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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.

Justin Russell's pickled gherkins

Pickled gherkins

Tue, 01/12/2020 - 3:23pm

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!

In time of crisis: grow food

Wed, 25/03/2020 - 4:05pm

We are reaching out to let you know that Organic Gardener is continuing to publish, providing trusted, practical advice that will support anyone wishing to garden in...

Tree guard

Water saving tips

Wed, 22/01/2020 - 2:44pm

Penny Woodward looks at simple smalll scale tricks for efficient water use.

Everyone loves lemons.


Thu, 03/10/2019 - 10:52am

Some simple tips for citrus trees from our experts, Helen McKerral, Leonie Shanahan and Penny Woodward.

Safety equipment

Safe shredding

Wed, 28/08/2019 - 5:21pm

Penny Woodward explains why she loves using her shredder