Plants & Vegetables

Spicy sprawling nasturtiums

Flower snatchers

July 22, 2014

STEVE PAYNE contemplates his profusely performing nasturtiums that have forgotten it is mid-winter.

Patterns with vegetables and flowers

Winter dreaming

July 9, 2014

Now is the time to contemplate, plan and dream a little says PENNY WOODWARD.

Undersown Garlic

Happy accidents

June 13, 2014

A crop of self-sown salad leaves in JUSTIN RUSSELL's garlic patch has him reflecting on happy accidents in the garden.

Fuyu Persimmons

Orange lanterns of autumn

May 22, 2014

Few plants can bridge the ornamental-edible divide like the persimmon. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to grow them.

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.