Plants & Vegetables

organic garlic

Get going with garlic

March 2012

Garlic is a winter crop in most areas, and if you live in warmer parts of the country, it pays to start planting now, says PHIL DUDMAN

Almond Buds

Going Nuts for Almonds

March 2012

With his almond crop harvested, JUSTIN RUSSELL has high hopes for an even better harvest next summer from his single, self pollinating tree.

Cabbage on my mind

March 2012

The subtle chill of an early autumn morning has PHIL DUDMAN in a planting frenzy of all things Brassicaceae.

male pumpkin flower

Pumpkin Pimping

March 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL outlines a simple technique to ensure your pumpkin, melon and other cucurbit vines set masses of tasty fruit, even when the bees decide to stay at home.

capsicums

Netting Works Wonders

February 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL writes in praise of exclusion netting after harvesting his best ever crop of capsicums.

stinging nettle

Virtuous Weeds

February 2012

A week of rain, followed by a week of sun results in a massive crop of weeds in JUSTIN RUSSELL's garden. Can he turn a problem into a tasty solution?

spring onions

Why spring onions are undervalued

February 2012

One of the best plants in the vegie patch is one of the least valued. JUSTIN RUSSELL makes the case for growing a year round supply of spring onions.

Compost Making

The Power of Compost

February 2012

Compost has lots of proven benefits for the garden. JUSTIN RUSSELL visits a historic property in Toowoomba and shares the story of an old eucalypt saved by a top dressing of remedial "black gold".

Howdy doodhi

January 2012

The doodhis are coming thin and fast for SIMON WEBSTER.

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