Preserving Food

Glen Large Garlic

When to Harvest Garlic?

October 28, 2011

To harvest, or not to harvest? It can be tricky to know when garlic is ready to be dug up, but JUSTIN RUSSELL has a simple method that doesn't involve counting leaves, and ignores the theory of set planting and harvesting dates.

Too much coriander

October 21, 2011

Is that possible? PHIL DUDMAN shares some of his favourite ways of enjoying an oversupply of this wonderful herb

What to do with too many organic pumpkins

June 29, 2011

Pumpkins are one of those easy-grow organic crops that are incredibly prolific. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips for storing your excess along with a warming pumpkin recipe for winter.

Heirloom Apple Illustration

The joy of home grown apples

April 20, 2011

The number of apple varieties in cultivation has fallen off a cliff in the last 100 years, and commercial orchardists just aren't interested. It's time for gardeners to rediscover the wonders of home grown apples, writes Justin Russell.

Friends for supper

May 13, 2010

A community TV show takes us on a tour of a sustainable farm, writes SIMON WEBSTER.

In their own skins

December 22, 2009

After having some absolute bumper harvests, I've been scratching my head and seeking out ever more diverse meal ideas featuring our surplus apples, tomatoes, carrots and potatoes. I've also been pondering how to keep excess produce long-term using low-energy technologies. Most importantly, my efforts need to elicit more yums than yuks from the family when it comes to dinner time.

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