Soil & Compost

Dutch Cream Potatoes

Biochar Experiment - An Update

December 2011

Biochar has the potential to revolutionise gardening in a post carbon world. JUSTIN RUSSELL provides an update on an experiment using the product in his vegie garden to help grow a bumper crop of spuds.

Up the anti on composting

December 2011

Summer brings an endless supply of composting material, so it’s time to get busy making as much as you can, says PHIL DUDMAN

Steaming Compost

Encouraging Aerobic Bacteria

October 2011

A failed wastewater system reminds JUSTIN RUSSELL about the importance of aerobic bacteria in decomposing organic waste.

Pierre de Ronsard rose

The Myth of Disease Resistance

October 2011

Could a new super-rose that is totally resistant to blackspot be a good fit for organic gardeners. JUSTIN RUSSELL argues that there are other virtues to look for in plants beyond the obvious.

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.

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