Plants & Vegetables

Frosty Morning

Making the Most of Frost

May 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 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 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 2011

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

Heirloom Apple Illustration

The joy of home grown apples

April 2011

The number of apple varieties in cultivation has fallen off a cliff in the last 100 years, and commercial orchardists just aren't interested. It's time for gardeners to rediscover the wonders of home grown apples, writes Justin Russell.

Green Manure

Boost fertility with green manure

April 2011

Green manures are the cheapest and easiest way to build fertility in the food producing garden, writes Justin Russell.

Organic cooking is easy - try our Organic Vegie Frittata

Organic Vegetable Peasant-style Frittata

April 2011

Try our tried and tested, no fail organic vegie peasant-style frittata recipe, thanks to Jacqueline Forster. It’s delicious and super-easy to make, and makes use of your vegie garden’s yield!

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