Herbs & spices

Salvia lanceolata

Edible and useful salvias

July 26, 2017

Volatile oils in the leaves give salvias their scent and flavour explains Penny Woodward.

Australian bush herbs

Discovering native herbs

April 3, 2017

Karen Sutherland investigates the unique flavours and aromas of many little-known native herbs. 

Sage in flower

Savoury sage

January 8, 2017

Sage advice: used in medicine and cooking, it's well worth a grow in your garden says PENNY WOODWARD.

Basil

The best of basil

November 2, 2016

There's more than one basil for your kitchen garden, writes PENNY WOODWARD.

November planting

What to plant in November

October 26, 2016

With November just around the corner, JUSTIN RUSSELL introduces you to a month of planting for abundance.

 

Bay tree leaves and flowers

The virtuous bay

February 10, 2017

Plant a bay, says PENNY WOODWARD, it's one of the most useful trees you can grow.

Yellow primose flowers

Shady herbs

July 26, 2016

PENNY WOODWARD suggests some shade-loving herbs for those difficult positions.

 

Freshly harvested turmeric roots

Turmeric is just the tonic

June 29, 2016

Turmeric is a cure-all plant that is easy to grow in all but the coldest regions, says PENNY WOODWARD.

Bunches of herbs

Make a bouquet garni

June 11, 2016

Add a bunch of flavour to your winter soups and stews with PENNY WOODWARD'S tips for beautiful bouquet garni.

Mixed spices

Mixed spices

March 31, 2016

Home gardeners might consider spices too unusual and tricky to grow, but PENNY WOODWARD says there are good choices for warm and cool climates.

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