Vegetables

Tommies in May?

Tue, 14/05/2013 - 10:25am

If you are determined to grow tomatoes, why not try some of the wonderful array of heirloom varieties with diverse colours and flavours.

Editor’s choice – May 2013

Mon, 29/04/2013 - 5:31pm

Cath from Central West has sent in some great photos of her backyard garden.

We love seeing what’s growing in your patch! Keep the photos coming. You can upload them via Your Patch, or...

Editor’s choice – April 2013

Fri, 29/03/2013 - 4:31pm

Our readers are making the most of the last of the summer sunshine. This luscious produce was grown in the garden of Vicki from Victoria, while in NSW, Roxana has set up a balcony garden using...

Rainbow connection

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 5:02pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL tells the story of the heirloom vegie poster boy, Rainbow Chard.

Rouge d'Hiver lettuce

Autumn salads

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 4:21pm

Autumn is the perfect time of year to plant salad crops and JUSTIN RUSSELL explains the finer points of sowing lettuces.

Chaffed to Bits

Sat, 26/01/2013 - 6:36pm

In the March/April 2013 issue of Organic Gardener magazine, reader Cynthia Titmarsh told of her experiment, with husband Richard, to grow a backyard wheat crop.

Cynthia’s letter came in...

Cucumber Trellis

Arc de Cucumis

Fri, 25/01/2013 - 1:58pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL takes a leaf out of Phil Dudman's book and grows his cucumbers on a reinforcing mesh trellis.

Wheat, Pete's Patch Hobart

Home Grown Wheat

Fri, 23/11/2012 - 12:14pm

A mini-plot of wheat at Pete’s Patch in Hobart's Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens has JUSTIN RUSSELL inspired to try home grain growing at his place.

Rhubarb 'Ever Red'

The Green Rhubarb Blues

Fri, 19/10/2012 - 12:32pm

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

Pollinating zucchinis

Mon, 01/10/2012 - 8:30am

Wondering why your zucchinis won’t develop properly? The garden guru PHIL DUDMAN helps you solve this problem.

Watch how to ensure that your flowers develop fruit, by pollinating them...

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