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Sprouting seeds

Sprout your own seeds

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 12:00am

Sprouts are the powerhouse of super foods. They’re also easy to grow. We show you how.

Mobile biochar kiln

Biochar explained

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 8:00am

Simon Webster investigates biochar and reveals Peter Cundall's method for making it.

White-Throated Treecreepers using nesting boxes.

Attract native birds to your garden

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 4:24pm

By providing water, nesting havens and protective habitat, it’s possible to create a garden brimming with beautiful birds year-round, writes Libby Woodward. 

Peter Cundall

Viva la revolution!

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 3:04pm

Peter Cundall celebrates the organic ‘revolution’ and invites you to join him in growing food in your urban space. 

Espaliered apple

Simple espalier technique

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 3:43pm

Justin Russell shows you a simple espalier technique, perfect for small-space growing, plus his top 10 trees for training. 

native herb spiral

Make a vertical herb spiral

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 11:29am

A vertical herb spiral using pots is a creative and attractive addition to your garden.

Graceful tree frog

Creating a frog utopia

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 8:00am

Leap into 2017 and the wonderful world of frogs and water-loving insects, writes LEONIE SHANAHAN.

Saturated Soil

Restoring sodden soil

Fri, 16/09/2016 - 11:55am

JUSTIN RUSSELL explores some gentle techniques to help restore your wet, wet, wet soil.

Seed Packets

Spring seed sowing 101

Fri, 26/08/2016 - 12:00pm

Confused about which seed to sow where? Not sure which potting mix to use? JUSTIN RUSSELL has you covered.

Ancient grains

Ancient grains

Wed, 24/08/2016 - 12:42pm

From chia and quinoa to buckwheat and amaranth, ancient grains are being rediscovered, so why not try your hand at growing these highly nutritious pseudo-cereals that are also gluten free,...

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