Tomato Tactics

Sat, 29/09/2012 - 9:46am

In the November-December 2012 issue of Organic Gardener, JUSTIN RUSSELL looks at natural strategies to deal with common tomato problems.

Additional notes about root knot nematodes and...

Pumpkins Calling

Fri, 21/09/2012 - 2:36pm

They’re easy to grow and just as easy to store. If you love your pumpkins boiled, baked or blended, then now is the time to plan your summer crop, says PHIL DUDMAN


Sowing Capsicum and Eggplant in Spring

Wed, 19/09/2012 - 10:24am

Capsicums and eggplants are true summer crops that need warm conditions to grow. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips for heating things up prior to sowing seed.

Grow the best organic Beetroot

Tue, 11/09/2012 - 11:42am

It’s prime time for planting beetroot right across Australia. PHIL DUDMAN shares his organic planting and growing tips.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Purple Haze

Wed, 29/08/2012 - 1:07pm

After six months of nurturing, JUSTIN RUSSELL finally gets the chance to harvest Purple Sprouting broccoli. Was it worth the wait?

Growing organic cucumbers

Tue, 28/08/2012 - 12:09pm

Cucumbers are easy to grow organically and don’t need much room, and now’s the time to get planting, even in cooler areas, says PHIL DUDMAN

First asparagus

Asparagus Season

Wed, 22/08/2012 - 10:18am

It’s asparagus season, and JUSTIN RUSSELL sings the praises of one the most delicious vegetables of spring.

Meet the three veg

Sun, 19/08/2012 - 6:19pm

PETER CUNDALL serves up some old-school staples. What he calls his “top three survival foods” - potatoes, beans and carrots.

“Of all the vegetables grown throughout the temperate climates...


To Chit, or Not to Chit?

Tue, 14/08/2012 - 9:37pm

To chit or not to chit? That is the question for home growers at this time of the year, so JUSTIN RUSSELL explains the process of chtting, and outlines its benefits.

Bulls Blood Beetroot

Bright Lights of Winter

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 12:09pm

Why settle for drab greens and greys in the winter vegie patch, asks JUSTIN RUSSELL, when you can grown plants with as much colour as a Ken Done painting?