Plants & Vegetables

Spring vegie head start

August 30, 2011

Gardeners in warm areas are busy planting out their organic spring crops. With a little protection, you can give seedlings a head start in cold areas too. PHIL DUDMAN, shares a few ideas for a simple homemade coldframe.

Mad about Kale

August 30, 2011

Ever since I saw Peter Cundall drinking boiled kale juice like an elixir of youth, I’ve been mad about growing and eating it myself, says PHIL DUDMAN.

Berry Feast

Groundcover strawberries

August 26, 2011

Often, the best way to get plants to thrive is by mimicking the way they grow in the wild. JUSTIN RUSSELL applies this theory to strawberries, a natural woodland plant, with outstanding results.

Anna Apple Blossom

First blossom of the season

August 19, 2011

In JUSTIN RUSSELL'S garden, the first fruit blossoms of the new season have made their showy arrival. Leading the charge is an apple with unusual pedigree but an outstanding flavour.

Wildlife atlas lives up to billing

August 12, 2011

The Atlas of Living Australia tells you all about what's crawling, flying and growing in your neighbourhood, writes SIMON WEBSTER.

Red Rhubarb

Why is my Rhubarb Green?

July 29, 2011

Rhubarb has had a renaissance in recent years, but more than a few people are finding that their plant won't change colours from green to red. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains why.

Vegie grower avoids jail

July 18, 2011

Media attention and public outrage means gardener won’t go to prison after all, reports SIMON WEBSTER.

Mid Winter Orchard

Mid-winter in the Orchard

July 15, 2011

For organic fruit growers, mid-winter is the ideal time to apply a preventative spray against summer fungal diseases. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how.

Tea Camellia Hedge

How to have your hedge and eat it too

July 7, 2011

There's no need for plants to be classed as either ornamental or edible. In a productive garden they can be both. JUSTIN RUSSELL makes hedges that look pretty, and taste good too.

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