Articles by Justin Russell

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.

Finger limes are also called caviar lime.

Bush foods - good for you and the environment

December 2019

Bush foods are a good option to plant in your garden, says Justin Russell, especially as they are adapted to our hot climate and are often incredibly rich in nutrients.

Controlling fruit fly

October 2019

It's time to start thinking about protecting your summer crops from fruit fly. Justin Russell has a few solutions that will help.

How to grow beetroot

August 2019

Justin Russell explains how to grow flavoursome, colourful beets that your family and friends will swoon over. 

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

The power of pollination

August 2019

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.

Cool-season pruning

May 2019

Before you start pruning, there's a few things you need to consider, writes Justin Russell.

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