Autumn

Autumn Pea Flowers

Green Peas

March 16, 2012

St Patrick's Day is traditionally regarded as the perfect time to plant ornamental sweet peas. JUSTIN RUSSELL argues that it's also the ideal time to plant edible peas in anticipation of an extended harvest.

organic garlic

Get going with garlic

March 14, 2012

Garlic is a winter crop in most areas, and if you live in warmer parts of the country, it pays to start planting now, says PHIL DUDMAN

Cabbage on my mind

March 8, 2012

The subtle chill of an early autumn morning has PHIL DUDMAN in a planting frenzy of all things Brassicaceae.

male pumpkin flower

Pumpkin Pimping

March 1, 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL outlines a simple technique to ensure your pumpkin, melon and other cucurbit vines set masses of tasty fruit, even when the bees decide to stay at home.

capsicums

Netting Works Wonders

February 23, 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL writes in praise of exclusion netting after harvesting his best ever crop of capsicums.

spring onions

Why spring onions are undervalued

February 10, 2012

One of the best plants in the vegie patch is one of the least valued. JUSTIN RUSSELL makes the case for growing a year round supply of spring onions.

Sweet Corn

How to harvest corn

January 20, 2012

Does your sweet corn look ripe for the picking? JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips on how to harvest, cook and eat the perfect cob.

Veg Garden Summer

Summer seed sowing

January 13, 2012

With the lazy days of summer well and truly upon us, it's time to do some relaxed pottering about the garden. JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests sowing seeds and planting seedlings in anticipation of a winter harvest.

Strawberry of the Woods

The King of Strawberries

November 24, 2011

It's tiny, easy going, yet one of the most delicious of all fruits. JUSTIN RUSSELL salutes the humble wild strawberry, fraises des bois.

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