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Capsicums love our climate.

Growing colourful capsicum

January 2022

These beauties come in a vibrant array of shapes, colours and flavours, and with careful nurturing can be an essential part of your summer vegie patch, writes Helen McKerral.

You can either go foraging for blackberries or grow them yourself.

Growing blackberries in abundance

January 2022

Summer is time for fresh berries and Justin Russell tells us we can grow them in our backyards in abundance - a chance to ditch the plastic and have your own supply!

Growing plants that are indigenous to your area will help attract native bees.

Encouraging native bees

January 2022

If you follow these basic principles in your garden, native bees and other beneficial insects will know they’re welcome, writes Karen Sutherland.

'Gympie Gold' cucumber.

Cucumber: a salad essential

December 2021

Simon Webster loves his cucumbers and has had bumper harvests over the years. Read on for his tips for growing this summer salad essential.

Jian Liu's Melbourne garden is a productive space, teeming with life and colour.

Gardening success in Melbourne

November 2021

Jian Liu has gone from a Beijing concrete jungle to a lush Melbourne backyard, where she and her husband have created a wonderful food forest.

Tomatoes are a favourite here at Organic Gardener!

Tomato growing success

November 2021

You can never have too many tomatoes in your harvesting basket! And with these tips from Helen McKerral you are sure to have plenty to share.

 

Dwarf pineapples.

Get started with pineapples

November 2021

Growing a pineapple can be as simple as twisting the top off an existing fruit and planting it. 

Coloured tomatoes

Why is a red tomato red?

September 2021

Tomatoes come in a variety of colours, explains Penny Woodward, with quirky names to match.

Clear your yard of any possible hazards for chicks.

Raising chicks naturally

September 2021

While the mother hen has the lead role in the chicken-raising show, Jessamy Millers says there are steps owners can take to ensure chicks are robust and healthy.

Some of the amazing tomatoes grown by Cheryl McGaffin.

Tomato bonanza

September 2021

Cheryl McGaffin has about 180 different tomato varieties growing on her property in Victoria and Penny Woodward couldn't resist visiting Daniel's Run to find out more about them. 

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