'Spunta' potato

Paul West's favourite spuds

Thu, 28/07/2022 - 3:46pm

Spuds are one of the most productive crops you can grow, so with a little bit of judicious planting in late winter and early spring, you can experience the full breadth that is the wonderful world...

Capsicums love our climate.

Growing colourful capsicum

Wed, 12/01/2022 - 4:27pm

These beauties come in a vibrant array of shapes, colours and flavours, and with careful nurturing can be an essential part of your summer vegie patch, writes Helen McKerral.

'Gympie Gold' cucumber.

Cucumber: a salad essential

Wed, 15/12/2021 - 11:31am

Simon Webster loves his cucumbers and has had bumper harvests over the years. Read on for his tips for growing this summer salad essential.

Luffa aegyptiaca

Grow your own luffa

Tue, 02/11/2021 - 3:22pm

A multitasking veg you can eat and turn into a sponge? Growing luffas will give you both!

Coloured tomatoes

Why is a red tomato red?

Wed, 29/09/2021 - 12:33pm

Tomatoes come in a variety of colours, explains Penny Woodward, with quirky names to match.

'Purple Dragon' variety of carrot.

Colourful carrots

Wed, 24/03/2021 - 2:06pm

There are so many different types of carrot you can grow in your garden, many of them vibrantly coloured heirloom varieties.

'Mini Amish' heirloom tomatoes

Growing heirloom tomatoes

Thu, 11/03/2021 - 2:49pm

Penny Woodward loves heirloom cherry tomatoes, here she explains how to plant them from seed.

The Green Rhubarb Blues

Thu, 18/06/2020 - 4:22pm

Have you got the green rhubarb blues? JUSTIN RUSSELL offers some tips on how you can grow red rhubarb, and why it's one of his all-time favourite plants.

Chill factor

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 4:54pm

Lots of vegies love the cold and are sweeter for a frost. Justin Russell tells how to take advantage of this while also protecting plants.