Plants & Vegetables

Heirloom tomatoes

Top Tomatoes

October 2, 2013

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


Harvest notes: Nov-Dec

September 28, 2013

Garlic, Mulberries and Zucchinis wiil be ready to harvest in summer.

Cucumber Pollination

How to succeed with cucurbits

September 24, 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to get a bumper harvest from your spring planting of pumpkins, melons, zucchini and other cucurbits.

Vegie Seedlings

Healthy home-raised seedlings

September 13, 2013

When raising seedlings at home, it's important to make sure the little plants well fed and toughened up before planting into the garden. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips for producing robust plants.

Spring Greens

Spring greens

September 6, 2013

Get them in early, and grow them fast. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares these and other tips for growing a range of yummy spring greens.

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.