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GalileeSpinach

Winter Spinach

May 2012

Spinach thrives in winter and provides a stream of nutritious leaves for months on end. JUSTIN RUSSELL gives the lowdown on a favourite cool season crop.

A calamondin in Justin's vegie garden.

Calamondins and Kumquats

May 2012

There is all sorts of confusion over citrus names, with kumquats and calamondins being prime examples. JUSTIN RUSSELL gives a run down on the smallest members of the citrus tribe.

Garlic Chives

How do you use your garlic chives?

May 2012

PHIL DUDMAN has a ton of garlic chives in his garden and is on a mission to find ways to make better use of them in the kitchen.

Parsnip Seedlings

Parsnip Secrets

May 2012

Parsnips have a well earned reputaion for being hard to grow. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips for producing a bumper crop oof long white roots.

Phil's Tomato Hothouse

May 2012

What do you do when your organic tomato crops constantly fall victim to rain and cold? You bang up a ‘fancy’ hothouse to protect them, says PHIL DUDMAN.

Nasturtium

A Nod to Nasturtiums

April 2012

One of the best plants for organic gardens is the nasturtium. JUSTIN RUSSELL writes that it's useful, ornamental, and lots of fun to grow.

Growing Organic Strawberries

April 2012

Nothing beats organically grown strawberries for flavour and in many parts of the country, particularly warmer zones, autumn is the time to be starting a strawberry patch, or rejuvenating an existing one, says PHIL DUDMAN.

Autumn apples

Apple and Rhubarb

April 2012

Apple and rhubarb is a classic autumn pairing, both in the garden and the kitchen. JUSTIN RUSSELL celebrates the season by sharing a favourite recipe.

Grow my community

April 2012

Check out our first project 'Home-grown harvest' at http://pool.abc.net.au/projects/grow-my-community where you can contribute pictures, stories, poems and audio or visual evidence of your organic gardening feats and become part of the Organic Gardener family. Plus there’s an opportunity to win great prizes!

Coriander

Plant coriander for winter

April 2012

Don’t fall for the myth that coriander loves to be grown in blazing hot sun during summer. JUSTIIN RUSSELL writes that the world’s most widely consumed herb does brilliantly in winter, even in the shade.

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