Backyard

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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.

choko + raised garden bed

Keeping your vegies safe

January 2017

The risk of contaminated soils may change the way we need to garden and live, writes EMMA BOWEN.

Mixed herbage lawn

Secret to an organic lawn

December 2016

In organic circles, lawns are oft seen as unsustainable. But it's possible to grow one organically, says JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Safety equipment

Safe shredding

August 2019

Penny Woodward explains why she loves using her shredder

Colourful leafy lettuces

Leafy salad greens

May 2015

Although winter is not normally associated with salads, it's a great time for growing leafy greens, says PENNY WOODWARD

Bright red and yellow tamarillo

Tangy tamarillo

April 2015

These fruit are worth growing just for their vibrant colours says PENNY WOODWARD

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