Garden Tasks

Autumn Pea Flowers

Green Peas

March 16, 2012

St Patrick's Day is traditionally regarded as the perfect time to plant ornamental sweet peas. JUSTIN RUSSELL argues that it's also the ideal time to plant edible peas in anticipation of an extended harvest.

organic garlic

Get going with garlic

March 14, 2012

Garlic is a winter crop in most areas, and if you live in warmer parts of the country, it pays to start planting now, says PHIL DUDMAN

Cabbage on my mind

March 8, 2012

The subtle chill of an early autumn morning has PHIL DUDMAN in a planting frenzy of all things Brassicaceae.

male pumpkin flower

Pumpkin Pimping

March 1, 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL outlines a simple technique to ensure your pumpkin, melon and other cucurbit vines set masses of tasty fruit, even when the bees decide to stay at home.

capsicums

Netting Works Wonders

February 23, 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL writes in praise of exclusion netting after harvesting his best ever crop of capsicums.

Compost Making

The Power of Compost

February 3, 2012

Compost has lots of proven benefits for the garden. JUSTIN RUSSELL visits a historic property in Toowoomba and shares the story of an old eucalypt saved by a top dressing of remedial "black gold".

Veg Garden Summer

Summer seed sowing

January 13, 2012

With the lazy days of summer well and truly upon us, it's time to do some relaxed pottering about the garden. JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests sowing seeds and planting seedlings in anticipation of a winter harvest.

Up the anti on composting

December 20, 2011

Summer brings an endless supply of composting material, so it’s time to get busy making as much as you can, says PHIL DUDMAN

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