Autumn Blueberry

Jobs for May

May 1, 2014

JUSTIN RUSSELL has timely advice for seasonal garden jobs.

Ripening Calamondins

Bondin’ with my calamondin

March 20, 2014

It might be fruiting two months ahead of schedule, but JUSTIN RUSSELL extolls the virtues of his backyard calamondin tree.

Root Vegies

Jobs for March

March 4, 2014

Autumn's here. Depending on where you are in Australia, that might mean welcome rain, cooler weather or in some cases, continuining drought. Check out JUSTIN RUSSELL's guide to March gardening in your neck of the woods.

Red pak choy

Full greens ahead

May 22, 2013

Packed with flavour and nutrients, leafy Asian greens can be easily grown in all climates.

Persimmon orchard

Give persimmons a chance

April 12, 2013

Persimmon season has arrived, and JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests that people give the misunderstood fruit a second chance.

Action diary for Autumn

April 9, 2013

PHIL DUDMAN says autumn is action time in the organic garden and lists the must-do jobs.

Rainbow connection

March 27, 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL tells the story of the heirloom vegie poster boy, Rainbow Chard.


How to make grenadine

February 22, 2013

Got a glut of pomegranates? JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to make the refreshing drink, grenadine.

Chaffed to Bits

January 26, 2013

In the March/April 2013 issue of Organic Gardener magazine, reader Cynthia Titmarsh told of her experiment, with husband Richard, to grow a backyard wheat crop.

Cynthia’s letter came in response to two articles in late 2011 by Nick Romanowski on growing backyard grain crops. We have held off publishing her letter until now - wheat-planting time. To set the scene, here are these two articles, from the September/October 2011 and November/December 2011 issues of Organic Gardener magazine.