Soil & Compost

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Winter Spinach

May 2012

Spinach thrives in winter and provides a stream of nutritious leaves for months on end. JUSTIN RUSSELL gives the lowdown on a favourite cool season crop.

Fallen Leaves

The Value of Leaves

May 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests that instead of seeing fallen leaves as a problem, we should see them as a precious resource.

Parsnip Seedlings

Parsnip Secrets

May 2012

Parsnips have a well earned reputaion for being hard to grow. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips for producing a bumper crop oof long white roots.

Nasturtium

A Nod to Nasturtiums

April 2012

One of the best plants for organic gardens is the nasturtium. JUSTIN RUSSELL writes that it's useful, ornamental, and lots of fun to grow.

Growing Organic Strawberries

April 2012

Nothing beats organically grown strawberries for flavour and in many parts of the country, particularly warmer zones, autumn is the time to be starting a strawberry patch, or rejuvenating an existing one, says PHIL DUDMAN.

Autumn Pea Flowers

Green Peas

March 2012

St Patrick's Day is traditionally regarded as the perfect time to plant ornamental sweet peas. JUSTIN RUSSELL argues that it's also the ideal time to plant edible peas in anticipation of an extended harvest.

organic garlic

Get going with garlic

March 2012

Garlic is a winter crop in most areas, and if you live in warmer parts of the country, it pays to start planting now, says PHIL DUDMAN

Almond Buds

Going Nuts for Almonds

March 2012

With his almond crop harvested, JUSTIN RUSSELL has high hopes for an even better harvest next summer from his single, self pollinating tree.

Cabbage on my mind

March 2012

The subtle chill of an early autumn morning has PHIL DUDMAN in a planting frenzy of all things Brassicaceae.

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