Backyard

Organic watermelon frame 2

December 2011

Things are progressing well with PHIL DUDMAN’s trial watermelon frame. It’s a great way to grow lots of organic watermelons in small spaces.

Isabella Grapes

Isabella Grapes Save the Day

November 2011

With his grape crop ruined by last summer's record wet season, JUSTIN RUSSELL pins his hopes on a mildew resistant heirloom variety to make an annual batch of verjuice.

Pierre de Ronsard rose

The Myth of Disease Resistance

October 2011

Could a new super-rose that is totally resistant to blackspot be a good fit for organic gardeners. JUSTIN RUSSELL argues that there are other virtues to look for in plants beyond the obvious.

Organic Papaw Revival

September 2011

Last winter was tough on papaws. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips for getting your organic papaws back in shape.

Apple fruitlets

The Benefits of Thinning Fruit

September 2011

When it comes to fruit, can you have too much of a good thing? The answer's yes, and JUSTIN RUSSELL explains the benefits of thinning out a bumper crop.

Spring vegie head start

August 2011

Gardeners in warm areas are busy planting out their organic spring crops. With a little protection, you can give seedlings a head start in cold areas too. PHIL DUDMAN, shares a few ideas for a simple homemade coldframe.

Berry Feast

Groundcover strawberries

August 2011

Often, the best way to get plants to thrive is by mimicking the way they grow in the wild. JUSTIN RUSSELL applies this theory to strawberries, a natural woodland plant, with outstanding results.

Anna Apple Blossom

First blossom of the season

August 2011

In JUSTIN RUSSELL'S garden, the first fruit blossoms of the new season have made their showy arrival. Leading the charge is an apple with unusual pedigree but an outstanding flavour.

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