Getting started

Nature strip vegie garden

Food for one (and all)

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 2:35pm

Karen Sutherland explores the etiquette of growing (and harvesting) food on the nature strip.


Getting the best from your tomatoes

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 11:20am

With tomato season in full swing, PENNY WOODWARD has gathered growing and seed-saving advice for wherever you live in Australia. 

Creating a wicking bed

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 3:07pm

Spring is almost sprung so now’s the perfect time to make a wicking bed to keep your plants well watered.


Go wild with native foods

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 12:16pm

Wild Kitchen's Clayton Donovan shares his tips for growing and cooking native foods.

Steve's Kale, still flourishing 12 months after planting

Kale forever

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:08pm

Editor STEVE PAYNE begins a series of blogs sharing the successes, failures and surprises from his home garden.

Cucumber Pollination

How to succeed with cucurbits

Tue, 24/09/2013 - 1:51pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to get a bumper harvest from your spring planting of pumpkins, melons, zucchini and other cucurbits.

Garden Tools

The joy of quality tools

Fri, 26/07/2013 - 10:54am

Quality tools are a gardener's best friend. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to pick a tool that will become a treasured family heirloom.

What is Organics?

Wed, 29/05/2013 - 1:33pm

Gardening legend PETER CUNDALL outlines the principles of growing organically.

Learn to scythe... and more

Fri, 25/01/2013 - 11:57am

Scything, soil and sauerkraut are on the menu at an upcoming workshop weekend, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Sterilise your garden tools when moving between different crops to prevent transfer of disease.

Keep it Clean

Thu, 31/05/2012 - 12:38pm

Good garden hygiene is paramount to reducing the incidence of pests and diseases, writes PHIL DUDMAN.