Compost & soil

Mushroom compost and pests

Fri, 29/03/2013 - 5:27pm

In the May/June issue of Organic Gardener magazine, JERRY COLEBY-WILLIAMS digs into the mysterious world of fungi and how to grow your own.

NICK ROMANOWSKI and Jerry offer some additional...

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...

For peat’s sake

Fri, 12/10/2012 - 1:02pm

There’s no need to use peat moss, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Compost Heap

Manure in, compost out

Wed, 12/09/2012 - 11:25am

A local produce swap can produce some interesting outcomes. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his excitement about scoring a few bags manure - perfect for making compost.

Build your own compost bays

Tue, 21/08/2012 - 9:34pm

PHIL DUDMAN shows how 
to build a simple three-bay 
compost system from 
recycled materials.

Green Manure

Time to build healthy soil

Fri, 27/07/2012 - 9:21am

Late winter is the perfect time to build healthy soil. JUSTIN RUSSELL writes about composting and using green manure.

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.

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.