Composting can be easy if you follow these tips.
Compost & mulch

Composting made easy

One of the questions you may have when it comes to compost is about hot vs cold composting. Here, Phil Dudman explains the difference.

Composting is an important way to turn waste into nutrients for your garden.
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Smart composting

Jian Liu has discovered a few tricks for harnessing all the benefits of compost, with minimal effort.

Herbs in pots can be moved around your garden as needed.
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Top herbs for pots

Having fresh herbs at your doorstep saves money and adds flavour and diversity to your cooking, and Penny Woodward has some tips to get you started.

Autumn colour
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Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves are myriad colours, says Penny Woodward, and they're useful too!

Mulching your garden is vital
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Make the most of your mulch

Penny Woodward explains the dos and don'ts of effective mulching.

Triple compost bin
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Compost – a recipe for success

To celebrate International Compost Awareness Week PENNY WOODWARD shares her recipe for compost success.

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Grow your own mulch

With an El Nino threatening a dry spring, mulching may prove vital, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Mulched tomato seedling
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Mulches and mulching

As the weather warms up and before soils dry out, PENNY WOODWARD is laying mulch. Why do we mulch and what can we use?

Adding compost to tea bag
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How to make compost tea

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 a step-by-step guide to building your own brewer.

Compost Bin
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Make a cheap compost bin

JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to make a compost heap from cheap, locally sourced materials.

Mushroom compost and pests
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Mushroom compost and pests

NICK ROMANOWSKI and Jerry offer tips for making mushroom compost, and some of the pests and diseases that can affect these fungi.

Mown Lawn
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Grass clipping fatigue

After surviving a second deluge in two years, JUSTIN RUSSELL deals with overgrown lawns, and a flood of grass clippings.