Plants & Vegetables

Green walls and red roofs

Green roofs and walls

April 3, 2014

PENNY WOODWARD says the Living City display garden was a highlight of the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

Editor’s choice – March 2014

March 15, 2014

This month we feature a photo of our own editor, Steve Payne, inspecting the Kale growing in his own “patch”. We love seeing what’s growing in your patch! Keep the photos coming. You can upload them via Your Patch, or email them to

'Purple Top Milan' turnips

Turn it up!

March 3, 2014

It's time we turned the spotlight back onto the humble turnip, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Red Onions

Harvest notes: Mar-Apr

February 18, 2014

Capsicum, Onion, Pineapple and Sweet potato wiil soon be ready to harvest.


Harvest notes: Jan-Feb

February 16, 2014

Cucumber, Eggplant, Plum and Pumpkin wiil be ready to harvest in summer.

Cinnamon basil flowering profusely

Cinnamon basil

January 15, 2014

In temperate climates, PENNY WOODWARD says summer is basil time.

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.