Articles by Penny Woodward

Garlic

Garlic in your garden

March 2021

Homegrown garlic tastes dramatically better than any you can buy in your local supermarket, so why not grow it yourself! 

Books about birds

Birds in your garden

March 2021

Penny Woodward talks about attracting birds to your garden and two new books about birds.

'Mini Amish' heirloom tomatoes

Growing heirloom tomatoes

March 2021

Penny Woodward loves heirloom cherry tomatoes, here she explains how to plant them from seed.

Sprouts

How to grow sprouts

February 2021

All you need is a bench or windowsill and some easy-to-find equipment to grow sprouts, writes 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.

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