How to grow your own vegetables and fruit

Our online series, Harvest, is an 8-week planting guide. Watch our kitchen garden plot grow and join in a plant-along.

Week 1: Getting started

A productive vegetable garden starts with good planning and preparation. That means finding the most suitable placement for your garden, choosing an appropriate...

Week 2: What to plant

With your vegie patch and pots in place, it’s time to think about what to plant and how to plant it. Vegetables are seasonal beings, so it’s important to choose...
Fresh herbs often make a dish complete. If you’re serious about cooking, then growing your own herbs is a must! Store bought herbs are expensive and often limp,...

Week 4: Growing fruit

No matter where you live in Australia, you can grow some of your own fresh fruit at home. The true joy of home growing is harvesting fruit at its peak ripeness...
Compost is a gardener’s best friend. If you added it to your soil when you set up your vegetable garden, you may have already witnessed the benefits. It’s the...

Your kitchen garden is halfway there!

Our online series, Harvest, is an 8-week planting guide. Check in weekly with our veggie and fruit gardener, Phil.

Week 5: How to compost

Compost is a gardener’s best friend. If you added it to your soil when you set up your vegetable garden, you may have already witnessed the benefits. It’s the best...
Every gardener runs into a few difficulties at some stage. It could be the weather playing havoc with your crops, or a pest or disease that’s out of control....

Week 7: Let's eat

If you have been following our week-by-week guide to growing your own vegies, your crops should be flourishing, and some things will be ready for harvest. So how...

Week 8: What now?

What a journey! It started with an idea and then you took the plunge and set about creating your very own food garden. You’ve surveyed and planned, turned and...

Watch online: Harvest

If you’ve always dreamed of growing your own food, then check out SBS’s online program, Harvest. This series follows the development of the Bentley Community...

Vegetable and fruit growing guides

Harvest recipes