Plants & Vegetables

Shelter from the storm

December 7, 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL reflects on the latest round of climate talks at Doha, and the implications of dangerous global warming for gardeners.


Apricot Season

November 30, 2012

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

How to harvest and store onions

November 28, 2012

With the right pre and post-harvest treatment, your homegrown organic onions will store for months. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips and experiences.

Asparagus and beef involtini with heirloom cherry tomatoes.

Asparagus royale

November 27, 2012

While its crisp, crunchy spears have long been coveted by royalty the world over, asparagus is a no-fuss prolific crop that makes for some tasty modern-day fare, say PHIL DUDMAN and JULIE RAY.

Wheat, Pete's Patch Hobart

Home Grown Wheat

November 23, 2012

A mini-plot of wheat at Pete’s Patch in Hobart's Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens has JUSTIN RUSSELL inspired to try home grain growing at his place.

Old Wesleydale Hedge

Reviving lost horticultural crafts

November 13, 2012

Lost horticultural crafts such as hedgelaying are being revived at a historic Tasmanian farm. JUSTIN RUSSELL reports.

Pete's Patch Overview

A visit to Pete's Patch, Hobart

November 8, 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL visits Pete's Patch, the food garden made famous by Peter Cundall at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Glenlarge Garlic

What to do in November

November 5, 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL's suggestions of what to do in the organic garden during November.