herbs

Herbs for spring

August 2020

Most herbs are perfect for spring planting says Penny Woodward but its a bit early for basil.

Seeds

Planting seed

April 2020

First time sowing seed? Penny Woodward gives us some back to basics for new growers

First Farm organics

A farm in the valley

June 2016

JACQUELINE FORSTER visits a market garden in the Kanimbla Valley growing organic produce for top Sydney restaurants.

Bunches of herbs

Make a bouquet garni

June 2016

Add a bunch of flavour to your winter soups and stews with PENNY WOODWARD'S tips for beautiful bouquet garni.

Purple chive flowers

Chives

October 2013

Spring is such a lovely time in the garden with an abundance of flowers. Chives is a very useful and quietly pretty plant that is often overlooked amongst this profusion.

On the Spice Trail

November 2010

There’s no need to wait for spices to arrive via ancient trade routes. In the right climate you can grow your own and savour the heady fragrance and flavours of a fresh harvest. NICK ROMANOWSKI whets our appetite.