Plants & Vegetables

Flame Weeding

Flame Weeding

September 25, 2012

Controlling weeds is one of the major challenges facing organic gardeners. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his his experiments with a gas powered flame weeder.

Pumpkins Calling

September 21, 2012

They’re easy to grow and just as easy to store. If you love your pumpkins boiled, baked or blended, then now is the time to plan your summer crop, says PHIL DUDMAN


Sowing Capsicum and Eggplant in Spring

September 19, 2012

Capsicums and eggplants are true summer crops that need warm conditions to grow. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips for heating things up prior to sowing seed.

Grow the best organic Beetroot

September 11, 2012

It’s prime time for planting beetroot right across Australia. PHIL DUDMAN shares his organic planting and growing tips.

Spring Pansies

Gardening Jobs for September

September 7, 2012

September is an energetic month for the organic gardener. Here is JUSTIN RUSSELL’s run down on some of the jobs to do in temperate and subtropical climates.

Native Bee Apple Blossom

Where’s the buzz

September 4, 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL notices a lack of honey bees in his garden, and suggests a course of action to help local bee colonies thrive.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Purple Haze

August 29, 2012

After six months of nurturing, JUSTIN RUSSELL finally gets the chance to harvest Purple Sprouting broccoli. Was it worth the wait?

Growing organic cucumbers

August 28, 2012

Cucumbers are easy to grow organically and don’t need much room, and now’s the time to get planting, even in cooler areas, says PHIL DUDMAN

First asparagus

Asparagus Season

August 22, 2012

It’s asparagus season, and JUSTIN RUSSELL sings the praises of one the most delicious vegetables of spring.

Meet the three veg

August 19, 2012

PETER CUNDALL serves up some old-school staples. What he calls his “top three survival foods” - potatoes, beans and carrots.

“Of all the vegetables grown throughout the temperate climates of the Western world, three of my favourites stand out as the most popular, easily grown and particularly nourishing.”