Pests, Diseases & Weeds

Frosty Morning

Making the Most of Frost

May 2011

In viewing frost as just another issue to contend with in the battle to maintain a pristine backyard, modern gardeners miss the benefits of a decent freeze. Justin Russell welcomes the fiirst frost of the season.

Autumn Brassicas

An elegant pest control solution

April 2011

It can be tempting to think that organic gardening is simply about replacing toxic sprays with organic versions. Justin Russell looks at "exclusion" an elegant pest control solution that is about working smarter, not harder.

Green Manure

Boost fertility with green manure

April 2011

Green manures are the cheapest and easiest way to build fertility in the food producing garden, writes Justin Russell.

Backlit Sweetcorn Plants

Getting radical about organics

April 2011

Has the organic gardening and farming movement lost its revolutionary edge? It's time to redsicover the radical spirit of the organic pioneers, suggests Justin Russell.

The eldest sister, sweetcorn, is stealing the limelight from the snake beans and

How to grow the three sisters: part 4

March 2011

The eldest sister, sweetcorn, is stealing the limelight from the snake beans and watermelon in SIMON WEBSTER's three sisters experiment.

Getting diligent about disease

October 2010

Regular checks and clean ups are the key to keeping diseases at bay, especially during wet weather, writes PHIL DUDMAN

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