Bulls Blood Beetroot

Bright Lights of Winter

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 12:09pm

Why settle for drab greens and greys in the winter vegie patch, asks JUSTIN RUSSELL, when you can grown plants with as much colour as a Ken Done painting?


Winter Spinach

Wed, 30/05/2012 - 1:47pm

Spinach thrives in winter and provides a stream of nutritious leaves for months on end. JUSTIN RUSSELL gives the lowdown on a favourite cool season crop.

Parsnip Seedlings

Parsnip Secrets

Wed, 02/05/2012 - 10:22am

Parsnips have a well earned reputaion for being hard to grow. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips for producing a bumper crop oof long white roots.

Phil's Tomato Hothouse

Tue, 01/05/2012 - 9:25am

What do you do when your organic tomato crops constantly fall victim to rain and cold? You bang up a ‘fancy’ hothouse to protect them, says PHIL DUDMAN.


A Nod to Nasturtiums

Thu, 26/04/2012 - 8:44am

One of the best plants for organic gardens is the nasturtium. JUSTIN RUSSELL writes that it's useful, ornamental, and lots of fun to grow.

Tommy Toes

Tomato Experiment Update

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 10:00am

JUSTIN RUSSELL updates his experiment in growing disease free tomatoes using four different methods.

Turnips & Parsnips

Sun, 25/03/2012 - 7:39pm

PETER CUNDALL says easy-to-grow ‘old-fashioned’ turnips and parsnips are back in vogue with their distinctive flavours and textures.

How much shade can your vegies take?

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 12:00pm

We’ve heard it all before. Plant your vegies in a spot that gets at least 6-8 hours direct sun a day. But for many of us with small backyards, it’s just not practical. Shady PHIL DUDMAN  takes a...

Autumn Pea Flowers

Green Peas

Fri, 16/03/2012 - 9:44am

St Patrick's Day is traditionally regarded as the perfect time to plant ornamental sweet peas. JUSTIN RUSSELL argues that it's also the ideal time to plant edible peas in anticipation of an...

Cabbage on my mind

Thu, 08/03/2012 - 9:52am

The subtle chill of an early autumn morning has PHIL DUDMAN in a planting frenzy of all things Brassicaceae.