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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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From 900-year-old carrots, to apples and oranges that arrived with the First Fleet, we show you just how easy it is to grow your own heirloom fruit and vegies. Plus, we share the delights of bygone beauties: flowers, rare chooks and pigs, and hand-forged tools. Available from 5 July 2018.

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Australian spiders

Spiders are special

Look after your spiders says Penny Woodward, the vast majority are harmless and all are beneficial.

Heirloom pumpkins

Why grow heirlooms?

Penny Woodward explains just how important heirloom edibles are to our, and the planet’s, survival. 

Mustard Greens

What to plant in July

Depending on your climate, July's either a great month to plant vegies, or a time to hibernate, says Justin Russell...

Pansies

Gardens for dementia

Penny Woodward says to grow an array of coloured and scented plants for loved ones with dementia.

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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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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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