Soil & Compost

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

Capsicums

Sowing Capsicum and Eggplant in Spring

September 2012

Capsicums and eggplants are true summer crops that need warm conditions to grow. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips for heating things up prior to sowing seed.

Compost Heap

Manure in, compost out

September 2012

A local produce swap can produce some interesting outcomes. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his excitement about scoring a few bags of...horse manure - perfect for making compost.

Grow the best organic Beetroot

September 2012

It’s prime time for planting beetroot right across Australia. PHIL DUDMAN shares his organic planting and growing tips.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Purple Haze

August 2012

After six months of nurturing, JUSTIN RUSSELL finally gets the chance to harvest Purple Sprouting broccoli. Was it worth the wait?

First asparagus

Asparagus Season

August 2012

It’s asparagus season, and JUSTIN RUSSELL sings the praises of one the most delicious vegetables of spring.

Build your own compost bays

August 2012

PHIL DUDMAN shows how 
to build a simple three-bay 
compost system from 
recycled materials.

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