Articles by Justin Russell

Agrarian Kitchen

Agrarian paradise

April 16, 2014

A veteran of hundreds of garden visits, JUSTIN RUSSELL finds fresh inspiration at Tasmania's Agrarian Kitchen.

Tahune Airwalk

Treetop wonder

April 5, 2014

JUSTIN RUSSELL gets a bird's eye view of Tasmania's southern forests at the Tahune Airwalk south of Hobart.

Ripening Calamondins

Bondin’ with my calamondin

March 20, 2014

It might be fruiting two months ahead of schedule, but JUSTIN RUSSELL extolls the virtues of his backyard calamondin tree.

Root Vegies

Jobs for March

March 4, 2014

Autumn's here. Depending on where you are in Australia, that might mean welcome rain, cooler weather or in some cases, continuining drought. Check out JUSTIN RUSSELL's guide to March gardening in your neck of the woods.

Tea Camellia

Bush tea saves the day

February 14, 2014

After a hard morning gardening, a cup of bush tea makes a refreshing pick-me-up.


Jobs for February

January 30, 2014

With many parts of Australia as dry as a bone JUSTIN RUSSELL offers tips for keeping your garden hydrated, along with lots more late summer action.

Shade Cloth Lettuces

Use shade to beat the heat

January 16, 2014

Trying to keep your cool in the vegie patch? JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how he uses shade cloth to spare lettuces and leafy greens from the worst of the summer heat.

Pruning Fruit Trees

Summer prune fruit trees

January 8, 2014

For a bumper crop of fruit next summer, prune deciduous fruit trees now. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how.

Jobs for January

December 19, 2013

Summertime, and the gardening's easy. JUSTIN RUSSELL lists his jobs for January, including tips on slug control, safe use of pyrethrum sprays and backyard geese.

Putting the cole in slaw

December 13, 2013

Cabbages in December? Too right! JUSTIN RUSSELL gives tips for growing late brassicas and shares a delicious coleslaw recipe.