Articles by Penny Woodward

A bunch of celery

Do the celery crunch

March 10, 2018

Freshly cut, clean, crunchy celery is the perfect plant for autumn says Penny Woodward

Purple garlic

Celebrating garlic

February 7, 2018

Love garlic? Penny Woodward tells you how to celebrate with garlic.

Salad plants

Mustardy marvel

January 24, 2018

The sharp lemony flavour with hot peppery aftertaste make this mustard a winner, writes Penny Woodward.

Worm liquid is a relatively easy-to-produce home-made liquid fertiliser.

Liquid gold

January 22, 2018

Penny Woodward investigates the expanding range of liquid fertilisers, from seaweed extracts to manure teas.

A developing tomato

Doing the tomato shake

January 8, 2018

Shake your tomato flowers to help with pollination and set fruit, writes Penny Woodward.



December 16, 2017

Penny Woodward says that despite its delicate looks, love-in-a-mist is surprisingly tough and easy to grow.


Marvellous microgreens

December 16, 2017

Nutritious microgreens, explains Penny Woodward, are quick to grow and delicious to eat.

Children playing

Garden of hope

November 16, 2017

Penny Woodward writes about an amazing Australian garden project for the children of the Gaza Strip.

Zucchini are a fast growing summer crop

Starting a vegie garden

October 30, 2017

It's not too late, says Penny Woodward, to plant vegies for summer harvesting.