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Installing solar panels.

Going off-grid

December 2019

Simon Webster investigates what it means to go ‘off-grid’, and what’s feasible.

Tree guard

Water saving tips

January 2020

Penny Woodward looks at simple smalll scale tricks for efficient water use.

Herbs in a herb garden

Herb garden basics

March 2016

Autumn is a good time to plant herbs, so PENNY WOODWARD tells us how to start.

Shady chook pen

Help them in the heat

February 2014

PENNY WOODWARD explains that animals and birds suffer in the heat too.

Kangkong

Leafy greens all year round

March 2010

Looking for a green leafy vegetable that will give you a healthy harvest any time of year? PHIL DUDMAN has been experimenting with growing Kangkong in a container and believes it makes a fabulous choice for busy city gardeners with limited space.