Summer

Apricots

Apricot Season

November 2012

Early summer is stonefruit season in many parts of Australia, and JUSTIN RUSSELL eagerly anticipates a bumper crop of apricots.

How to prepare for summer organic gardening

November 2012

Summer in the organic garden can pose its challenges, particularly in hot areas. PHIL DUDMAN shares a few tips for staying cool and keeping crops productive.

Rhubarb 'Ever Red'

The Green Rhubarb Blues

October 2012

Have you got the green rhubarb blues? JUSTIN RUSSELL offers some tips on how you can grown red rhubarb, and why it's one of his all-time favourite plants.

Growing Organic Mangoes

October 2012

If you love mango, then brace yourself for a bumper crop this year. PHIL DUDMAN explains why ‘this could be the year’ and shares his tips for planting and growing organic mangoes in small backyards.

Fruit Fly Netting

Tips for Fruit Fly Season

October 2012

Fancy growing organic fruit in an area infested with fruit fly? It is possible, and JUSTIN RUSSELL shows how it can be done.

Pumpkins Calling

September 2012

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

Growing organic cucumbers

August 2012

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

Potatoes

To Chit, or Not to Chit?

August 2012

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.

Granny Smith apples

If you can't beat 'em...

June 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL's apple trees have finished fruiting for the season, so he turns to a Stanthorpe orchardist to get an apple fix into winter.

Parsnip Seedlings

Parsnip Secrets

May 2012

Parsnips have a well earned reputaion for being hard to grow. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips for producing a bumper crop oof long white roots.

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