Organic gardener Justin Russell
Organic gardener Justin Russell

Free herb seeds offer

UNLIKE our cousins further south or overseas we don't need to lock ourselves away over winter.

The mild, fine days, devoid of a scorching summer sun, encourage us outdoors and many of us venture into our gardens.

To encourage readers to make the most of the upcoming winter we are helping you add to your gardening armoury.

From April 23 we will give away a packet of herb seeds with every newspaper sold until April 29 – with a different herb seed given away each day.

But we won't just give you a packet of seeds and send you on your way.

In each newspaper we will publish a special Winter Gardening feature, so you can get the most out of your garden in the cooler months.

The first feature will focus on growing herbs and subsequent features will not only highlight how to use your free “herb of the day”, but also provide tips and advice on other aspects of gardening in winter, regardless of whether you live on the coast or inland.

The feature will be written by nursery owner Justin Russell, a passionate organic gardener with a love for home-grown fruit and vegies.

Justin began writing about gardening more than a decade ago and has since contributed to a range of national publications, including Burke's Backyard, Organic Gardener, Country Style and G Magazine.

His family business, Thistlebrook Nursery, supplies heritage fruit trees and other gastronomic plants to home growers across mainland Australia.

As well as giving you all the info on creating the perfect herb garden, Justin will explore a diverse range of other topics from camellias and magnolias to container plants, from winter vegies to tending fruit trees and highlighting great Aussie plants, as well as telling you how to plan for the next season.

To ensure you get the most out of your winter gardening, make sure you pick up a copy of this paper each day from April 23.

In that edition, and the six following, you will find a token which you can redeem for a free packet of herb seeds, including oregano, basil, chives, dill, coriander, parsley and thyme.

Stocks are limited, so don't miss out.



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