Saving seeds for the seed library.

A seed of an idea

Tue, 13/07/2021 - 12:26pm

A small project to start a street seed library in a Tassie town is expanding throughout the state’s north, writes Penny Woodward.

Salsify seed will be blown by the wind.

How seeds disperse naturally

Wed, 03/02/2021 - 11:55am

Once plants start seeding in your garden, you'll be amazed where they pop up – Helen McKerral explains how it happens, naturally.


Planting seed

Mon, 06/04/2020 - 1:19pm

First time sowing seed? Here's some tips from Penny Woodward for new growers to follow, as well as a guide to the plants best grown as seedlings.

Seeds sown in coir pots

Sowing organic seeds

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 9:00am

It's life affirming, says Penny Woodward, to plant seed and watch it grow.

Seed Packets

Spring seed sowing 101

Fri, 26/08/2016 - 12:00pm

Confused about which seed to sow where? Not sure which potting mix to use? JUSTIN RUSSELL has you covered.

hardwood cuttings

How to take a hardwood cutting

Tue, 28/06/2016 - 11:44am

Mid winter is a great time to propagate plants from hardwood cuttings, says HELEN McKERRAL.

She'll be apples

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 1:19pm

It's early spring and the sap is rising, the perfect time to propagate deciduous fruit trees says JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Grafting tomatoes

The hard graft

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 2:28pm

Grafting your favourite tomato onto pest-resistant root stock will help eradicate tomato disease, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Vegie Seedlings

Healthy home-raised seedlings

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 9:26am

When raising seedlings at home, it's important to make sure the little plants well fed and toughened up before planting into the garden. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips for producing robust plants...