Summer may not be the most agreeable season to toil in the garden, but a little bit of labour now can bring good results down the track.
With the Bureau of Meteorology declaring El Niño over, the time is ripe for gardeners to replant.
With El Niño conditions on the way, gardeners wishing to defy the odds need to prioritise and get waterwise.
Their claim to being true berries is curiously spurious but, when homegrown, raspberries and strawberries leave other summer treats in the shade.
To keep the peace in any garden, you must be unafraid to let slip the dogs – and shovels – of war.
When it comes to being a great green, the brassica family of cauliflower and kale does it easy.
Gardening half-truths go back at least to Joseph Banks, but his more noble legacy is our love of exotic plants.
Why spend a fortune on herbs at the supermarket only to watch them decay in your crisper drawer? Get hooked on growing your own.
When uninvited pests come to visit, declare war with sustainable practices – and also an old-fashioned dose of hand-to-hand combat.
Join the ranks of the fearless fighting rot and rain to nurture a nightshade – the tomato.
When it comes to producing flavoursome spuds, you can’t beat homegrown. The question is, do you dig it?
Seeking rich, colourful reward for little toil? An old-school thorny friend sets the standard.
Improving the quality of your soil is a time-consuming labour of love, and compost is a rotten way to go about it.
It may not be sexy, but nothing beats the satisfaction – or the economy – of growing plants from scratch.
Despite the regal appearance of spring flowering bulbs, their simple cultivation makes them a common pleasure.
Compiling the week’s essential news from The Saturday Paper. Out every Saturday.
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