Fruits & nuts

Ripening Calamondins

Bondin’ with my calamondin

Thu, 20/03/2014 - 5:11pm

It might be fruiting two months ahead of schedule, but JUSTIN RUSSELL extolls the virtues of his backyard calamondin tree.

'Purple Top Milan' turnips

Turn it up!

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 3:16pm

It's time we turned the spotlight back onto the humble turnip, writes Justin Russell.


Make mine mango

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 3:49pm

Choosing the right variety and practising regular pruning will ensure marvellous home-grown mangoes, writes Phil Dudman.

mango leaf, scale, pests

Home-made pest remedies

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 12:31pm

Combat scale insects on mango trees with these home-made remedies, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Cane and able

Sat, 02/11/2013 - 7:50pm

Want to grow your own fruit but can’t stand years of waiting? PAUL HEALY writes that with the Rubus genus – which includes brambleberries and raspberries – your first homegrown...

Oatmeal hotcakes with berry crush

Oatmeal hotcakes with berry crush

Tue, 29/10/2013 - 11:02pm

Sharing good food with family and friends is one of life’s great pleasures, but it’s easy to become trapped in the daily routine and lose your passion. Here, author Valli Little gives us the cover...

Autumn Blackberry Foliage

Autumn glories

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 3:20pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL is stopped in his tracks by the autumn foliage of some undervalued edible plants.

Get cracking

Wed, 01/05/2013 - 6:02pm

Nuts are bursting with health benefits and flavour, write GRAHAM and ANNEMARIE BROOKMAN.