Articles by Penny Woodward

Southern Corroboree Frog

Frogs in your backyard

December 2020

Penny Woodward loves frogs and has had a large frog pond in her garden for 10 years. The sad part is that they are under threat -- but we can help. 

Hanging herbs on clothes horse

How to dry herbs

December 2020

Summer's a great time to dry herbs, says Penny Woodward. It's also the time when most of them should be harvested. Here's how to do it.

Strawberries are high on the list of the most chemically contaminated.

How to grow chemical-free strawberries

October 2020

Strawberries are high on the list of chemically contaminated foods that we buy at a supermarket, so here's a refresher on how to grow your own strawberries organically.

Mulch will keep berries off the ground and avoid fungal diseases.

Strawberry growing success

October 2020

Penny Woodward reveals the secrets of growing full-flavoured and productive strawberries – whether in beds, baskets or pots. 

Zaatar

Za'atar, herb or spice mix?

October 2020

Penny Woodward says there is confusion about whether za'atar is a herb, a spice mix or both.

Sweet cicely has a mild sugary aniseed flavour.

Unusual herbs to grow now

September 2020

Sweet cecily and summer savory are just two flavourful culinary herbs you can easily grow in your own garden.

walk on board

Wet soils

August 2020

Penny explains that her soil is sodden, and she's being very careful not to tread on it.

Herbs for spring

August 2020

Most herbs are perfect for spring planting says Penny Woodward but its a bit early for basil.

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