Pests, Diseases & Weeds

Paper wasps's nest

Organic strategies for household pests

May 1, 2013

It’s one thing to be organic outside in the garden, but all too easy to slip into conventional thinking inside the house. JUSTIN RUSSELL outlines some basic strategies for organic pest control around the home.

Outlaw plants

March 19, 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL challenges the notion that all weeds are pests, and makes cordial with one of his favourite outlaw plants.

Peach Brown Rot

Stop the rot

January 31, 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 25, 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL takes a leaf out of Phil Dudman's book and grows his cucumbers on a reinforcing mesh trellis.

Learn to scythe... and more

January 25, 2013

Scything, soil and sauerkraut are on the menu at an upcoming workshop weekend, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

How to Grow Organic Lychees

December 13, 2012

December marks the beginning of the Lychee season in Australia. PHIL DUDMAN shares his love for this delicious subtropical fruit along with his organic tips for growing them.

Apricots

Apricot Season

November 30, 2012

Early summer is stonefruit season in many parts of Australia, and JUSTIN RUSSELL eagerly anticipates a bumper crop of apricots.

Glenlarge Garlic

What to do in November

November 5, 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL's suggestions of what to do in the organic garden during November.

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