All Gardens

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. 

Preserving tomatoes

A saucy affair with tomatoes

September 2021

With a tasty tomato harvest, you'll find you have one of the easiest and most flavoursome crops to preserve, and Helen McKerral has some tips to help you fill your pantry with goodness!

Daffodil flower

Feeding fruit trees & bulbs

August 2021

From daffodils and jonquils to almonds and plums, it's time to for a good feed to keep them happy. Penny Woodward explains why.

Heirloom pumpkins

Why grow heirlooms?

August 2021

Heirloom edibles are important to our survival, and that of the planet. That's why our horticultural editor, Penny Woodward, loves growing them. Find out why ...

Composting is an important way to turn waste into nutrients for your garden.

Smart composting

August 2021

Jian Liu has discovered a few tricks for harnessing all the benefits of compost, with minimal effort.

Chooks take vegie scraps and turn them into a valuable garden product.

Chook poo power

August 2021

Jessamy Miller dishes the dirt on chook poo so you can make the most of it in your garden.

Paul West loved picking mulberries as a kid.

Mighty mulberries

July 2021

From an early age, Paul West fell in love with the resilient mulberry and its bountiful, juicy and tangy fruit.

A seed of an idea

July 2021

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

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