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'Eureka' has a very long harvest period.

Fantastic citrus to try

Wed, 04/05/2022 - 12:18pm

It's time to plant your citrus and Helen McKerral suggests different options you may want to grow in your backyard.

Tomatoes are a favourite here at Organic Gardener!

Tomato growing success

Thu, 04/11/2021 - 1:39pm

You can never have too many tomatoes in your harvesting basket! And with these tips from Helen McKerral you are sure to have plenty to share.


Daffodil flower

Feeding fruit trees & bulbs

Tue, 24/08/2021 - 9:39am

From daffodils and jonquils to almonds and plums, it's time to for a good feed to keep them happy. Penny Woodward explains why.

A ripe pepino.

Pepino: a year-round rockmelon

Tue, 06/07/2021 - 3:24pm

Pepinos may prefer to be grown in a warm climate, but Jian Liu has found that in her Melbourne backyard, these melons give a generous taste of the tropics even in winter.

Frost on kale leaves

A frosty reception

Tue, 25/05/2021 - 4:24pm

When frost comes creeping into your garden, it can ruin all the hard work you've done in a snap! Helen McKerral suggests ways to combat the chills of winter.



How to grow sprouts

Mon, 22/02/2021 - 4:02pm

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


Hot weather watering tips

Fri, 22/01/2021 - 3:42pm

Some tips from Penny Woodward to help keep plants alive during summer heat.

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

Pruning and training raspberries

Wed, 06/01/2021 - 10:21am

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

Hanging herbs on clothes horse

How to dry herbs

Sun, 06/12/2020 - 12:00pm

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.