Plants & Vegetables

Covering up for winter

June 2010

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

Guerrilla convenience 24/7

May 2010

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

Kangkong

Leafy greens all year round

March 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 2010

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

Off to the Show; and decadent figs

March 2010

OG Editor Steve Payne is off to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show; plus a mouthwatering recipe for preserved figs.

Bloomin' nuisance

March 2010

A daffodil drought has England all of a twitter, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Burdock leaf in early autumn, ready for the roots to be harvested.

Herbs

February 2010

Burdock (X Arctium lappa X) may be a tough, unglamorous and thistle–like, but it has a delicious edible root and invaluable medicinal uses, writes PENNY WOODWARD.

Honourable farming

December 2009

Organic farmer and author, Michael Ableman, wants to see honour return to the art of farming, and every local community growing food. RYAN SANGARA visited his Foxglove Farm in British Columbia .

Uplifting annuals

December 2009

With sustainable gardening, the focus is naturally on growing productive, edible plants, but there’s also a role and place for vibrant annual flowers. In spring, their colours give us a not-to-be underestimated emotional lift after the dolorous winter days, while as summer approaches they hum with bees and other insects, creating a rich, almost sensual place.

Bamboo Beauties

December 2009

Beautiful and useful, non-invasive clumping bamboos can be a wonderful asset in the garden. NICK ROMANOWSKI chooses some of the most distinctive for tropical and temperate climates.

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