Plants & Vegetables

Heirloom Apple Illustration

The joy of home grown apples

April 20, 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 12, 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 5, 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!

A rotary hoe is a quick way of converting turf to garden beds.

From lawn to vegies

March 30, 2011

PHIL DUDMAN explains how to dig up a patch of lawn and get started growing nutritious vegies.

Autumn is the time to be planting garlic

How to grow organic garlic

March 23, 2011

Autumn is the time to be planting organic garlic. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips for getting you started.

The eldest sister, sweetcorn, is stealing the limelight from the snake beans and

How to grow the three sisters: part 4

March 20, 2011

The eldest sister, sweetcorn, is stealing the limelight from the snake beans and watermelon in SIMON WEBSTER's three sisters experiment.

Propagate lavendar now after the wet, humid summer

How to propagate organic herbs

March 16, 2011

A wet humid summer in many areas has taken it's toll on our favourite Mediterranean type herbs. PHIL DUDMAN says it's a good time to be propagating replacements, and shares his secrets for success.