Soil & Compost

Fruit Fly Protection

Weekend jobs in Spring

October 2015

Got anything planned for the long weekend? JUSTIN RUSSELL says scrap 'em, and spend the weekend enjoying three straight days of gardening bliss instead. 

To prune or not to prune?

September 2015

Opinion is divided on whether tomatoes benefit from pruning, writes Penny Woodward.

mulch

Grow your own mulch

September 2015

With an El Nino threatening a dry spring, mulching may prove vital, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Birdhouse and Blossom

Gardening jobs for September

September 2015

JUSTIN RUSSELL says use the fleeting season to get chores done ahead of what's likely to be a long, hot summer.

Winter Washing Fruit Trees

Gardening jobs for August

July 2015

Longing to escape the house and get stuck into some proper winter gardening? Check out JUSTIN RUSSELL's tips for August.

Bok Choy

What to plant in August

July 2015

It may feel like winter will never end but JUSTIN RUSSELL says it’s time to get a head start on your spring veg.

Worms help the soil

Worm warriors

May 2015

Diverse soil communities can limit the effects of climate change, explains PENNY WOODWARD.

Vegie Patch

Grow like a boss

May 2015

JUSTIN RUSSELL celebrates 16 years of food growing by sharing his one fundamental principle for gardening success.

taking a soil sample for testing

Testing times

February 2015

Soil testing in the Patch from Scratch backyard revealed the extent of environmental contamination in our cities, writes JACQUELINE FORSTER.

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