Vegetables

Capsicums love our climate.

Growing colourful capsicum

January 2022

These beauties come in a vibrant array of shapes, colours and flavours, and with careful nurturing can be an essential part of your summer vegie patch, writes Helen McKerral.

'Gympie Gold' cucumber.

Cucumber: a salad essential

December 2021

Simon Webster loves his cucumbers and has had bumper harvests over the years. Read on for his tips for growing this summer salad essential.

Luffa aegyptiaca

Grow your own luffa

November 2021

A multitasking veg you can eat and turn into a sponge? Growing luffas will give you both!

Coloured tomatoes

Why is a red tomato red?

September 2021

Tomatoes come in a variety of colours, explains Penny Woodward, with quirky names to match.

'Mini Amish' heirloom tomatoes

Growing heirloom tomatoes

March 2021

Penny Woodward loves heirloom cherry tomatoes, here she explains how to plant them from seed.

The Green Rhubarb Blues

June 2020

Have you got the green rhubarb blues? JUSTIN RUSSELL offers some tips on how you can grow red rhubarb, and why it's one of his all-time favourite plants.

Chill factor

May 2020

Lots of vegies love the cold and are sweeter for a frost. Justin Russell tells how to take advantage of this while also protecting plants.

Microgreens

Marvellous microgreens

December 2017

Nutritious microgreens, explains Penny Woodward, are quick to grow and delicious to eat.

Young Violetta artichoke flower buds

Edible ornamentals

December 2016

Good looking and tasty. Could we call these edimentals? PENNY WOODWARD investigates.

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