Fruits & nuts

Feijoa Harvest

In Praise of Feijoas

Fri, 27/01/2012 - 10:25am

Feijoas are a tough and adaptable plant for the organic home garden. JUSTIN RUSSELL sings the praises of this myrtle relative and its delicious fruit.

Sweet Corn

How to harvest corn

Fri, 20/01/2012 - 11:11am

Does your sweet corn look ripe for the picking? JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips on how to harvest, cook and eat the perfect cob.

Ripening Blackberries

Blackberry Season

Thu, 15/12/2011 - 3:41pm

Unlike their wild, uncouth cousins, thornless blackberries are far more refined and oh so delicious. JUSTIN RUSSELL extolls the virtues of this underappreciated cool climate fruit.

How to grow organic edible figs

Tue, 13/12/2011 - 2:35pm

Homegrown figs are so mind-blowingly sweet and delicious. PHIL DUDMAN shares his organic secrets for growing the best with tips for dealing with typical pests.

Organic watermelon frame 2

Wed, 07/12/2011 - 2:54pm

Things are progressing well with PHIL DUDMAN’s trial watermelon frame. It’s a great way to grow lots of organic watermelons in small spaces.

Strawberry of the Woods

The King of Strawberries

Thu, 24/11/2011 - 6:23pm

It's tiny, easy going, yet one of the most delicious of all fruits. JUSTIN RUSSELL salutes the humble wild strawberry, fraises des bois.

Isabella Grapes

Isabella Grapes Save the Day

Thu, 17/11/2011 - 1:31pm

With his grape crop ruined by last summer's record wet season, JUSTIN RUSSELL pins his hopes on a mildew resistant heirloom variety to make an annual batch of verjuice.

Organic Watermelon Frame

Tue, 25/10/2011 - 3:07pm

Small spaces won’t stop PHIL DUDMAN from growing his favourite organic crops. This week it’s watermelon!

Organic Papaw Revival

Thu, 29/09/2011 - 3:55pm

Last winter was tough on papaws. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips for getting your organic papaws back in shape.

Apple fruitlets

The Benefits of Thinning Fruit

Fri, 16/09/2011 - 2:41pm

When it comes to fruit, can you have too much of a good thing? The answer's yes, and JUSTIN RUSSELL explains the benefits of thinning out a bumper crop.