Plants & Vegetables

Raspberries

Raspberry Maintenance

June 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Heirloom Peas

Become a Backyard Conservationist

May 2011

With the world facing a sixth mass extinction crisis, Justin Russell highlights the need for gardeners to play a role in conserving domestic plant species.

Why I love Wombok

May 2011

Give me a Chinese Cabbage before a European Cabbage any day, reports PHIL DUDMAN

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