seedlings

Checklist for spring

August 2010

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

Spade and gloved hand

Planting seedlings

December 2018

There are some ways, says Penny Woodward, to ensure that summer planted seedlings stay alive.

How to make straw bale gardens

How to make straw bale gardens

May 2011

They must be the ultimate in lazy gardening. PHIL DUDMAN explains how to turn a simple straw bale into a productive organic garden in seconds flat.

Snails love seedlings

Snail Alert

June 2010

Recent rains in many parts of the country have helped to unleash a stampede of snails. PHIL DUDMAN looks at some simple organic controls to help protect your crops from these marauding invaders.

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.

Spring Onions

Time for Planting Onions

March 2010

From leeks and shallots to red salad onions, the members of the onion family are an incredibly versatile lot and they’re wonderful crops to grow at home too. For most areas, now is the time to sow seed or plant seedlings and it’s particularly urgent in warmer areas where true onions need a long cool growing season to fully develop. PHIL DUDMAN tells you what you need to know to get your crop in the ground.