What to harvest now

Digging up spuds

Dig and store spuds

Fri, 14/06/2013 - 10:00am

You've grown a lovely crop of potatoes and its now time to dig, and store them for winter. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how.

Herbal Tea, grow your own

Herbal teas from the organic garden

Mon, 20/05/2013 - 2:39pm

If the cold, winter days are making you feel a little run down, then maybe a warm cup of tea made from some regular garden herbs is just the thing to lift your spirits, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Outlaw plants

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 2:43pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL challenges the notion that all weeds are pests, and makes cordial with one of his favourite outlaw plants.


How to make grenadine

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 11:45am

Got a glut of pomegranates? JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to make the refreshing drink, grenadine.

Summer Apples

Apples for Christmas

Fri, 21/12/2012 - 12:07pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL picks his first apples of the season, and offers a cheery Christmas recipe using the fruit.


Apricot Season

Fri, 30/11/2012 - 2:15pm

Early summer is stonefruit season in many parts of Australia, and JUSTIN RUSSELL eagerly anticipates a bumper crop of apricots.

Orange Tree

Ripe for the Picking

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 2:59pm

Knowing when to pick a crop of fruit is a vital skill for home growers to learn, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Garlic Chives

How do you use your garlic chives?

Tue, 08/05/2012 - 3:51pm

PHIL DUDMAN has a ton of garlic chives in his garden and is on a mission to find ways to make better use of them in the kitchen.