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Bushfire recovery and resistance

Thu, 31/10/2013 - 11:46am

Last month's bushfires in NSW were a devastating blow, but JUSTIN RUSSELL says that there's hope for the future: Gardens will recover, and gardeners can take proactive steps to help resist future...

Cucumber Pollination

How to succeed with cucurbits

Tue, 24/09/2013 - 1:51pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to get a bumper harvest from your spring planting of pumpkins, melons, zucchini and other cucurbits.

Getting started

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 12:15pm

Anyone can get into organic gardening, says PHIL DUDMAN. Here are his tips on starting out.

Vegie Seedlings

Healthy home-raised seedlings

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 9:26am

When raising seedlings at home, it's important to make sure the little plants well fed and toughened up before planting into the garden. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips for producing robust plants...

Biodegradable Pots

The plastic pot problem

Thu, 22/08/2013 - 10:04am

Plastic pots are ubiquitous in the nursery industry and pose a serious waste problem. JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests ways that you can reduce the flow of plastic coming from your backyard.

Creating Tilth

How to create tilth

Fri, 09/08/2013 - 3:02pm

Ever heard a gardener talk about something called “tilth” and wondered what on earth they were on about. JUSTIN RUSSELL offers a definition and explains how to create soil that's ready for spring...

Garden Tools

The joy of quality tools

Fri, 26/07/2013 - 10:54am

Quality tools are a gardener's best friend. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to pick a tool that will become a treasured family heirloom.

Bare Rooted Trees

Dare to bare

Fri, 21/06/2013 - 10:20am

Bare rooted trees will be appearing in nurseries over the next couple of weeks, and many are available online. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to successfully dare to bare.

Compost Bin

Make a cheap compost bin

Tue, 18/06/2013 - 12:12pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to make a compost heap from cheap, locally sourced materials.