Fruits & nuts

Strawberry of the Woods

The King of Strawberries

Thu, 24/11/2011 - 6:23pm

It's tiny, easy going, yet one of the most delicious of all fruits. JUSTIN RUSSELL salutes the humble wild strawberry, fraises des bois.

Isabella Grapes

Isabella Grapes Save the Day

Thu, 17/11/2011 - 1:31pm

With his grape crop ruined by last summer's record wet season, JUSTIN RUSSELL pins his hopes on a mildew resistant heirloom variety to make an annual batch of verjuice.

Organic Watermelon Frame

Tue, 25/10/2011 - 3:07pm

Small spaces won’t stop PHIL DUDMAN from growing his favourite organic crops. This week it’s watermelon!

Organic Papaw Revival

Thu, 29/09/2011 - 3:55pm

Last winter was tough on papaws. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips for getting your organic papaws back in shape.

Apple fruitlets

The Benefits of Thinning Fruit

Fri, 16/09/2011 - 2:41pm

When it comes to fruit, can you have too much of a good thing? The answer's yes, and JUSTIN RUSSELL explains the benefits of thinning out a bumper crop.

Berry Feast

Groundcover strawberries

Fri, 26/08/2011 - 9:20am

Often, the best way to get plants to thrive is by mimicking the way they grow in the wild. JUSTIN RUSSELL applies this theory to strawberries, a natural woodland plant, with outstanding results....

Anna Apple Blossom

First blossom of the season

Fri, 19/08/2011 - 8:48am

In JUSTIN RUSSELL'S garden, the first fruit blossoms of the new season have made their showy arrival. Leading the charge is an apple with unusual pedigree but an outstanding flavour.

Citrus Gall Wasp

Citrus: how to carry out winter maintenance

Mon, 25/07/2011 - 12:11pm

Citrus have provided us with a bumper crop of organic fruit again this season. So what now? PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips for pruning, spraying and fertilising in preparation for another productive...

Mid Winter Orchard

Mid-winter in the Orchard

Fri, 15/07/2011 - 8:51am

For organic fruit growers, mid-winter is the ideal time to apply a preventative spray against summer fungal diseases. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how.

Tea Camellia Hedge

How to have your hedge and eat it too

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 11:01am

There's no need for plants to be classed as either ornamental or edible. In a productive garden they can be both. JUSTIN RUSSELL makes hedges that look pretty, and taste good too.