Planting seed

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

First time sowing seed? Penny Woodward gives us some back to basics for new growers

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...

Biodegradable Pots

The plastic pot problem

Thu, 22/08/2013 - 10:04am

Plastic pots are ubiquitous in the nursery industry and pose a serious waste problem. JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests ways that you can reduce the flow of plastic coming from your backyard.

Broad Bean Crimson

Sowing winter beans

Thu, 30/05/2013 - 3:40pm

Broad beans are among the easiest vegies to grow during winter. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to propagate the plants from seed.