Plants & Vegetables

Florence Fennel

Fennel forever

August 16, 2017

Penny Woodward explores the many uses of fabulous fennel, and includes growing tips and a recipe for fennel butter.

Table grapes

Grape expectations

August 3, 2017

Justin Russell shares a bunch of tips for growing table grapes, including the best choices for your climate.

Salvia lanceolata

Edible and useful salvias

July 26, 2017

Volatile oils in the leaves give salvias their scent and flavour explains Penny Woodward.

Garden Bed Preparation

Gardening jobs for July

July 1, 2017

Justin Russell discovers a new found love for July and suggests some warming winter gardening action.

Asian greens

What to plant in July

June 28, 2017

Before planting in July it pays to take your soil's temperature, says Justin Russell.

Nature strip vegie garden

Food for one (and all)

May 24, 2017

Karen Sutherland explores the etiquette of growing (and harvesting) food on the nature strip.

Chive Divisions

Gardening jobs for May

May 4, 2017

Autumn is nearly over, and winter is nipping at its heels. Here’s Justin Russell’s list of jobs to do.

Saffron flower showing stigma

Salute to saffron

March 28, 2017

Saffron's stigma is worth its weight in gold, explains Penny Woodward. 

Boards on garden beds

Planting the seed

March 13, 2017

Penny Woodward shares tips for planting carrot and parsnip seeds.

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