Cool climate

What to do in April

April 2013

April brings a noticable change in season in many parts of Australia. With winter closing in, JUSTIN RUSSELL offers some ideas on what to plant, harvest and tend during mid-autumn.

Grenadine

How to make grenadine

February 2013

Got a glut of pomegranates? JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to make the refreshing drink, grenadine.

Peach Brown Rot

Stop the rot

January 2013

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

Sowing Carrots

Putting Down Roots

January 2013

The best time to sow winter veg is now, in mid-summer. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips for sowing carrots and parsnips.

Apricots

Apricot Season

November 2012

Early summer is stonefruit season in many parts of Australia, and JUSTIN RUSSELL eagerly anticipates a bumper crop of apricots.

Wheat, Pete's Patch Hobart

Home Grown Wheat

November 2012

A mini-plot of wheat at Pete’s Patch in Hobart's Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens has JUSTIN RUSSELL inspired to try home grain growing at his place.

Pete's Patch Overview

A visit to Pete's Patch, Hobart

November 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL visits Pete's Patch, the food garden made famous by Peter Cundall at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

The Green Rhubarb Blues

October 2012

Have you got the green rhubarb blues? JUSTIN RUSSELL offers some tips on how you can grow red rhubarb, and why it's one of his all-time favourite plants.

Fruit Fly Netting

Tips for Fruit Fly Season

October 2012

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

Capsicums

Sowing Capsicum and Eggplant in Spring

September 2012

Capsicums and eggplants are true summer crops that need warm conditions to grow. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips for heating things up prior to sowing seed.

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