Backyard

Lemons

Secrets to Lemon Success

May 2011

Gardening writers get asked more questions about growing lemon trees than anything else. They're a perennial favourite, and given the right treatment are one of the most productive trees in the garden. Justin Russell shares his lemon growing secrets.

Heirloom Peas

Become a Backyard Conservationist

May 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 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 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 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 2011

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

Green Manure

Boost fertility with green manure

April 2011

Green manures are the cheapest and easiest way to build fertility in the food producing garden, writes Justin Russell.

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