Compost & soil

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...

Adding compost to tea bag

How to make compost tea

Wed, 31/07/2013 - 4:49pm

In the March/April 2012 issue of Organic Gardener magazine, SIMON WEBSTER investigates how to make a successful brew of compost tea: the essence of organic farming and gardening. Plus he provides...

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...

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.

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.