Biodegradable Pots

The plastic pot problem

Thu, 22/08/2013 - 10:04am

Plastic pots are ubiquitous in the nursery industry and pose a serious waste problem. JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests ways that you can reduce the flow of plastic coming from your backyard.

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.

Dividing chives

The Great Divide

Wed, 01/08/2012 - 1:43pm

Lots of perennial food plants can be easily propagated by division of the root ball. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how.

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.

Propagate lavendar now after the wet, humid summer

How to propagate organic herbs

Wed, 16/03/2011 - 11:23am

A wet humid summer in many areas has taken it's toll on our favourite Mediterranean type herbs. PHIL DUDMAN says it's a good time to be propagating replacements, and shares his secrets for success...

Rounding up the volunteers

Tue, 22/12/2009 - 10:54am

By encouraging 'volunteer' crops in your garden, you can keep weeds at bay and ensure a year-round supply of fresh food, writes JERRY COLEBY-WILLIAMS.