Pests, Diseases & Weeds

Phil's Tomato Hothouse

May 2012

What do you do when your organic tomato crops constantly fall victim to rain and cold? You bang up a ‘fancy’ hothouse to protect them, says PHIL DUDMAN.

Nasturtium

A Nod to Nasturtiums

April 2012

One of the best plants for organic gardens is the nasturtium. JUSTIN RUSSELL writes that it's useful, ornamental, and lots of fun to grow.

Pest-repellent plants

April 2012

A book calls on pest fighters to take a new approach, reports SIMON WEBSTER.

Tommy Toes

Tomato Experiment Update

April 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL updates his experiment in growing disease free tomatoes using four different methods.

Breaking up a Gastropod Party

March 2012

Slugs and snails can wreak havoc in the vegie patch and are difficult to control organically. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his succeses and failures.

There’s nothing bad about Banksias

March 2012

The Big Bad Banksia Men have terrorised the dreams of Aussie schoolchildren for decades. But JUSTIN RUSSELL wirtes that there's nothing bad about banksias, and in fact, they have an important role to play in organic gardens.

Almond Buds

Going Nuts for Almonds

March 2012

With his almond crop harvested, JUSTIN RUSSELL has high hopes for an even better harvest next summer from his single, self pollinating tree.

Cabbage on my mind

March 2012

The subtle chill of an early autumn morning has PHIL DUDMAN in a planting frenzy of all things Brassicaceae.

capsicums

Netting Works Wonders

February 2012

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

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