Plants & Vegetables

Red Russian Kale

All Hail King Kale

June 30, 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 29, 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 29, 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.

Raspberries

Raspberry Maintenance

June 22, 2011

For delicious home grown raspberries in summer and autumn, there's a list of routine jobs to do in your berry patch during winter. JUSTIN RUSSELL shows you how.

Espalier Apples

Homegrown food saves money

June 16, 2011

Sometimes gardeners are reluctant to admit it, but growing your own food saves money. JUSTIN RUSSELL runs through a few quick calculations to show that when it comes to generating astrononical returns on investment, nothing beats organic food gardening.

WinterAlliums

Time to plant light sensitive alliums

June 8, 2011

With the Winter Solstice fast approaching, Justin Russell gives the low down on light sensitivity in plants, and suggest which alliums perform best during the increasing daylight hours.

Bare Root Trees

Getting familiar with nude trees

June 1, 2011

Bare root ornamental and fruit trees will be appearing in nurseries toward the end of the month. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to plant them using nature as a guide.

How to make straw bale gardens

How to make straw bale gardens

May 30, 2011

They must be the ultimate in lazy gardening. PHIL DUDMAN explains how to turn a simple straw bale into a productive organic garden in seconds flat.

The under-utilised choko is a great winter crop!

Give chokos a go

May 27, 2011

Chokos are at their productive peak, but there must be more to cooking them than smothering them in white sauce. PHIL DUDMAN puts the challenge to his foodie buddy Julie Ray.

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