Spring

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.

Native Bee Apple Blossom

Where’s the buzz

September 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL notices a lack of honey bees in his garden, and suggests a course of action to help local bee colonies thrive.

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?

Growing organic cucumbers

August 2012

Cucumbers are easy to grow organically and don’t need much room, and now’s the time to get planting, even in cooler areas, says PHIL DUDMAN

First asparagus

Asparagus Season

August 2012

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

Unfurling Buds

Garden Jobs for Late Winter

August 2012

Late winter is no time to rest on your laurels. According to JUSTIN RUSSELL, it's one of the busiest times of the year with plenty to do before spring. Let's get cracking!

Be inspired at Floriade 2012

August 2012

Canberra will be the perfect place to experience the richness of spring this year as Floriade, the nation’s premier spring flower show celebrates its 25th anniversary. Along with the colourful blooms, this year’s event will also feature tips for sustainable living and growing your own produce, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Potatoes

To Chit, or Not to Chit?

August 2012

To chit or not to chit? That is the question for home growers at this time of the year, so JUSTIN RUSSELL explains the process of chtting, and outlines its benefits.

Dividing chives

The Great Divide

August 2012

Lots of perennial food plants can be easily propagated by division of the root ball. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how.

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