What to plant now

From garden to plate – borage, heartsease, calendula, nasturtiums, dill and cornflowers.

Growing edible flowers in your garden

Wed, 16/12/2020 - 1:45pm

Edible flowers add a colourful spark and fresh flavour to dishes, are the basis of health-giving teas, and create delicious cordials and preserves, writes Karen Sutherland.

Grow your own strawberries

Strawberry growing success

Wed, 14/10/2020 - 5:54pm

Penny Woodward reveals the secrets to growing full-flavoured and productive strawberries – whether in beds, baskets or pots. 


Za'atar, herb or spice mix?

Thu, 01/10/2020 - 2:47pm

Penny Woodward says there is confusion about whether za'atar is a herb, a spice mix or both.

How to grow sweet corn

Thu, 24/09/2020 - 11:31am

The crunchy flavour and versatility of sweet corn (and the fact it's easy to grow) make it a must-have in backyard vegie patches. 

Welsh onions starting to flower

Welsh onions

Tue, 21/07/2020 - 4:33pm

Tough, versatile and useful. Mild sweet onion flavour. Ticks all the boxes says Penny Woodward.

Horseradish power

Wed, 18/03/2020 - 5:05pm

Autumn is the time when the wonderfully pungent horseradish is in its element -- you can plant and harvest now and once harvested it's time to start cooking!

Growing wild alpine strawberries

Wed, 18/03/2020 - 2:58pm

Wild alpine strawberries are very tasty, writes Penny Woodward, and you can grow them in your backyard!

Heirloom tomatoes

Tomatoes in pots

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 4:20pm

Karen Sutherland tells us how to grow tomatoes in pots.