Pests, Diseases & Weeds

Growing Organic Mangoes

October 17, 2012

If you love mango, then brace yourself for a bumper crop this year. PHIL DUDMAN explains why ‘this could be the year’ and shares his tips for planting and growing organic mangoes in small backyards.

Fruit Fly Netting

Tips for Fruit Fly Season

October 10, 2012

Fancy growing organic fruit in an area infested with fruit fly? It is possible, and JUSTIN RUSSELL shows how it can be done.

Tomato Seeds

Jobs for October

October 5, 2012

Time waits for no organic gardener. Spring marches on, and JUSTIN RUSSELL offers some tips for the month of October.

Fairy Wren

Away with the birds

October 3, 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL writes that wildlife is an essential element of an organic garden, and birds in particular can play an important role in helping to control pests.

Tomato Tactics

September 29, 2012

In the November-December 2012 issue of Organic Gardener, JUSTIN RUSSELL looks at natural strategies to deal with common tomato problems.

Additional notes about root knot nematodes and blossom end rot can be found in this article.

Flame Weeding

Flame Weeding

September 25, 2012

Controlling weeds is one of the major challenges facing organic gardeners. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his his experiments with a gas powered flame weeder.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Purple Haze

August 29, 2012

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

Unfurling Buds

Garden Jobs for Late Winter

August 17, 2012

Late winter is no time to rest on your laurels. According to JUSTIN RUSSELL, it's one of the busiest times of the year with plenty to do before spring. Let's get cracking!

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