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

August 5, 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 5, 2019

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

Cool-season pruning

May 28, 2019

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

Greenhouse growing

April 30, 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 21, 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 29, 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 20, 2018

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

Seeder

Getting intensive

December 14, 2018

Justin Russell investigates a selection of tools and equipment for ambitious gardeners and aspiring market gardens

Sweetcorn

What to plant in December

November 22, 2018

Want to know the secret to an extended summer harvest season? Read on for Justin Russell's December planting suggestions.

Lemon Cucumber

What to plant in November

November 2, 2018

Whether you garden in Darwin or Hobart, Justin Russell has your November planting covered.

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