Peas and harmony

Sat, 18/09/2010 - 8:30pm

A cover crop has provided an unexpected bounty, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Go kumara go

Fri, 17/09/2010 - 10:43am

If you struggle to grow decent crop of spuds in the summer then why don’t you try sweet potato, says PHIL DUDMAN, and now is the time to get planting.

Checklist for spring

Tue, 03/08/2010 - 12:13pm

Is your vegie garden spring ready? PHIL DUDMAN has some tasks you can put into action now.

Home turf

Thu, 29/07/2010 - 4:10pm

The British are lounging about outdoors, reports SIMON WEBSTER.

Nagami Cumquat

Show your citrus some lovin’

Tue, 20/07/2010 - 12:09pm

If you’ve been enjoying a bumper crop of citrus this year, now is the time to give something back reports PHIL DUDMAN.

English Spinach

Pick of the spinach

Mon, 17/05/2010 - 9:12am

Of all the so called ‘spinach’s’, English spinach has the superior flavour and texture according to PHIL DUDMAN and now is the time to plant in most parts of the country.


Lawns - are they goodies or baddies?

Wed, 14/04/2010 - 7:20am

Gardeners, environmentalists and scientists alike… for years they’ve been debating one of life’s most pressing questions; are lawns good or bad? PHIL DUDMAN is a fan of this Aussie icon, but the...


Leafy greens all year round

Tue, 30/03/2010 - 10:29am

Looking for a green leafy vegetable that will give you a healthy harvest any time of year? PHIL DUDMAN has been experimenting with growing Kangkong in a container and believes it makes a fabulous...

Succulent spears of freshly picked asparagus are delicious raw or cooked.

A vegetable to invest in

Thu, 25/03/2010 - 8:50pm

Asparagus is a tough, rewarding, long-term vegetable that, once established, will give many years of nutritious spears, writes PENNY WOODWARD.

Spring Onions

Time for Planting Onions

Mon, 08/03/2010 - 4:13pm

From leeks and shallots to red salad onions, the members of the onion family are an incredibly versatile lot and they’re wonderful crops to grow at home too. For most areas, now is the time to sow...