Fruits & nuts

November planting

What to plant in November

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 3:01pm

With November just around the corner, JUSTIN RUSSELL introduces you to a month of planting for abundance.


Exclusion Bagging

How to control fruit fly

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 1:29pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests ways to keep destructive fruit fly at bay so you can enjoy your organically grown fruit.

Banana flower and fruit

Bountiful bananas

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 2:49pm

Have you thought of growing bananas in your cool climate garden? asks PENNY WOODWARD.

Apple blossom

The birds and the bees

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 12:43pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL discusses the birds, the bees and the mysteries of fruit tree pollination.  

Morello Cherry

Have a very cherry Christmas!

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 2:10pm

Christmas wouldn't be complete without cherries, but for a sour twist, JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests trying Morello cherries.

Ripe passionfruit lying beneath the vine.

Late ripening passionfruit

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 5:17pm

Passionfruit is one of our most popular backyard fruit crops and perhaps the most vexing, writes JENNIFER STACKHOUSE.

Fuyu Persimmons

Orange lanterns of autumn

Thu, 22/05/2014 - 1:12pm

Few plants can bridge the ornamental-edible divide like the persimmon. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to grow them.

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.