Community Garden

Mown Lawn

Grass clipping fatigue

February 2013

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

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.

Cucumber Trellis

Arc de Cucumis

January 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 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.

Pumpkins Calling

September 2012

They’re easy to grow and just as easy to store. If you love your pumpkins boiled, baked or blended, then now is the time to plan your summer crop, says PHIL DUDMAN

Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Purple Haze

August 2012

After six months of nurturing, JUSTIN RUSSELL finally gets the chance to harvest Purple Sprouting broccoli. Was it worth the wait?

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