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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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Golden yellow flowers

Tree marigold

Flowers provide bright splashes of colour for many months says Penny Woodward

Safety equipment

Safe shredding

Penny Woodward explains why she loves using her shredder

Edible flowers

Edible flowers

Flowers are fragile, says Penny Woodward, but make delicous additions to our food.

Angelica

Statuesque angelica

Choose your spot carefully suggests Penny Woodward, before planting angelica.

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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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What to do in your garden in: September

After months of cold and not much growing, who can resist the urge to get outside and get amongst it?

Food

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Pests & Diseases

Sustainable living

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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Recipes