Pest & disease remedies

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.

Breaking up a Gastropod Party

Tue, 27/03/2012 - 6:29pm

Slugs and snails can wreak havoc in the vegie patch and are difficult to control organically. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his succeses and failures.


Netting Works Wonders

Thu, 23/02/2012 - 11:42pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL writes in praise of exclusion netting after harvesting his best ever crop of capsicums.

How to manage summer weeds organically

Tue, 21/02/2012 - 12:04pm

While summer rains can bring on an explosion of weeds, it also offers a prime opportunity to nip them in the bud, says PHIL DUDMAN


Nature Will Have Her Way

Thu, 10/11/2011 - 11:35pm

An elusive boobook owl reminds JUSTIN RUSSELL that pest control in the garden is often best left to the birds.