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Ancient grains

Ancient grains

Wed, 24/08/2016 - 12:42pm

From chia and quinoa to buckwheat and amaranth, ancient grains are being rediscovered, so why not try your hand at growing these highly nutritious pseudo-cereals that are also gluten free,...

coconut & mint face scrub

Make your own natural face scrub

Mon, 16/11/2015 - 3:55pm

Forget environmentally unfriendly microbeads, here's REBECCA SULLIVAN's recipe for a natural face scrub.

To prune or not to prune?

Thu, 24/09/2015 - 4:18pm

Opinion is divided on whether tomatoes benefit from pruning, writes Penny Woodward.


Grow your own mulch

Thu, 10/09/2015 - 12:02pm

With an El Nino threatening a dry spring, mulching may prove vital, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.

hand-hewn handles

DIY tools

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 11:45am

Fancy a bespoke spade handle? OG reader Alan Tori shows how he made tool handles from a broken pear tree branch. 

Vegie Patch

Grow like a boss

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 2:44pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL celebrates 16 years of food growing by sharing his one fundamental principle for gardening success.

Garden Shadows

How to understand your site

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 9:42am

As autumn shadows lengthen, JUSTIN RUSSELL says that it's important to analyse the way light falls across your garden.

Soil Wetter

How to beat hydrophobia

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 3:57pm

Is your soil afraid of water? JUSTIN RUSSELL shares tips for combatting hydrophobic soil.


Liquid assets

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 12:15pm

PHIL DUDMAN looks at liquid fertilisers and the important role they play in the organic garden.