Fruits & nuts

Prolifically bearing orange tree in a garden.

Soil secrets for citrus success

Wed, 22/06/2022 - 1:37pm

There's many aspects of citrus growing that ensure success (climate, tree choice and where you plant it, for example) but it all starts with the soil, writes Helen McKerral.

The fruits have a good amount of sweet and tart flesh around a large seed.

Quirky quandongs

Fri, 20/05/2022 - 12:15pm

Karen Sutherland has been trying to grow quandongs for years and can now report some success!

You can either go foraging for blackberries or grow them yourself.

Growing blackberries in abundance

Mon, 10/01/2022 - 11:39am

Summer is time for fresh berries and Justin Russell tells us we can grow them in our backyards in abundance - a chance to ditch the plastic and have your own supply!

Dwarf pineapples.

Get started with pineapples

Tue, 02/11/2021 - 3:55pm

Growing a pineapple can be as simple as twisting the top off an existing fruit and planting it. 

Paul West loved picking mulberries as a kid.

Mighty mulberries

Thu, 22/07/2021 - 4:43pm

From an early age, Paul West fell in love with the resilient mulberry and its bountiful, juicy and tangy fruit.

Ten tips for a healthy garden

Sun, 28/02/2021 - 2:07pm

Penny Woodward, shares her tips for a thriving garden – one that will provide veg and fruit, and help the planet.

Strawberries are high on the list of the most chemically contaminated.

How to grow chemical-free strawberries

Thu, 29/10/2020 - 3:34pm

Strawberries are high on the list of chemically contaminated foods that we buy at a supermarket, so here's a refresher on how to grow your own strawberries organically from Penny Woodward.

Bob with apples

Bob's Summer Surprise

Wed, 20/05/2020 - 12:21pm

It took 20 years for Bob Magnus to breed this apple, says Penny Woodward, and it all started in Huonville, Tasmania.

Cumquats in basket

Easygoing cumquats

Fri, 13/09/2019 - 5:15pm

Helen McKerral says its best to always plant comquats into warm soil.

Beurre bosc is a vigorous and productive heirloom.

Pears: cool season fruit to grow in your backyard

Sat, 15/06/2019 - 11:38am

Fresh is best when it comes to pears as they are a very fragile fruit. Justin Russell looks at the many reasons for growing your own tree, including their ability to thrive and grow fruit in a...