Plants & Vegetables

Rocket is an easily grown annual that can be harvested for months.

Plant: rhubarb, rocket and more!

October 2021

Karen Sutherland looks at a selection of plants that will look great in your garden and add spicy flavours to your cooking.

Coloured tomatoes

Why is a red tomato red?

September 2021

Tomatoes come in a variety of colours, explains Penny Woodward, with quirky names to match.

Preserving tomatoes

A saucy affair with tomatoes

September 2021

With a tasty tomato harvest, you'll find you have one of the easiest and most flavoursome crops to preserve, and Helen McKerral has some tips to help you fill your pantry with goodness!

Herbs in pots can be moved around your garden as needed.

Top herbs for pots

August 2021

Having fresh herbs at your doorstep saves money and adds flavour and diversity to your cooking, and Penny Woodward has some tips to get you started.

A ripe pepino.

Pepino: a year-round rockmelon

July 2021

Pepinos may prefer to be grown in a warm climate, but Jian Liu has found that in her Melbourne backyard, these melons give a generous taste of the tropics even in winter.

Warrigal greens are an edible succulent.

Growing warrigal greens

April 2021

Warrigal greens are one of the easiest and most rewarding native food plants to grow, writes Karen Sutherland.

 

 


Garlic

Garlic in your garden

March 2021

Homegrown garlic tastes dramatically better than any you can buy in your local supermarket, so why not grow it yourself! 

Finding fungi in the wild

March 2021

Foraging for mushrooms is a fun activity in the autumn months when rainfall is high. You can read a detailed article on foraging by Helen McKerral in OG Issue 124. You can also go on a guided tour/workshop -- we've listed a few below.

Round-leaf pigface

Edible succulents

February 2021

Karen Sutherland writes about three edible, waterwise succulents that you can plant now. They are easy to grow, and tasty!

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