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Jobs for October

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 10:00am

With an early spring giving way to summer in some parts of Oz, Justin Russell suggests jobs to help your garden cope.

Spreading mulch

Create a slug barrier

Sun, 17/09/2017 - 2:44pm

Peter Cundall first suggested this method of pear and cherry slug control, writes Penny Woodward. 


Eggplant harvest

Eggplants aplenty!

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 12:00am

Justin Russell investigates the best eggplant varieties for your garden plus growing, harvesting and storage advice.

Coffee cherries ripe for picking

Coffee harvesting and processing

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 4:05pm

In the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of Organic Gardener Simon Webster has written about growing your own coffee. Here he explores harvesting and processing.

Late Winter Veg

Gardening jobs for August

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 8:00am

Got the late winter blues? Justin Russell has plenty of ideas to get you outside in your garden. 

Garden Bed Preparation

Gardening jobs for July

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 8:00am

Justin Russell discovers a new found love for July and suggests some warming winter gardening action.

Removing suckers

Tidying your trees

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 12:08pm

Grab your secateurs. Now's the time to tidy up your trees, says Penny Woodward.

Peter Cundal liming in early winter

It's elementary

Tue, 30/05/2017 - 8:00am

Elements and trace elements are essential to plant health, so deficiencies can lead to a wide range of plant problems, writes Peter Cundall.