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Killing Frost

A Killing Frost

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 1:52pm

It's been a frosty winter so far in many parts of Australia, but JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests that cold temperatures can be an organic gardener's best friend.

Wood Ash

How to Use Wood Ash

Tue, 26/06/2012 - 1:29pm

Wood heating is common throughout the cooler parts of Australia, but what to do with all that ash. JUSTIN RUSSELL recommends using it in the garden.

Gardening as a renter

Thu, 07/06/2012 - 11:52am

The fact that you are renting needn’t put you off growing food, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

How to make your own seed raising mix

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 2:33pm

Raising seedlings is an important part organic vegetable gardening and to do it well, you need a quality seed raising mix. There’s no need to be spending good money on commercial product when you...

Garden expert Peter Cundall builds a leafmould mound.

Gardener’s Gold

Thu, 31/05/2012 - 1:21pm

Jerry Coleby-Williams explains how to turn autumn leaves into a rich garden resource – leafmould.

Sterilise your garden tools when moving between different crops to prevent transfer of disease.

Keep it Clean

Thu, 31/05/2012 - 12:38pm

Good garden hygiene is paramount to reducing the incidence of pests and diseases, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Fallen Leaves

The Value of Leaves

Tue, 15/05/2012 - 9:27pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests that instead of seeing fallen leaves as a problem, we should see them as a precious resource.

Chive Divisions

Divide and conquer

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 2:41pm

Looking for a free, easy way to increase your plant stocks? JUSTIN RUSSELL writes that autumn is the best time of the year to divide and conquer.

Compost Making

The Power of Compost

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 3:56pm

Compost has lots of proven benefits for the garden. JUSTIN RUSSELL visits a historic property in Toowoomba and shares the story of an old eucalypt saved by a top dressing of remedial "black gold...