Plants & Vegetables

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.

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.