Backyard

Toadstool or mushroom

Fungi facts

January 29, 2015

PENNY WOODWARD says it is good to look after most of the fungi growing in your garden.

Editor’s choice – March 2014

March 15, 2014

This month we feature a photo of our own editor, Steve Payne, inspecting the Kale growing in his own “patch”. We love seeing what’s growing in your patch! Keep the photos coming. You can upload them via Your Patch, or email them to organicgardener@your.abc.net.au

chook, high-vis jacket, chicken

Take your chooks and run!

February 5, 2014

When bushfires threatened guest blogger JACQUELINE SPEDDING decided to up chooks and run!

 

 

 

Young Maltese Blood Orange

Orange renaissance

June 21, 2013

Having fallen from favour in recent decades, the backyard orange tree is due for a comeback – be it sweet, blood or sour, says JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Persimmon orchard

Give persimmons a chance

April 12, 2013

Persimmon season has arrived, and JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests that people give the misunderstood fruit a second chance.

Editor’s choice – April 2013

March 29, 2013

Our readers are making the most of the last of the summer sunshine. This luscious produce was grown in the garden of Vicki from Victoria, while in NSW, Roxana has set up a balcony garden using recycled materials. See their photos, and find out more…

Rainbow connection

March 27, 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL tells the story of the heirloom vegie poster boy, Rainbow Chard.

Outlaw plants

March 19, 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL challenges the notion that all weeds are pests, and makes cordial with one of his favourite outlaw plants.

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