Garden Harvesting

Outlaw plants

March 2013

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

Winners and losers

March 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL wonders why, despite a summer of extreme weather, his garden managed to produce an abundance of food. The answer is diversity.

Grenadine

How to make grenadine

February 2013

Got a glut of pomegranates? JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to make the refreshing drink, grenadine.

Chaffed to Bits

January 2013

In the March/April 2013 issue of Organic Gardener magazine, reader Cynthia Titmarsh told of her experiment, with husband Richard, to grow a backyard wheat crop.

Cynthia’s letter came in response to two articles in late 2011 by Nick Romanowski on growing backyard grain crops. We have held off publishing her letter until now - wheat-planting time. To set the scene, here are these two articles, from the September/October 2011 and November/December 2011 issues of Organic Gardener magazine.

Too hot? Grow microgreens

January 2013

If it’s getting too hot for growing your favourite leafy greens and herbs in the garden, then try growing your own organic microgreens in pots, writes PHIL DUDMAN

Summer Apples

Apples for Christmas

December 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL picks his first apples of the season, and offers a cheery Christmas recipe using the fruit.

Apricots

Apricot Season

November 2012

Early summer is stonefruit season in many parts of Australia, and JUSTIN RUSSELL eagerly anticipates a bumper crop of apricots.

How to harvest and store onions

November 2012

With the right pre and post-harvest treatment, your homegrown organic onions will store for months. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips and experiences.

Wheat, Pete's Patch Hobart

Home Grown Wheat

November 2012

A mini-plot of wheat at Pete’s Patch in Hobart's Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens has JUSTIN RUSSELL inspired to try home grain growing at his place.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Purple Haze

August 2012

After six months of nurturing, JUSTIN RUSSELL finally gets the chance to harvest Purple Sprouting broccoli. Was it worth the wait?

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