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It's summer and the heat is on. Peter Cundall shows you how to tackle pests in your summer orchard, and there’s practical advice on growing perfect pickling cucumbers and planting heat-tolerant lettuces.

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A developing tomato

Doing the tomato shake

Shake your tomato flowers to help with pollination and set fruit, writes Penny Woodward.

Soil Blocks

What to plant in January

Summer rain has Justin Russell gearing up for a big January planting effort. Check out his tips for your garden this...

Microgreens

Marvellous microgreens

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

Love-in-a-mist

Love-in-a-mist

Penny Woodward says that despite its delicate looks, love-in-a-mist is surprisingly tough and easy to grow.

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GROW

full moon rising

Full moon rising

Here's an up-to-date 2017 moon planting chart, produced by Lyn Bagnall and for sale at Aussie Organic Gardening. Lyn's explanatory text...

Making the citrus cut

Phil Dudman explains how to prune citrus trees, in his HMAA Award-winning article.

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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Frankie, Noah and Aurelia Gordon with Rosie the Araucana chicken

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

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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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