Articles by Justin Russell

Nectarine Pruning

Jobs for February

February 3, 2015

Despite wearying of summer and longing for autumn, JUSTIN RUSSELL gets stuck into some February pruning. 


An abundance of blackberries

January 22, 2015

An epic blackberry crop has JUSTIN RUSSELL convinced that growing your own food is about abundance, not scarcity.

Morello Cherry

Have a very cherry Christmas!

December 18, 2014

Christmas wouldn't be complete without cherries, but for a sour twist, JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests trying Morello cherries.

CSIRO soil grid

What lies beneath

November 27, 2014

Curious about what's beneath your feet? JUSTIN RUSSELL excavates a brilliant new CSIRO soil mapping tool.

Soil Wetter

How to beat hydrophobia

November 13, 2014

Is your soil afraid of water? JUSTIN RUSSELL shares tips for combatting hydrophobic soil.


Heirloom Capsicums

If the caps fit

October 23, 2014

Capsicums are heat loving summer vegies that look and taste great with the right care, says JUSTIN RUSSELL. 

Spring Bluff

Garden jobs for September

September 3, 2014

JUSTIN RUSSELL contemplates our Australian seasons and offers some gardening suggestions for September.

Spring Onion

What to plant in September

September 3, 2014

JUSTIN RUSSELL emerges from his winter slumber to get stuck into some cautious spring planting.


She'll be apples

August 27, 2014

It's early spring and the sap is rising, the perfect time to propagate deciduous fruit trees says JUSTIN RUSSELL.

A vegetable wonder

August 8, 2014

JUSTIN RUSSELL harvests the unusual broccoli Romanesco and offers tips on growing these tricky brassicas.