Low Maintenance

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.

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.

Apricots

Apricot Season

November 30, 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 23, 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.

Old Wesleydale Hedge

Reviving lost horticultural crafts

November 13, 2012

Lost horticultural crafts such as hedgelaying are being revived at a historic Tasmanian farm. JUSTIN RUSSELL reports.

Growing organic cucumbers

August 28, 2012

Cucumbers are easy to grow organically and don’t need much room, and now’s the time to get planting, even in cooler areas, says PHIL DUDMAN

Nasturtium

A Nod to Nasturtiums

April 26, 2012

One of the best plants for organic gardens is the nasturtium. JUSTIN RUSSELL writes that it's useful, ornamental, and lots of fun to grow.

Coriander

Plant coriander for winter

April 11, 2012

Don’t fall for the myth that coriander loves to be grown in blazing hot sun during summer. JUSTIIN RUSSELL writes that the world’s most widely consumed herb does brilliantly in winter, even in the shade.

Tommy Toes

Tomato Experiment Update

April 4, 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL updates his experiment in growing disease free tomatoes using four different methods.

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