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Worm Farm

Education of a worm farmer

Tue, 25/06/2013 - 6:14pm

After his first worm farm was transformed into an invertebrate iceblock by a black frost six years ago, JUSTIN RUSSELL decides to have another go after discovering a worm farm kit at the back of...

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.

Treated Timber

Natural timber is best

Fri, 07/06/2013 - 9:41am

Should organic gardeners use treated timber when building structures in the garden? JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his experience.

Broad Bean Crimson

Sowing winter beans

Thu, 30/05/2013 - 3:40pm

Broad beans are among the easiest vegies to grow during winter. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to propagate the plants from seed.

Lime whitewash

Lime-based whitewash

Mon, 27/05/2013 - 8:50pm

In the July/August 2013 issue of Organic Gardener magazine, Phil Dudman explains how to prune citrus trees, including cutting an old tree back severely if needed. He also mentions that painting...

Jerry’s clay soil fix

Sat, 26/01/2013 - 2:38pm

In the March/April 2013 issue of Organic Gardener, Jerry Coleby-Williams explains the essentials of good soil and how to remedy problems.

When he moved from the UK to Australia it took him...

Learn to scythe... and more

Fri, 25/01/2013 - 11:57am

Scything, soil and sauerkraut are on the menu at an upcoming workshop weekend, SIMON WEBSTER reports.