Gardening Basics

Joel Salatin and Rebecca Sullivan

Down on the farm

April 2015

Meet REBECCA SULLIVAN, our newest contributor, as she catches up with Joel Salatin.

Wheelbarrow with compost

Growing in sand

January 2015

Sandy soils, says PENNY WOODWARD, can be challenging for gardeners.

mustard seed


December 2014

Keeping it clean with green manures. PHIL DUDMAN explains biofumigation.

Liquid assets

October 2014

PHIL DUDMAN looks at liquid fertilisers and the important role they play in the organic garden.

She'll be apples

August 2014

It's early spring and the sap is rising, the perfect time to propagate deciduous fruit trees says JUSTIN RUSSELL.

All sown up

August 2014

Seed tapes and soil blocks are handy ways to sow, according to OG's dynamic duo PHIL DUDMAN and JUSTIN RUSSELL. 

The last few ‘Tropic’ tomatoes

Tomato travails

May 2014

Editor STEVE PAYNE continues blogging about his gardening successes and misadventures.

Italian purple garlic

Planting garlic

April 2014

Garlic is easy to grow says Penny Woodward and it’s not too late to plant it.