Gardening Basics

Steve's Kale, still flourishing 12 months after planting

Kale forever

April 2014

Editor STEVE PAYNE begins a series of blogs sharing the successes, failures and surprises from his home garden.

Hilling potatoes

November 2013

Want to know the secret to getting maximum yeilds from your potato crop? JUSTIN RUSELL has the solution.

community garden, urban gardening

Community minded

November 2013

Jacqueline Forster speaks with horticulturist Jon Kingston, head gardener at the James Street Reserve Community Garden in Redfern, where we shot our November/December ‘beans’ cover.


Mulched tomato seedling

Mulches and mulching

November 2013

As the weather warms up and before soils dry out, PENNY WOODWARD is laying mulch. Why do we mulch and what can we use?

Southern Glen Garlic

Garlic harvest begins

October 2013

Much to his neighbours suprise, JUSTIN RUSSELL starts harvesting the first of his garlic bulbs. Check out his tips on knowing when the time’s right.

Getting started

September 2013

Anyone can get into organic gardening, says PHIL DUDMAN. Here are his tips on starting out.

Garden Tools

The joy of quality tools

July 2013

Quality tools are a gardener's best friend. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to pick a tool that will become a treasured family heirloom.

Bare Rooted Trees

Dare to bare

June 2013

Bare rooted trees will be appearing in nurseries over the next couple of weeks, and many are available online. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to successfully dare to bare.