Plants & Vegetables

Anna Apple Blossom

First blossom of the season

August 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Red Russian Kale

All Hail King Kale

June 2011

Kale is one of the easiest, and most nutritous vegies to grow during winter. JUSTIN RUSSELL sings its praises, and gives some ideas for kale to be used in the kitchen.

How to grow vegetables in Pots

How to Grow Organic Container Crops

June 2011

PHIL DUDMAN shares an idea for maximizing returns with container growing, along with his prized recipe for an organic potting mix that guarantees success every time.

What to do with too many organic pumpkins

June 2011

Pumpkins are one of those easy-grow organic crops that are incredibly prolific. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips for storing your excess along with a warming pumpkin recipe for winter.

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