Articles by Justin Russell

Artichoke division

What to plant in May

May 2, 2016

Take advantage of forecast rain this month with JUSTIN RUSSELL's planting tips for a wide range of perennial and annual crops.

Perpetual Spinach

What to plant in March

February 25, 2016

With a good chance of decent autumn rains on the way JUSTIN RUSSELL says it's time to get planting!

Eggplants

What to plant in February

February 2, 2016

Summer is gradually coming to a close, which according to JUSTIN RUSSELL, means time to get planting cool season crops.

Black Pearl Chilli

What to plant in January

January 4, 2016

With his vegie patch in a miserable state, JUSTIN RUSSELL gets excited about January planting.

Nectarine Pruning

Jobs for January

January 4, 2016

A whiff of optimism in the air is inspiring JUSTIN RUSSELL to get stuck into the pruning and weeding.

Fruit Fly Protection

Weekend jobs in Spring

October 5, 2015

Got anything planned for the long weekend? JUSTIN RUSSELL says scrap 'em, and spend the weekend enjoying three straight days of gardening bliss instead. 

Climbing Beans

What to plant in October

September 30, 2015

October is a funny old month. In many climate zones, it feels like October has said goodbye to spring but hasn't quite embraced summer. Not to worry, No matter where you garden, JUSTIN RUSSELL says it's time to get cracking. Check out his tips for what you can plant this month. 

mulch

Grow your own mulch

September 10, 2015

With an El Nino threatening a dry spring, mulching may prove vital, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Birdhouse and Blossom

Gardening jobs for September

September 1, 2015

JUSTIN RUSSELL says use the fleeting season to get chores done ahead of what's likely to be a long, hot summer.

Apple blossom

The birds and the bees

August 20, 2015

JUSTIN RUSSELL discusses the birds, the bees and the mysteries of fruit tree pollination.  

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