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Vegie Patch

Grow like a boss

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 2:44pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL celebrates 16 years of food growing by sharing his one fundamental principle for gardening success.

Garden Shadows

How to understand your site

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 9:42am

As autumn shadows lengthen, JUSTIN RUSSELL says that it's important to analyse the way light falls across your garden.

Soil Wetter

How to beat hydrophobia

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 3:57pm

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


Liquid assets

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 12:15pm

PHIL DUDMAN looks at liquid fertilisers and the important role they play in the organic garden.

She'll be apples

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 1:19pm

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

All sown up

Thu, 21/08/2014 - 10:21am

Seed tapes and soil blocks are handy ways to sow, according to OG's dynamic duo PHIL DUDMAN and JUSTIN RUSSELL. 

Two Bud Spur Pruning

Time to prune grape vines

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 9:58am

Sunny winter days are perfect for pruning dormant grape vines to keep them productive, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.


Making the cut

Wed, 26/03/2014 - 11:15am

In the coming months it will be time to start thinking about pruning. Phil Dudman takes you through the process for citrus trees.

Shade Cloth Lettuces

Use shade to beat the heat

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 5:26pm

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.