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From 900-year-old carrots, to apples and oranges that arrived with the First Fleet, we show you just how easy it is to grow your own heirloom fruit and vegies. Plus, we share the delights of bygone beauties: flowers, rare chooks and pigs, and hand-forged tools. Available from 5 July 2018.

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Greenhouse growing

You can use a structure such as a greenhouse to modify climate conditions, says Justin Russell, protecting plants or...

Dianthus and sage.

Growing in sandy soils

A few gardeners are blessed with deep, rich, textured, fertile soil. But what if you aren't? Asks Penny Woodward

Lovely leeks

Leeks are best planted in Autumn and Winter says Penny Woodward

Testing pH

Testing times

What is pH and how can you change it? Penny Woodward explains.

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Making the cut

In the coming months it will be time to start thinking about pruning. Phil Dudman takes you through the process for citrus trees.

'Purple Top Milan' turnips

Turn it up!

It's time we turned the spotlight back onto the humble turnip, writes Justin Russell.

Planting guides

Our simple planting guides will help you find out what plants grow best in
your region and when to plant them.

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Latest videos

 

Backyard chickens

Check out the chook palace in the Patch from Scratch garden and see Alex and Costa as they release the chooks! in this episode of ABC TV Gardening Australia.

 

Safe soil

How safe is your soil? Professor Mark Taylor from Macquarie University's VegeSafe program tests the soil in the Patch from Scratch garden in this epidode of ABC TV Gardening Australia.

 

Garlic varieties

Learn about different garlic varieties to grow now with our horticultural editor and garlic guru, Penny Woodward in this video from ABC TV Gardening Australia.

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