Plants & Vegetables

Flood

Confessions of a weather watcher

September 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 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 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 2011

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

Spring vegie head start

August 2011

Gardeners in warm areas are busy planting out their organic spring crops. With a little protection, you can give seedlings a head start in cold areas too. PHIL DUDMAN, shares a few ideas for a simple homemade coldframe.

Mad about Kale

August 2011

Ever since I saw Peter Cundall drinking boiled kale juice like an elixir of youth, I’ve been mad about growing and eating it myself, says PHIL DUDMAN.

Berry Feast

Groundcover strawberries

August 2011

Often, the best way to get plants to thrive is by mimicking the way they grow in the wild. JUSTIN RUSSELL applies this theory to strawberries, a natural woodland plant, with outstanding results.

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