Fruits & nuts

Cherries and Chill Hours

November 29, 2012

In the latest issue of Organic Gardener, our article on Cherries mentions the term “chill hours”.

Here we explain what is meant and show a few more pictures of the BP Organic Cherry Farm, in the Adelaide Hills.

Growing Organic Mangoes

October 17, 2012

If you love mango, then brace yourself for a bumper crop this year. PHIL DUDMAN explains why ‘this could be the year’ and shares his tips for planting and growing organic mangoes in small backyards.

A berry good year

August 21, 2012

PETER CUNDALL provides a quick guide to growing juicy berryfruit.

“Here are the methods I use to grow great crops of different types of hardy berryfruit - raspberries, loganberries, jostaberries, blackcurrants and strawberries, to name a few.”

Orange Tree

The Solution to Citrus Problems

August 8, 2012

What's wrong with my citrus tree? JUSTIN RUSSELL says that this is the most common question asked of garden writers, but the solution is simple. Read on to find out what it is.

Watermelon frame

Phil's simple watermelon frame

July 25, 2012

Whether tomatoes, melons or peas, supporting your plants with frames and trellises encourages healthy crops and saves space, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Watch how to construct a simple A frame, and support fruit and other crops on bamboo trellises.

Growing aromatic, old-fashioned quince

June 4, 2012

Don’t miss JUSTIN RUSSELL’s informative article on growing aromatic, old-fashioned quince in the July/August issue of Organic Gardener magazine.

And, so you’ll know what to do with your quince harvest, here’s a fabulous Sally Wise recipe ’Quince Cheese’, typically served with a cheese platter, from her latest book Sweet! Sally is the best-selling author of numerous ABC books, including A Year in a Bottle, Slow Cooker and SlowCooker 2.

For your chance to win a copy of Sweet!, go to the competition page from the 6th June.

Calamondin

Calamondins and Kumquats

May 23, 2012

There is all sorts of confusion over citrus names, with kumquats and calamondins being prime examples. JUSTIN RUSSELL gives a run down on the smallest members of the citrus tribe.

Growing Organic Strawberries

April 18, 2012

Nothing beats organically grown strawberries for flavour and in many parts of the country, particularly warmer zones, autumn is the time to be starting a strawberry patch, or rejuvenating an existing one, says PHIL DUDMAN.

Once figs are picked, they stop ripening and need to be eaten or preserved as soon as possible.

Fabulous figs

March 25, 2012

Fresh figs are hard to find at markets and grocers, making them an ideal fruit tree for home gardens, says PENNY WOOWARD.

Almond Buds

Going Nuts for Almonds

March 9, 2012

With his almond crop harvested, JUSTIN RUSSELL has high hopes for an even better harvest next summer from his single, self pollinating tree.

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