Articles by Karen Sutherland

Beach Bananas

Native plants for indoors

November 2021

There’s a stack of Australian native plants from rainforest areas that are naturally suited to low light, so are perfect for growing indoors, writes Karen Sutherland.

Rocket is an easily grown annual that can be harvested for months.

Plant: rhubarb, rocket and more!

October 2021

Karen Sutherland looks at a selection of plants that will look great in your garden and add spicy flavours to your cooking.

Pre-sprouting is useful for ensuring all seeds are viable.

Pre-sprouting peas

June 2021

Pea plants don’t like being transplanted, so it’s best to sow seeds directly. However, you can use biodegradable pots or pre-sprout seed, as Karen Sutherland explains here.

Prostanthera rotundifolia

Minty magic

May 2021

Known by gardeners as native mint bush, Prostanthera rotundifolia is a handy plant for semi-shade.

Warrigal greens are an edible succulent.

Growing warrigal greens

April 2021

Warrigal greens are one of the easiest and most rewarding native food plants to grow, writes Karen Sutherland.

 

 


Round-leaf pigface

Edible succulents

February 2021

Karen Sutherland writes about three edible, waterwise succulents that you can plant now. They are easy to grow, and tasty!

From garden to plate – borage, heartsease, calendula, nasturtiums, dill and cornflowers.

Growing edible flowers in your garden

December 2020

Edible flowers add a colourful spark and fresh flavour to dishes, are the basis of health-giving teas, and create delicious cordials and preserves, writes Karen Sutherland.

Salad time!

November 2020

Karen Sutherland suggests these three summer vegies: easy to grow and delicious in a salad!

Julie with Painted Lady bean seeds

Seeds are free

August 2020

Karen Sutherland explains these seeds are available for free, all you have to do is use them to grow food, save those seeds and then share with others.

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