Plants & Vegetables

Young Maltese Blood Orange

Orange renaissance

June 21, 2013

Having fallen from favour in recent decades, the backyard orange tree is due for a comeback – be it sweet, blood or sour, says JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Peter Cundall and 'Two Peters' kale

Kale is king

May 31, 2013

Easy to grow and a rich food source – could anything be better than growing your own organic kale, asks PETER CUNDALL.

Broad Bean Crimson

Sowing winter beans

May 30, 2013

Broad beans are among the easiest vegies to grow during winter. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to propagate the plants from seed.

Red pak choy

Full greens ahead

May 22, 2013

Packed with flavour and nutrients, leafy Asian greens can be easily grown in all climates.

Tommies in May?

May 14, 2013

If you are determined to grow tomatoes, why not try some of the wonderful array of heirloom varieties with diverse colours and flavours.

Persimmon orchard

Give persimmons a chance

April 12, 2013

Persimmon season has arrived, and JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests that people give the misunderstood fruit a second chance.