Articles by Penny Woodward

Snails love tender plants and seedlings.

Stop those snails and slugs!

September 2021

Penny Woodward has a constant challenge keeping snail and slugs from chomping away at her vegies! Her expertise certainly comes in handy in her own garden and will help with yours!

Some of the amazing tomatoes grown by Cheryl McGaffin.

Tomato bonanza

September 2021

Cheryl McGaffin has about 180 different tomato varieties growing on her property in Victoria and Penny Woodward couldn't resist visiting Daniel's Run to find out more about them. 

Heirloom pumpkins

Why grow heirlooms?

August 2021

Heirloom edibles are important to our survival, and that of the planet. That's why our horticultural editor, Penny Woodward, loves growing them. Find out why ...

Daffodil flower

Feeding fruit trees & bulbs

August 2021

From daffodils and jonquils to almonds and plums, it's time to for a good feed to keep them happy. Penny Woodward explains why.

Herbs in pots can be moved around your garden as needed.

Top herbs for pots

August 2021

Having fresh herbs at your doorstep saves money and adds flavour and diversity to your cooking, and Penny Woodward has some tips to get you started.

A seed of an idea

July 2021

A small project to start a street seed library in a Tassie town is expanding throughout the state’s north, writes Penny Woodward.

Betony flowers

Betony

July 2021

Betony flowers provide nectar for bees, butterflies and beneficial insects explains Penny Woodward

Winter savory in flower

Winter savory

May 2021

Spicy, fragrant, warming. This little-known herb is perfect for cool weather meals, writes Penny Woodward.

Leafy brassicas

Winter fare

May 2021

Penny Woodward describes some unusual and more common edibles for planting now.

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