Plants & Vegetables

Putting the cole in slaw

December 13, 2013

Cabbages in December? Too right! JUSTIN RUSSELL gives tips for growing late brassicas and shares a delicious coleslaw recipe.


Make mine mango

December 10, 2013

Choosing the right variety and practising regular pruning will ensure marvellous and manageable home-grown mangoes, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Lucious golden corn

Summer bounty

December 4, 2013

The latest issue of our magazine is bursting with inspiration for summer, writes Editor STEVE PAYNE.

Bronze, purple and red-leafed herbs and vegies

Red and purple edibles

November 21, 2013

Add colour and interest to your garden by planting red and purple-leafed edible plants says PENNY WOODWARD.

Hilling potatoes

November 20, 2013

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

Cane and able

November 2, 2013

Want to grow your own fruit but can’t stand years of waiting? PAUL HEALY writes that with the Rubus genus – which includes brambleberries and raspberries – your first homegrown bite will not be far away.

Purple chive flowers


October 25, 2013

Spring is such a lovely time in the garden with an abundance of flowers. Chives is a very useful and quietly pretty plant that is often overlooked amongst this profusion.

Southern Glen Garlic

Garlic harvest begins

October 15, 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.

Heirloom tomatoes

Top Tomatoes

October 2, 2013

We asked four experts for their favourite tomatoes and tips to growing and cooking them.