Like cooks, gardeners can acquire quite a collection of tools. This is a list of the top ten, 'cannot do without' tools.
Weeding is a necessary chore. The best way to beat the weeds is by mulching and hand-weeding regularly. Using herbicides is dangerous and not advisable.
After preparing the soil and acclimating your seedlings outdoors, you can plant your seedlings in a few steps in your garden.
Compost – a rich soil-like material made from organic waste from your kitchen and garden – is the single most valuable soil amendment you can give your garden, or container plants.
Landless gardeners with a sunny patio can grow herbs, prize-worthy cherry tomatoes, lettuce, onions and other vegetables, and even strawberries in containers.
Knowing when to water and how much to water is important. This article describes the basics of watering.
Read on to learn what to do when insects, disease or wildlife go after your plants.
Learn how to time the planting of your crops. Some crops you can seed directly in your garden. Others you will need to start indoors or buy transplants. We walk you through both methods.
Locating your garden, planning its layout and preparing the soil are key to your future gardening success. We provide a checklist of things to consider before you start digging.
Proper soil preparation, adding just enough fertiliser and observing the rules of crop rotation will improve your yields and the health of your garden.