Backyard

How to make straw bale gardens

How to make straw bale gardens

May 30, 2011

They must be the ultimate in lazy gardening. PHIL DUDMAN explains how to turn a simple straw bale into a productive organic garden in seconds flat.

The under-utilised choko is a great winter crop!

Give chokos a go

May 27, 2011

Chokos are at their productive peak, but there must be more to cooking them than smothering them in white sauce. PHIL DUDMAN puts the challenge to his foodie buddy Julie Ray.

Heirloom Peas

Become a Backyard Conservationist

May 18, 2011

With the world facing a sixth mass extinction crisis, Justin Russell highlights the need for gardeners to play a role in conserving domestic plant species.

Why I love Wombok

May 13, 2011

Give me a Chinese Cabbage before a European Cabbage any day, reports PHIL DUDMAN

Silver Grey Dorking Chickens

The Wonders of Chook Poo

May 4, 2011

Haven't started enjoying the benefits of the humble backyard chicken? Justin Russell celebrates the wonder that is chook manure.

Simon Websters shows us how to maintain a permaculture swale

Swale maintenance

May 3, 2011

SIMON WEBSTER gives the fruit trees in his permaculture food forest some much-needed tender loving care.

Now is the time to plant peas!

How to plant peas

April 20, 2011

The conditions are perfect for planting peas. PHIL DUDMAN shares his secrets for a bumper organic harvest.

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