Plants & Vegetables

Calamondin

Calamondins and Kumquats

May 23, 2012

There is all sorts of confusion over citrus names, with kumquats and calamondins being prime examples. JUSTIN RUSSELL gives a run down on the smallest members of the citrus tribe.

Chive Divisions

Divide and conquer

May 9, 2012

Looking for a free, easy way to increase your plant stocks? JUSTIN RUSSELL writes that autumn is the best time of the year to divide and conquer.

Garlic Chives

How do you use your garlic chives?

May 8, 2012

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.

Parsnip Seedlings

Parsnip Secrets

May 2, 2012

Parsnips have a well earned reputaion for being hard to grow. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips for producing a bumper crop oof long white roots.

Nasturtium

A Nod to Nasturtiums

April 26, 2012

One of the best plants for organic gardens is the nasturtium. JUSTIN RUSSELL writes that it's useful, ornamental, and lots of fun to grow.

Autumn apples

Apple and Rhubarb

April 18, 2012

Apple and rhubarb is a classic autumn pairing, both in the garden and the kitchen. JUSTIN RUSSELL celebrates the season by sharing a favourite recipe.

Pest-repellent plants

April 12, 2012

A book calls on pest fighters to take a new approach, reports SIMON WEBSTER.

Coriander

Plant coriander for winter

April 11, 2012

Don’t fall for the myth that coriander loves to be grown in blazing hot sun during summer. JUSTIIN RUSSELL writes that the world’s most widely consumed herb does brilliantly in winter, even in the shade.

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