Issue 119 -- August/September 2020

'Mini Amish' heirloom tomatoes

Growing heirloom tomatoes

March 2021

Penny Woodward loves heirloom cherry tomatoes, here she explains how to plant them from seed.

We can store carbon in our soil and so help combat climate change.

Improve your soil, help the planet

July 2020

Linda Cockburn believes gardeners have a crucial job to do, storing carbon in their soils. It will help with your harvest, as well as helping stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis. 

Declan McGill and Melissa Charlick have 7.5 acres under production at Roly Poly Farm

Farming for the future

July 2020

There is a theme running through the work done by Declan McGill and Melissa Charlick at Roly Poly Farm: giving back – to their community and to the property that is now their livelihood.

Native stingless bees

Get the native bee buzz

July 2020

Denis Crawford explores the world of native bees and how we can help provide food for them. A good starting point is to see what you can plant in your garden that will attract them to your patch.

Tomato seedlings

Growing tomatoes from seed

July 2020

There are many ways of growing tomatoes from seed, but here is one of the simplest and most common, using punnets or seedling trays, from our horticultural editor Penny Woodward.