Gardening Basics

Tommy toes

Jobs for February

January 31, 2018

Planning a big weekend in the garden? Justin Russell gives a rundown on some of the major gardening jobs for Feb.

Worm liquid is a relatively easy-to-produce home-made liquid fertiliser.

Liquid gold

January 22, 2018

Penny Woodward investigates the expanding range of liquid fertilisers, from seaweed extracts to manure teas.

A developing tomato

Doing the tomato shake

January 8, 2018

Shake your tomato flowers to help with pollination and set fruit, writes Penny Woodward.

Zucchini are a fast growing summer crop

Starting a vegie garden

October 30, 2017

It's not too late, says Penny Woodward, to plant vegies for summer harvesting.

Spreading mulch

Create a slug barrier

September 17, 2017

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

 

Farming the suburbs

Farming the suburbs

July 27, 2017

Why can’t we grow food wherever we want? Jennifer Kent, Research Fellow at the University of Sydney investigates.

Garden Bed Preparation

Gardening jobs for July

July 1, 2017

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

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