Healthy soil will help get your plants through a hot summer.

Top tips to get ready for summer holidays

Whether you are heading out of town or staying home to spend time in your garden, here's some tips from our experts to prepare for the rest of summer and beat the heat.

Plant seedlings in soil that's protected by mulch.

How to beat the summer heat

Helen McKerral has plenty of tricks to help keep vegies happy and productive throughout the summer months, including choosing heat-tolerant varieties. 

Winter morning in Cosgrove, Victoria, Australia.

Protecting plants from winter cold & frost

If you have good house heating, it’s easy to forget that out in the garden some plants need protection from the cold. Here's some tips to help your plants through the winter months, from Karen Sutherland.

Silt is super fine soil particles that  form a hard crust if allowed to dry.

Reviving a garden after floods

Scientist Kate Wall experienced the Brisbane floods of 2011 and now 2022: here's two important tips she's learned to help gardens recover.


Hot weather watering tips

Some tips from Penny Woodward to help keep plants alive during summer heat.

Chill factor

Chill factor

Lots of vegies love the cold and are sweeter for a frost. Justin Russell tells how to take advantage of this while also protecting plants.


Edible weeds

Penny Woodward explains that weeds have many different uses.

Frost protection

Frost, good or bad?

Frosts are part of many gardeners lives but Penny Woodard asks are they good or bad?

Cornflowers are a safe option for hayfever sufferers

Avoiding the big sneeze

Want flowers but not hayfever this spring? Karen Sutherland explains what to plant and what to avoid. 


Garden luck

Need a little luck in your life? asks PENNY WOODWARD 

Shade Cloth Lettuces

Use shade to beat the heat

Trying to keep your cool in the vegie patch? JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how he uses shade cloth to spare lettuces and leafy greens from the worst of the summer heat.

Stop the rot - how to control pawpaw fruit rot organically

Stop the rot – how to control pawpaw fruit rot organically

Fruit rots are the curse of organic pawpaw growing. PHIL DUDMAN suggests some simple organic controls and cures.