Real World Gardener Spicing It Up With Cloves

November 13th, 2013

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network.

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Spice it Up

with Ian Hemphill

Have you ever thought about what part of a plant the clove comes from?

Is there such a thing as a clove tree or bush?

Or perhaps your thinking is more along the lines of where else can you use clove spices other than when making Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and Fruit Mince Pies? Oh, and of course in all things apple. Did you know dentists used to use oil of Cloves when putting in a filling in your tooth because of the strong antiseptic properties?

Listen to yet another amazing tale about the spice trade!

Did you catch that tip from Ian?

Next time you make that pasta sauce, add a pinch of ground cloves to add another great flavour.

Cloves contain Eugenol oil which is also found in Basil leaves, so they’ll certainly go great with all your pasta sauces.

You can also grow the Clove tree, but got to

If you have any questions about using cloves why not drop us a line by sending in your question to or by post to 2RRR P.O. Box 644 Gladesville NSW 1675, and I’ll send you a copy of the Garden Guardians in return..

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