Plants & Vegetables

Zucchini Frame Update

October 13, 2011

With wet and windy weather dominating, PHIL DUDMAN’s zucchini frame is proving it’s worth.

The Need for Speed

October 7, 2011

If you're not careful, the spring planting window can quickly come and go, leaving the vegie garden short on home grown food. Thank goodness for fast growing crops that produce a yield in a matter of weeks, not months, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Ripe Tomatoes

Experiments in Tomato Growing

September 30, 2011

Tomatoes are almost everyone's summer favourite, but they can be temperamental plants to grow. JUSTIN RUSSELL wonders whether gardeners over-cultivate tomatoes, and plans an experiment in leaving the plants to their own devices.

Flood

Confessions of a weather watcher

September 23, 2011

JUSTIN RUSSELL explains why it's okay to be a "weather nerd", and describes his system for recording the rainfall and temperature in his cool climate garden.

Apple fruitlets

The Benefits of Thinning Fruit

September 16, 2011

When it comes to fruit, can you have too much of a good thing? The answer's yes, and JUSTIN RUSSELL explains the benefits of thinning out a bumper crop.

Biochar Vegie Bed

Using biochar in the garden

September 8, 2011

In a previous post, Simon Webster reported on a proposal to build Australia's first electricty producing biochar plant. In this follow up post JUSTIN RUSSELL gives a run down on how you can use biochar in the garden.

How to grow organic ginger

August 30, 2011

Fresh organic ginger is expensive to buy, but incredibly easy to grow. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips.

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