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.

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.


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...