Pest & disease remedies

Sweetly scented pennyroyal

Pennyroyal and ants

Sun, 16/02/2014 - 2:29pm

Pennyroyal, says PENNY WOODWARD, helps to control ants and other pests.

Pear and cherry slug and damage

Pear and cherry slug

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 4:48pm

Keep your eyes open for this nasty surprise says PENNY WOODWARD

Peach Brown Rot

Stop the rot

Thu, 31/01/2013 - 1:08pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL gives the low down on the fungal disease brown rot, and suggests some simple control measures.

Apple Pouch

Protecting crops through exclusion

Tue, 30/10/2012 - 4:21pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL spends an afternoon using the exclusion technique to protect his fruit trees from marauding pests.

Fruit Fly Netting

Tips for Fruit Fly Season

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:59am

Fancy growing organic fruit in an area infested with fruit fly? It is possible, and JUSTIN RUSSELL shows how it can be done.

Flame Weeding

Flame Weeding

Tue, 25/09/2012 - 12:46pm

Controlling weeds is one of the major challenges facing organic gardeners. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his his experiments with a gas powered flame weeder.

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.