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Vine and dine

Vine and dine

Passionfruit are among the most productive of backyard crops. Here’s everything you need to know about growing them successfully.

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Tart & tasty

Tart & tasty

Tamarillos reward you with juicy, sweet, tangy and vitamin-rich fruit during the cooler months.

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Happy Herbs

Happy Herbs

The key to a thriving herb garden is to give each plant the conditions it needs to prosper. The result is easy gardening and delicious pickings.

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Some like it Hot

Some like it Hot

Spice up your life with the aroma and piquancy of chilli. Measured on a rating from one to over two million, there is a chilli to suit all taste buds.

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Basket Case

Basket Case

Add a new dimension to your outdoor spaces with hanging baskets.

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Top Crops

Top Crops

Time to grow your own fresh and delicious spring vegies. Read More
Cool Factor

Cool Factor

Despite the cold, there are many herbs and vegies you can grow now to enjoy throughout the chilly season.

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Redfern Oasis

Redfern Oasis

Creating a lush urban jungle in a small space sounds like a challenge, but garden designer and writer Richard  Unsworth embraced the opportunity.

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Autumn's abundance

Autumn's abundance

Lee Sullivan shares her tips to growing her top five winter vegetables to keep your family fed through the winter.

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Juicy Fruit

Juicy Fruit

Do you have an open sunny spot to grow a fruit tree? Late autumn and winter is the best time to plant a stone fruit tree.

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Meet: Richard Walsh

Meet: Richard Walsh

Richard fell for roses when he bought his first home in 1967. He joined the Rose Society in 1972, and that was the start of his long journey with roses.

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Flat out

Flat out

Espaliering trees helps make the most of garden spaces and creates an artistic feature, writes horticulturist Angie Thomas.

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Fabulous figs

Fabulous figs

Figs are delicious, expensive and hard to transport – three excellent reasons to grow one in your garden.

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Flavour sensations

Flavour sensations

The key to a thriving herb garden is to give each plant the conditions it needs to prosper. The result is easy gardening, and delicious pickings.

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Crunch time

Crunch time

Salad greens are so easy and quick to grow you’d be mad not to discard store-bought bags and grow your own!

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Tomato Troubleshooting

Tomato Troubleshooting

Tomatoes are warmweather lovers, so spring is the perfect time to plant seedlings or sow seeds into a vegie patch or pots. There are several pests and diseases that find tomatoes just as appetising as we do, but don’t despair, as we’ve put together this simple troubleshooting guide to help you on your tomato growing journey.

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Meet: Angie Thomas

Meet: Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas has been the voice and face of Yates for seven years; she answers our questions on her gardening inspirations.

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Balcony Bliss

Balcony Bliss

Balconies provide wonderful opportunities to grow perfectly pint-sized gardens. Author and self-confessed crazy plant lady, Angie Thomas explains how to get started.

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Growing Soup Vegetables

Growing Soup Vegetables

Homemade soup made from home grown vegetables is both nourishing and nurturing. Start now by sowing or planting out soup vegetables, including parsnip, carrot, swede, turnip and leek. In 12 weeks you’ll be picking your first soup pot harvest.

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Beetroot Bonanza

Beetroot Bonanza

It’s delicious, nutritious, and worthy of a spot in your veggie patch!

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Wicking beds for vegetables

Wicking beds for vegetables

What is a wicking bed and how can it work in your garden? Angie Thomas explains.

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Parsnip Perfection

Parsnip Perfection

For superb flavour, parsnip is hard to beat. Angie Thomas, horticulturist and self-confessed crazy plant lady, shares her secrets to success with this delicious root vegetable

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Cutting Garden: Fill your home with flowers

Cutting Garden: Fill your home with flowers

Easy, economical, and exciting... bulbs, seedlings and seeds to plant for a never-ending supply of cut flowers

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Preening your paws

Preening your paws

Now is the time to clean up and divide your kangaroo paws. Angus Stewart, author and native plant expert explains.

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Flannel Flower

Flannel Flower

How to grow this iconic Aussie wildflower. Maria Hitchcock OAM shares her tips.

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Hey spud

Hey spud

Autumn is the time to plan your potato patch. Read More
Apple crunch

Apple crunch

Late autumn/winter is the perfect time to plant an apple tree. Apples are commonly grown in cooler areas of Australia, but nowadays, you can find ‘low-chill’ varieties that also grow and thrive in the subtropics.

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My veggie patch

My veggie patch

Let us introduce you to Lee Sullivan, an organic gardener who believes anyone can grow their own food. Here, she shares her cool season favourites.

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The Sweet Life

The Sweet Life

Nothing beats sweet peas for cut flower colour, charm, and scent! Master gardener, Colin Barlow shares his tips for tall, healthy, and vigorous blooms.

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Net Gains

Net Gains

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Warrigal greens with fettuccine

Warrigal greens with fettuccine

Make this fresh green sauce ahead of time for quick summer dinners. It will keep for a week in the fridge. Read More
Warrigal Greens

Warrigal Greens

Top chefs are going wild for this antioxidant-rich native spinach that grows like a weed. Read More
Pumpkin patch

Pumpkin patch

Discover how you can grow these delicious gourdes at home. Read More
True blue

True blue

Forget buying a punnet of blueberries this summer. Here’s how to grow your own! Read More
A new leaf

A new leaf

Toss up your traditional salad by growing a mix of greens. So many tasty new salad greens are now available in seed packets or seedlings from your garden centre.

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A moveable feast

A moveable feast

Don’t let small space cramp your gardening style. Here’s how to grow a thriving vegie patch without a plot. Read More
Fennel and asparagus salad

Fennel and asparagus salad

The combination of zingy herbs, aniseedy fennel and citrus tang is a flavour explosion. This salad is delicious served as a starter or as a fresh accompaniment to a rich main meal. Read More
Fragrant Fennel

Fragrant Fennel

It may not look like much, but this bulbous stem has the most beautiful, but subtle aniseed flavour – perfect in roasts and salads. Read More
​Crown Vegetables

​Crown Vegetables

Asparagus and rhubarb are two long-lived plants you can grow from crowns planted in winter. Both these plants do best with an entire garden bed to themselves.

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​Mail Order Vegetable Seed Supplies

​Mail Order Vegetable Seed Supplies

We like to buy our vegetable seeds from trusted mail order seed companies, this way we get a considerable range of varieties for a lifetime of experimentation and flavour. Here are our favourites.

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