Articles by Justin Russell

Broadforking

On regenerative farming and gardening

May 25, 2018

Is the term "regenerative" in danger of becoming a new buzzword? Justin Russell writes that it's the real deal and a concept that can help enhance our organic gardens.

Shade Trees

Gardening jobs for May

May 2, 2018

Justin Russell suggests two jobs to do this month to help your garden deal with a changing climate

Broccoli

What to plant in May

May 2, 2018

May is made for gardening, says Justin Russell. Read his timely tips for what to plant now at your place. 

Pea shoots

Pea shoots and leaves

April 18, 2018

Autumn is prime pea-growing time, not just for pods but for shoots as well. Justin Russell has the lowdown.

Cool-season pruning

Cool-season pruning

April 5, 2018

What does and doesn't need a haircut before winter. Justin Russell investigates.

Sharpening secateurs

How to sharpen your tools

April 5, 2018

Well-maintained tools make gardening jobs safer and easier. Justin Russell shows how to keep them sharp.

Broad Beans

What to plant in April

March 29, 2018

With summer heat starting to fizzle across most of the country, Justin Russell says it's a great time to plant! 

Crimson Broad Beans

What to plant in April

March 29, 2018

Mid-autumn is a lovely time to plant some seeds for a winter harvest. Check out Justin Russell's April planting guide.

Autumn Light

Gardening jobs for April

March 29, 2018

With its golden light and pleasant working conditions, autumn is a magical time of the year to be gardener, says Justin Russell. 

seed security at risk

New seed security threat

March 19, 2018

A review of the import of brassica seed is a threat to small farmers, seed suppliers and our nation's food sovereignty, says Justin Russell.

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