Blogs

Asparagus spears

Growing asparagus

March 2021

A family favourite, asparagus is a must-have in the vegie patch, writes Helen McKerral.

Books about birds

Birds in your garden

March 2021

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

Hen health checklist

February 2021

Observation is the key to success not only in your garden but for keeping your chooks healthy, writes Jessamy Miller.

 

 

 

The Reconciliation Park Community Garden in Redfern.

Growing a community garden

February 2021

After five years of waiting and with high-rise developments closing in, residents living near a small park in Sydney’s inner-city suburb of Redfern are growing organic food and they have even convinced the council to make the whole space chemical-free. Malcolm McGuire writes.

Summer raspberries fruiting on the left, autumn raspberries on the right

Pruning and training raspberries

January 2021

The freshness and flavour of raspberries are one of the joys of summer -- and you can grow them in your own backyard.

Preserving Lemons

Preserving lemons

December 2020

Back in June 2014, Justin Russell shared his tips for preserving a glut of winter lemons – it's worth having another read!

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.

Justin Russell's pickled gherkins

Pickled gherkins

December 2020

Experiencing a cucumber glut in your garden? That's not such a bad thing, according to Justin Russell, who has heaps in his patch. His advice? Start pickling!

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