Articles by Justin Russell

The male Blue Tiger butterfly collects pollen as it contains pheromones that make it attractive to the female.

The power of pollination

May 2021

Pollination is necessary for our gardens to thrive so it's handy to understand how we can help all those beneficial insects and animals do their work.

Vegie beds at Buena Vista farm.

Crop rotation

March 2021

 Justin Russell says it's good to have a crop rotation plan in place to avoid pest and disease build up – here's some basics.

Preserving Lemons

Preserving lemons

December 2020

Back in June 2014, Justin Russell shared his tips for preserving a glut of winter lemons – it's worth having another read!

Justin Russell's pickled gherkins

Pickled gherkins

December 2020

Experiencing a cucumber glut in your garden? That's not such a bad thing, according to Justin Russell, who has heaps in his patch. His advice? Start pickling!

Build a bed for your vegies

November 2020

Planning your vegie patch? Justin Russell answers the question many of you might be asking: are raised beds right for me?

Spring is the best time to plant lime trees.

How to protect limes from pests

October 2020

Limes look gorgeous in your garden and add a tasty tang to meals in your kitchen -- so you don't want pests getting to them before you do.

The Green Rhubarb Blues

June 2020

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

Planning your garden

June 2020

Justin Russell explains how to stagger planting times so you don't end up with too little or too much of the vegies you love best.

Chill factor

May 2020

Lots of vegies love the cold and are sweeter for a frost. Justin Russell tells how to take advantage of this while also protecting plants.

Build a garden not a bunker

March 2020

Justin Russell looks for food that will provide resilience, nourishment and productivity in a changing world.

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