Fruits & Nuts

Woody Mulch Orchard

Notes on Wood Chip Mulch

July 22, 2011

JUSTIN RUSSELL elaborates on the benefits of wood chip mulch to established fruit trees.

Mid Winter Orchard

Mid-winter in the Orchard

July 15, 2011

For organic fruit growers, mid-winter is the ideal time to apply a preventative spray against summer fungal diseases. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how.

Tea Camellia Hedge

How to have your hedge and eat it too

July 7, 2011

There's no need for plants to be classed as either ornamental or edible. In a productive garden they can be both. JUSTIN RUSSELL makes hedges that look pretty, and taste good too.

What to do with too many organic pumpkins

June 29, 2011

Pumpkins are one of those easy-grow organic crops that are incredibly prolific. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips for storing your excess along with a warming pumpkin recipe for winter.

Raspberries

Raspberry Maintenance

June 22, 2011

For delicious home grown raspberries in summer and autumn, there's a list of routine jobs to do in your berry patch during winter. JUSTIN RUSSELL shows you how.

Espalier Apples

Homegrown food saves money

June 16, 2011

Sometimes gardeners are reluctant to admit it, but growing your own food saves money. JUSTIN RUSSELL runs through a few quick calculations to show that when it comes to generating astrononical returns on investment, nothing beats organic food gardening.

Bare Root Trees

Getting familiar with nude trees

June 1, 2011

Bare root ornamental and fruit trees will be appearing in nurseries toward the end of the month. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to plant them using nature as a guide.

Heirloom Peas

Become a Backyard Conservationist

May 18, 2011

With the world facing a sixth mass extinction crisis, Justin Russell highlights the need for gardeners to play a role in conserving domestic plant species.

Simon Websters shows us how to maintain a permaculture swale

Swale maintenance

May 3, 2011

SIMON WEBSTER gives the fruit trees in his permaculture food forest some much-needed tender loving care.

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