Articles by Justin Russell

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.

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.

How to grow beetroot

August 2019

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

Cool-season pruning

May 2019

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

Greenhouse growing

April 2019

You can use a structure such as a greenhouse to modify climate conditions, says Justin Russell, protecting plants or extending the growing season for cold-sensitive crops.

It's a jungle in here

March 2019

Our living rooms are being taken over by plants – and it’s good for us in many different ways! Justin Russell shares his indoor plant care tips to help you get started.

Purple cabbage

What to plant in February

January 2019

It's horrid weather for planting, says Justin Russell, but try to get some winter crop seeds sown into punnets.

Taro

What to plant in January

December 2018

Justin Russell reminds us that the summer solstice has passed and the sun is lowering in the sky.

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