Fruits & nuts

A berry good year

Tue, 21/08/2012 - 10:11pm

PETER CUNDALL provides a quick guide to growing juicy berryfruit.

“Here are the methods I use to grow great crops of different types of hardy berryfruit - raspberries, loganberries,...

Orange Tree

The Solution to Citrus Problems

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 9:29am

What's wrong with my citrus tree? JUSTIN RUSSELL says that this is the most common question asked of garden writers, but the solution is simple. Read on to find out what it is.

Watermelon frame

Phil's simple watermelon frame

Wed, 25/07/2012 - 4:27pm

Whether tomatoes, melons or peas, supporting your plants with frames and trellises encourages healthy crops and saves space, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Watch how to construct a simple A frame, and...

Growing aromatic, old-fashioned quince

Mon, 04/06/2012 - 8:35am

Don’t miss JUSTIN RUSSELL’s informative article on growing aromatic, old-fashioned quince in the July/August issue of Organic Gardener magazine.

And, so you’ll know what to do with your...


Calamondins and Kumquats

Wed, 23/05/2012 - 4:05pm

There is all sorts of confusion over citrus names, with kumquats and calamondins being prime examples. JUSTIN RUSSELL gives a run down on the smallest members of the citrus tribe.

Growing Organic Strawberries

Wed, 18/04/2012 - 2:39pm

Nothing beats organically grown strawberries for flavour and in many parts of the country, particularly warmer zones, autumn is the time to be starting a strawberry patch, or...

Once figs are picked, they stop ripening and need to be eaten or preserved as soon as possible.

Fabulous figs

Sun, 25/03/2012 - 9:26pm

Fresh figs are hard to find at markets and grocers, making them an ideal fruit tree for home gardens, says PENNY WOOWARD.

Almond Buds

Going Nuts for Almonds

Fri, 09/03/2012 - 10:41am

With his almond crop harvested, JUSTIN RUSSELL has high hopes for an even better harvest next summer from his single, self pollinating tree.

My First Figs

Tue, 14/02/2012 - 10:13am

PHIL DUDMAN has found figs delightfully easy to grow in the wet subtropics, despite everything he was told.

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.