Pests, Diseases & Weeds


Netting Works Wonders

February 23, 2012

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

stinging nettle

Virtuous Weeds

February 17, 2012

A week of rain, followed by a week of sun results in a massive crop of weeds in JUSTIN RUSSELL's garden. Can he turn a problem into a tasty solution?

spring onions

Why spring onions are undervalued

February 10, 2012

One of the best plants in the vegie patch is one of the least valued. JUSTIN RUSSELL makes the case for growing a year round supply of spring onions.

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".

Rules of attraction

February 1, 2012

SIMON WEBSTER investigates how to attract butterflies and their role in the garden.

Feijoa Harvest

In Praise of Feijoas

January 27, 2012

Feijoas are a tough and adaptable plant for the organic home garden. JUSTIN RUSSELL sings the praises of this myrtle relative and its delicious fruit.

How to Grow Organic Eggplant

January 17, 2012

Eggplant is the perfect summer crop for organic gardeners, but it doesn’t come without its challenges, says PHIL DUDMAN