Garden planning

Vegie beds at Buena Vista farm.

Crop rotation

Wed, 24/03/2021 - 2:50pm

 Justin Russell says it's good to have a crop rotation plan in place to avoid pest and disease build up – here's some basics.

Build a bed for your vegies

Tue, 03/11/2020 - 12:53pm

Planning your vegie patch? Justin Russell answers the question many of you might be asking: are raised beds right for me?

Lettuce is a good starter veg.

Start your own food garden

Mon, 10/08/2020 - 1:53pm

With gardeners new and old wanting to grow their own food, Helen McKerral goes through the basics of setting up a vegie garden, including easy crops to start with.

Planning your garden

Thu, 18/06/2020 - 2:42pm

Justin Russell explains how to stagger planting times so you don't end up with too little or too much of the vegies you love best.

Basil and lettuce vertical garden

Vertical garden

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 3:24pm

Helen Cushing writes about small scale vertical gardens.

Greenhouse growing

Tue, 30/04/2019 - 3:10pm

You can use a structure such as a greenhouse to modify climate conditions, says Justin Russell, protecting plants or extending the growing season for cold-sensitive crops.


Gardens for dementia

Thu, 28/06/2018 - 2:19pm

Penny Woodward says to grow an array of coloured and scented plants for loved ones with dementia.

A diverse garden

Diversity is the key

Sun, 01/04/2018 - 1:47pm

Penny Woodward explains how diversity is essential for healthy gardens, parks, farms and wild environments.

Farming the suburbs

Farming the suburbs

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 11:23am

Why can’t we grow food wherever we want? Jennifer Kent, Research Fellow at the University of Sydney investigates.