Plants & Vegetables

Dividing chives

The Great Divide

August 1, 2012

Lots of perennial food plants can be easily propagated by division of the root ball. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how.

Green Manure

Time to build healthy soil

July 27, 2012

Late winter is the perfect time to build healthy soil. JUSTIN RUSSELL writes about composting and using green manure.

Road To Kentucky

Know Your Climate

July 13, 2012

A trip to the New England region in NSW gets JUSTIN RUSSELL thinking about the importance of getting to know your climate.

Wood Ash

How to Use Wood Ash

June 26, 2012

Wood heating is common throughout the cooler parts of Australia, but what to do with all that ash. JUSTIN RUSSELL recommends using it in the garden.

Orange Tree

Ripe for the Picking

June 20, 2012

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

Granny Smith apples

If you can't beat 'em...

June 13, 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL's apple trees have finished fruiting for the season, so he turns to a Stanthorpe orchardist to get an apple fix into winter.

Gardening as a renter

June 7, 2012

The fact that you are renting needn’t put you off growing food, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

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