Backyard

Killing Frost

A Killing Frost

July 4, 2012

It's been a frosty winter so far in many parts of Australia, but JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests that cold temperatures can be an organic gardener's best friend.

Cooking with organic mandarins

June 27, 2012

Not sure what to do with your glut of organic mandarins? Try this delicious recipe idea, says PHIL DUDMAN

Wood Ash

How to Use Wood Ash

June 26, 2012

Wood heating is common throughout the cooler parts of Australia, but what to do with all that ash. JUSTIN RUSSELL recommends using it in the garden.

Orange Tree

Ripe for the Picking

June 20, 2012

Knowing when to pick a crop of fruit is a vital skill for home growers to learn, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Gardening as a renter

June 7, 2012

The fact that you are renting needn’t put you off growing food, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Bulls Blood Beetroot

Bright Lights of Winter

June 6, 2012

Why settle for drab greens and greys in the winter vegie patch, asks JUSTIN RUSSELL, when you can grown plants with as much colour as a Ken Done painting?

GalileeSpinach

Winter Spinach

May 30, 2012

Spinach thrives in winter and provides a stream of nutritious leaves for months on end. JUSTIN RUSSELL gives the lowdown on a favourite cool season crop.

Calamondin

Calamondins and Kumquats

May 23, 2012

There is all sorts of confusion over citrus names, with kumquats and calamondins being prime examples. JUSTIN RUSSELL gives a run down on the smallest members of the citrus tribe.

Fallen Leaves

The Value of Leaves

May 15, 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests that instead of seeing fallen leaves as a problem, we should see them as a precious resource.

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