Plants & Vegetables

Peas and harmony

September 18, 2010

A cover crop has provided an unexpected bounty, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Go kumara go

September 17, 2010

If you struggle to grow decent crop of spuds in the summer then why don’t you try sweet potato, says PHIL DUDMAN, and now is the time to get planting.

Pruning citrus

August 11, 2010

August is an important time for pruning citrus. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips on how to go about it.

OG's essential guide to Fruit available

July 13, 2010

The essential guide to fruit is a special compilation of articles from some of Australia's top gardeners. Available from Newsagents and ABC shops.

Grains of truth

July 10, 2010

Manure and crop rotations can save fossil fuels, reports SIMON WEBSTER.

Organics gets even

July 1, 2010

Natural pest control works better than chemicals, and it's all thanks to ecological evenness, reports SIMON WEBSTER.

Covering up for winter

June 11, 2010

A change of cover crop has accompanied a change in the seasons for SIMON WEBSTER’s swale.

Guerrilla convenience 24/7

May 11, 2010

Guerrilla gardening just got easier with the launch of seed bomb dispensing machines in down town LA, reports PHIL DUDMAN


Leafy greens all year round

March 30, 2010

Looking for a green leafy vegetable that will give you a healthy harvest any time of year? PHIL DUDMAN has been experimenting with growing Kangkong in a container and believes it makes a fabulous choice for busy city gardeners with limited space.

Succulent spears of freshly picked asparagus are delicious raw or cooked.

A vegetable to invest in

March 25, 2010

Asparagus is a tough, rewarding, long-term vegetable that, once established, will give many years of nutritious spears, writes PENNY WOODWARD.