Plants & Vegetables

Heirloom Peas

Become a Backyard Conservationist

May 18, 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 13, 2011

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

Frosty Morning

Making the Most of Frost

May 11, 2011

In viewing frost as just another issue to contend with in the battle to maintain a pristine backyard, modern gardeners miss the benefits of a decent freeze. Justin Russell welcomes the fiirst frost of the season.

Simon Websters shows us how to maintain a permaculture swale

Swale maintenance

May 3, 2011

SIMON WEBSTER gives the fruit trees in his permaculture food forest some much-needed tender loving care.

Autumn Brassicas

An elegant pest control solution

April 27, 2011

It can be tempting to think that organic gardening is simply about replacing toxic sprays with organic versions. Justin Russell looks at "exclusion" an elegant pest control solution that is about working smarter, not harder.

Now is the time to plant peas!

How to plant peas

April 20, 2011

The conditions are perfect for planting peas. PHIL DUDMAN shares his secrets for a bumper organic harvest.

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