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Things are heating up in ABC Organic Gardener: we show you how to build a fire pit from scratch! Plus we grow old-fashioned roses organically and investigate the best spuds to grow in your patch.

 

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RECENT BLOGS

Saving leek seeds

How to save seeds

As seed company ownership tightens, now's the time to learn how to save your own seed writes Simon Webster....

Peace rose

Roses of yesteryear

Penny Woodward investigates roses of yesteryear, and lists her top picks. 

Cool-season pruning

Cool-season pruning

What does and doesn't need a haircut before winter. Justin Russell investigates.

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GROW

'Purple Top Milan' turnips

Turn it up!

It's time we turned the spotlight back onto the humble turnip, writes Justin Russell.

mango

Make mine mango

Choosing the right variety and practising regular pruning will ensure marvellous home-grown mangoes, writes Phil Dudman.

Planting guides

Our simple planting guides will help you find out what plants grow best in
your region and when to plant them.

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Galleries

Frankie, Noah and Aurelia Gordon with Rosie the Araucana chicken

Patch from Scratch   Pictures, plans and more from the Gordon’s makeover.

Food

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Pests & Diseases

Sustainable living

Latest videos

 

Backyard chickens

Check out the chook palace in the Patch from Scratch garden and see Alex and Costa as they release the chooks! in this episode of ABC TV Gardening Australia.

 

Safe soil

How safe is your soil? Professor Mark Taylor from Macquarie University's VegeSafe program tests the soil in the Patch from Scratch garden in this epidode of ABC TV Gardening Australia.

 

Garlic varieties

Learn about different garlic varieties to grow now with our horticultural editor and garlic guru, Penny Woodward in this video from ABC TV Gardening Australia.

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Recipes