All Plants

Compost Making

The Power of Compost

February 2012

Compost has lots of proven benefits for the garden. JUSTIN RUSSELL visits a historic property in Toowoomba and shares the story of an old eucalypt saved by a top dressing of remedial "black gold".

Better in the shade

January 2012

Don’t let your organic crops wilt to mush in the blistering summer sun. Give them a chance with a little shade. PHIL DUDMAN shares his shady tips.

Heirloom Carrots

What's in a Name

December 2011

There's more to plant names than you think. Some bear wonderful names that contribute a sense of poetry to the garden, while other are just plain silly. JUSTIN RUSSELL asks the question, "what's in a name?".

Flood

Confessions of a weather watcher

September 2011

JUSTIN RUSSELL explains why it's okay to be a "weather nerd", and describes his system for recording the rainfall and temperature in his cool climate garden.

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.

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.

The under-utilised choko is a great winter crop!

Give chokos a go

May 2011

Chokos are at their productive peak, but there must be more to cooking them than smothering them in white sauce. PHIL DUDMAN puts the challenge to his foodie buddy Julie Ray.

Simon Websters shows us how to maintain a permaculture swale

Swale maintenance

May 2011

SIMON WEBSTER gives the fruit trees in his permaculture food forest some much-needed tender loving care.

Landshare Australia Launch

Sharing land for a sustainable future

January 2011

A website that connects people who want to grow their own organic food with others who have some spare land to share was officially launched yesterday in Northern NSW, reports PHIL DUDMAN

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