Frost on kale leaves
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A frosty reception

When frost comes creeping into your garden, it can ruin all the hard work you've done in a snap! Helen McKerral suggests ways to combat the chills of winter.  

What is Organics?
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What is Organics?

Gardening legend Peter Cundall outlines the principles of growing organically – a choice many gardeners are making today, wanting to grow healthier food for their family, and to contribute to a healthy planet. 

Vegie beds at Buena Vista farm.
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Crop rotation

 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.

Ten tips for a healthy garden
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Ten tips for a healthy garden

Penny Woodward, shares her tips for a thriving garden – one that will provide veg and fruit, and help the planet.

Build a bed for your vegies
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Build a bed for your vegies

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

Start your own food garden
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Start your own food garden

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.

Worm farms and tumblers
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Worm farms and tumblers

Not everyone has the space in the garden for a compost heap, writes Penny Woodward -- that's where a worm farm comes in!

Planning your garden
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Planning your garden

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
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Vertical garden

Helen Cushing writes about small scale vertical gardens.

Tree guard
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Water saving tips

Penny Woodward looks at simple smalll scale tricks for efficient water use.

Safety equipment
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Safe shredding

Penny Woodward explains why she loves using her shredder

Greenhouse growing
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Greenhouse growing

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.