Backyard

Editor’s choice – March 2013

March 1, 2013

We love seeing photos of your flourishing organic produce. Here are just some of the things sprining up in your patch at the moment.

Mown Lawn

Grass clipping fatigue

February 15, 2013

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

Editor’s choice – February 2013

February 2, 2013

We love seeing what’s springing up in your patch right now. Here are just some of your photos of flourishing organic produce.

Peach Brown Rot

Stop the rot

January 31, 2013

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

Cucumber Trellis

Arc de Cucumis

January 25, 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL takes a leaf out of Phil Dudman's book and grows his cucumbers on a reinforcing mesh trellis.

Sowing Carrots

Putting Down Roots

January 17, 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 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.

Pete's Patch Overview

A visit to Pete's Patch, Hobart

November 8, 2012

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

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