Articles by Helen McKerral

Tomatoes are a favourite here at Organic Gardener!

Tomato growing success

November 2021

You can never have too many tomatoes in your harvesting basket! And with these tips from Helen McKerral you are sure to have plenty to share.

 

Preserving tomatoes

A saucy affair with tomatoes

September 2021

With a tasty tomato harvest, you'll find you have one of the easiest and most flavoursome crops to preserve, and Helen McKerral has some tips to help you fill your pantry with goodness!

Frost on kale leaves

A frosty reception

May 2021

When frost comes creeping into your garden, it can ruin all the hard work you've done in a snap! Helen McKerral suggests ways to combat the chills of winter.

 

New Zealand spinach is a disease-resistant perennial also native to Australia

Spinach substitutes

May 2021

Spinach is a no-fuss cool season crop but there are some excellent substitutes for warmer seasons and regions too hot for English spinach.

Asparagus spears

Growing asparagus

March 2021

A family favourite, asparagus is a must-have in the vegie patch, writes Helen McKerral.

Salsify seed will be blown by the wind.

How seeds disperse naturally

February 2021

Once plants start seeding in your garden, you'll be amazed where they pop up – Helen McKerral explains how it happens, naturally.

Summer raspberries fruiting on the left, autumn raspberries on the right

Pruning and training raspberries

January 2021

The freshness and flavour of raspberries are one of the joys of summer -- and you can grow them in your own backyard.

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