Backyard

Rocket is an easily grown annual that can be harvested for months.

Plant: rhubarb, rocket and more!

October 2021

Karen Sutherland looks at a selection of plants that will look great in your garden and add spicy flavours to your cooking.

Chooks provide much more than fresh eggs and fertiliser.

Feathered friends

September 2021

Chooks provide many things from fresh eggs to fertiliser for your garden, and they can even become feathered friends to the family, writes Jessamy Miller.

Araucana lay unusual green eggs.

Choosing a chook house

June 2021

Life is much richer in this Melbourne household with a few chooks added to the mix – here's some tips Jian Liu learnt about making a home for chickens so everyone is happy.

You can make your own chook mash.

Feeding your chooks

April 2021

In  Jessamy Miller's article ‘Chicken Feed’ in Issue 124 we covered buying pellets or ready-mixed grain feeds for poultry. But if you want to go further, mixing your own feed means you know exactly what you are giving your hens and it could save you money.

Urban gardening

May 2020

Clare and Keith have turned a basic apartment backyard into a vegie-filled garden that supplies them with fresh produce throughout the year.

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Keeping your chooks safe

June 2019

Jessamy Miller explains how to keep pathogens and other nasties away from your poultry.

'Glass gem' heirloom corn

Corn fights back

August 2018

Justin Russell introduces the world of heirloom corn, including eating, flour and popping cultivars. 

seed security at risk

New seed security threat

March 2018

A review of the import of brassica seed is a threat to small farmers, seed suppliers and our nation's food sovereignty, says Justin Russell.

Flower buds of artichoke

Globe artichoke time

October 2017

They're delicious, unrivalled, flavoursome food, writes Penny Woodward.

Salvia lanceolata

Edible and useful salvias

July 2017

Volatile oils in the leaves give salvias their scent and flavour explains Penny Woodward.

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