Plants & Vegetables

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.”

Organic Gardener 2013 Calendar

August 19, 2012


A year of inspiring organic gardening from the ABC’s Organic Gardener magazine.

Featuring luscious colour photographs of plants and produce, plus great organic gardening tips.

Available from newsagents, ABC Shops, ABC Centres or on-line.  Order now, here.

Or call NOW, on (02) 8877 0361
only $14.95 + postage ($2.95)

Unfurling Buds

Garden Jobs for Late Winter

August 17, 2012

Late winter is no time to rest on your laurels. According to JUSTIN RUSSELL, it's one of the busiest times of the year with plenty to do before spring. Let's get cracking!

Be inspired at Floriade 2012

August 15, 2012

Canberra will be the perfect place to experience the richness of spring this year as Floriade, the nation’s premier spring flower show celebrates its 25th anniversary. Along with the colourful blooms, this year’s event will also feature tips for sustainable living and growing your own produce, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Potatoes

To Chit, or Not to Chit?

August 14, 2012

To chit or not to chit? That is the question for home growers at this time of the year, so JUSTIN RUSSELL explains the process of chtting, and outlines its benefits.

Orange Tree

The Solution to Citrus Problems

August 8, 2012

What's wrong with my citrus tree? JUSTIN RUSSELL says that this is the most common question asked of garden writers, but the solution is simple. Read on to find out what it is.

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