Soil & Compost

Mown Lawn

Grass clipping fatigue

February 2013

After surviving a second deluge in two years, JUSTIN RUSSELL deals with overgrown lawns, and a flood of grass clippings.

Jerry’s clay soil fix

January 2013

In the March/April 2013 issue of Organic Gardener, Jerry Coleby-Williams explains the essentials of good soil and how to remedy problems.

When he moved from the UK to Australia it took him five years to improve the clay soil in his Brisbane garden. This is how he did it.

Learn to scythe... and more

January 2013

Scything, soil and sauerkraut are on the menu at an upcoming workshop weekend, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Sowing Carrots

Putting Down Roots

January 2013

The best time to sow winter veg is now, in mid-summer. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips for sowing carrots and parsnips.

Wheat, Pete's Patch Hobart

Home Grown Wheat

November 2012

A mini-plot of wheat at Pete’s Patch in Hobart's Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens has JUSTIN RUSSELL inspired to try home grain growing at his place.

For peat’s sake

October 2012

There’s no need to use peat moss, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Tomato Seeds

Jobs for October

October 2012

Time waits for no organic gardener. Spring marches on, and JUSTIN RUSSELL offers some tips for the month of October.

Pumpkins Calling

September 2012

They’re easy to grow and just as easy to store. If you love your pumpkins boiled, baked or blended, then now is the time to plan your summer crop, says PHIL DUDMAN

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