods.

Vic Cherikoff

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Jedd Routledge is a second generation oyster farmer from Coffin Bay in South Australia. In this exclusive excerpt from the ‘paddock to plate’ section of The Food Book, Jedd tells us about his life as an oyster farmer.

Jedd Routledge

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Based in the Daintree Rainforest of Tropical North Queensland, Daintree Vanilla & Spice is one of the first commercial growers and producers of vanilla beans in Australia. The Australian industry is still being created and Daintree Vanilla & Spice are at the forefront of establishing a market for Australian grown and produced vanilla beans. Following is an exclusive, unabridged version of an interview that appears in the ‘Paddock to Plate’ section of The Food Book, where primary producers share their stories.

Daintree vanilla bean

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Christine Ross, of Eastwind Rare Breeds Farm, is the caretaker for some of the most endangered farm animals in the world. Following is an exclusive, unabridged version of an interview that appears in the ‘Paddock to Plate’ section of The Food Book, where primary producers share their stories.

"The best thing is having a close relationship with my animals and knowing I have given them the best life I can."

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Ian ‘Herbie’ Hemphill is one of Australia’s foremost culinary herb and spice experts, and runs the renowned herb business, Herbie’s Spices. Following is an exclusive, unabridged version of an interview that appears in the ‘Paddock to Plate’ section of The Food Book, where primary producers share their stories.

Ian 'Herbie' Hemphill at a spice shop in Jaipur, India

Ian 'Herbie' Hemphill at a spice shop in Jaipur, India

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