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Sweet cicely has a mild sugary aniseed flavour.

Unusual herbs to grow now

September 2020

Sweet cecily and summer savory are just two flavourful culinary herbs you can easily grow in your own garden.

Spring is a busy time in the chookyard

Spring poultry care

September 2020

Spring is a delightful time in the poultry yard with hens back on the lay and, for those who keep a rooster, perhaps even chicks to enjoy. These tips from Jessamy Miller will help you make the most of this time.

Lettuce is a good starter veg.

Start your own food garden

August 2020

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.

We can store carbon in our soil and so help combat climate change.

Improve your soil, help the planet

July 2020

Linda Cockburn believes gardeners have a crucial job to do, storing carbon in their soils. It will help with your harvest, as well as helping stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis. 

Itoh peonies from Issue 117

The Magic of Peonies

June 2020

We love peonies at OG and Eliza Henry-Jones shares that love -- here she also shares tips for growing these beauties.

Kale and Borlotti Bean Soup

June 2020

Sophie Hansen's winters (near Orange, NSW) are long and cold, which leads to plenty of warm, nourishing food like this hearty soup.

The Green Rhubarb Blues

June 2020

Have you got the green rhubarb blues? JUSTIN RUSSELL offers some tips on how you can grow red rhubarb, and why it's one of his all-time favourite plants.

Chooks love a dust bath.

Buying chooks? Here's some tips

June 2020

If you are new to chook keeping, or thinking about adding some hens to your house, Jessamy Miller knows what to look for.

Worm farms and tumblers

June 2020

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

June 2020

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.

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