Your easy guide to growing dinner in your own backyard

Jackie French
By Jackie French
June 25 2022 - 7:30pm
Plant some fruit and veg - they won't let you down. Picture: Shutterstock

I remember the first day I bought onions: actually paid money for them. After years of high school and post-uni poverty I actually paid for onions, a veg I didn't need, rather than relying on the veg and fruit I grew or bartered.

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Jackie French

Jackie French

Canberra Times columnist

Jackie French is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honourary wombat (part time), 2014-2015 Australian Children' Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She also writes a gardening column for The Canberra Times.