Preserving Food

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.

Grenadine

How to make grenadine

February 22, 2013

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

Learn to scythe... and more

January 25, 2013

Scything, soil and sauerkraut are on the menu at an upcoming workshop weekend, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

How to harvest and store onions

November 28, 2012

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

Nasturtium

A Nod to Nasturtiums

April 26, 2012

One of the best plants for organic gardens is the nasturtium. JUSTIN RUSSELL writes that it's useful, ornamental, and lots of fun to grow.

Yield ahead!

April 8, 2012

From bottling to drying, PHIL DUDMAN and JULIE RAY give the lowdown on harvesting and preserving your bumper crops to create a year’s supply of gourmet goodies.

My First Figs

February 14, 2012

PHIL DUDMAN has found figs delightfully easy to grow in the wet subtropics, despite everything he was told.

Isabella Grapes

Isabella Grapes Save the Day

November 17, 2011

With his grape crop ruined by last summer's record wet season, JUSTIN RUSSELL pins his hopes on a mildew resistant heirloom variety to make an annual batch of verjuice.

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