Fruits & nuts

A calamondin in Justin's vegie garden.

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.

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.