Plants & Vegetables


Getting the best from your tomatoes

October 20, 2016

With tomato season in full swing, PENNY WOODWARD has gathered growing and seed-saving advice for wherever you live in Australia

Terracotta sunflowers

Stunning sunflowers

October 14, 2016

With the weather warming, PENNY WOODWARD says to plant sunflowers now.

Super fruit: capsicums

The mighty capsicum

October 10, 2016

JUSTIN RUSSELL gets to the seedy heart of capsicums and comes to the conclusion we'd be 'stuffed' without them.

Young garlic sprouts

Grow garlic sprouts

September 13, 2016

Run out of garlic? PENNY WOODWARD suggests growing garlic sprouts.


The wonders of watercress

June 23, 2015

Contrary to opinion, watercress is easy to grow, says JUSTIN RUSSELL, plus it's a nutritional powerhouse!

Cherries can be a challenge to grow, but worth the effort.

Cherry Charm

February 25, 2013

Cherries can be tricky to grow, but the rewards are high and with new low-chill and dwarf varieties, more gardeners are giving them a go, writes PENNY WOODWARD.


The sweetest thing

August 23, 2019


Penny Woodward asks why isn't stevia more widely grown and used?


Edible flowers

Edible flowers

August 15, 2019

Flowers are fragile, says Penny Woodward, but make delicous additions to our food.


Statuesque angelica

July 12, 2019

Choose your spot carefully suggests Penny Woodward, before planting angelica.