Compost

Worm farms and tumblers

June 2020

Not everyone has the space in the garden for a compost heap, writes Penny Woodward -- that's where a worm farm comes in!

Autumn colour

Autumn leaves

April 2018

Autumn leaves are myriad colours, says Penny Woodward, and they're useful too!

Phil Dudman shows us how to make a worm farm tower

How to make a worm farm tower

January 2011

Looking for an easier way to reap the benefits of a worm farm. PHIL DUDMAN describes how to make a worm tower, which cuts out unnecessary handling and maintenance.

Go kumara go

September 2010

If you struggle to grow decent crop of spuds in the summer then why don’t you try sweet potato, says PHIL DUDMAN, and now is the time to get planting.

Checklist for spring

August 2010

Is your vegie garden spring ready? PHIL DUDMAN has some tasks you can put into action now.

Free compost and mulch

June 2010

Some people like to grow their own… others enjoy scouring the suburbs for whatever they can get their hands on. PHIL DUDMAN explores some of the free sources of organic matter… what you can grow and what you can scrounge.

English Spinach

Pick of the spinach

May 2010

Of all the so called ‘spinach’s’, English spinach has the superior flavour and texture according to PHIL DUDMAN and now is the time to plant in most parts of the country.