Cool climate

Purple Pea Flowers

What to plant in August

August 1, 2018

Spring is just around the corner. Justin Russell suggests vegies you can plant in your August garden.

Mixed herbage lawn

Secret to an organic lawn

December 15, 2016

In organic circles, lawns are oft seen as unsustainable. But it's possible to grow one organically, says JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Banana flower and fruit

Bountiful bananas

January 19, 2016

Have you thought of growing bananas in your cool climate garden? asks PENNY WOODWARD.

Watercress

The wonders of watercress

June 23, 2015

Contrary to opinion, watercress is easy to grow, says JUSTIN RUSSELL, plus it's a nutritional powerhouse!

Blackberries

An abundance of blackberries

January 22, 2015

An epic blackberry crop has JUSTIN RUSSELL convinced that growing your own food is about abundance, not scarcity.

Morello Cherry

Have a very cherry Christmas!

December 18, 2014

Christmas wouldn't be complete without cherries, but for a sour twist, JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests trying Morello cherries.

Agrarian Kitchen

Agrarian paradise

April 16, 2014

A veteran of hundreds of garden visits, JUSTIN RUSSELL finds fresh inspiration at Tasmania's Agrarian Kitchen.

Digging up spuds

Dig and store spuds

June 14, 2013

You've grown a lovely crop of potatoes and its now time to dig, and store them for winter. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how.

Persimmon orchard

Give persimmons a chance

April 12, 2013

Persimmon season has arrived, and JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests that people give the misunderstood fruit a second chance.

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