Spring

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.

Green Manure

Time to build healthy soil

July 2012

Late winter is the perfect time to build healthy soil. JUSTIN RUSSELL writes about composting and using green manure.

Killing Frost

A Killing Frost

July 2012

It's been a frosty winter so far in many parts of Australia, but JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests that cold temperatures can be an organic gardener's best friend.

Wood Ash

How to Use Wood Ash

June 2012

Wood heating is common throughout the cooler parts of Australia, but what to do with all that ash. JUSTIN RUSSELL recommends using it in the garden.

Calamondin

Calamondins and Kumquats

May 2012

There is all sorts of confusion over citrus names, with kumquats and calamondins being prime examples. JUSTIN RUSSELL gives a run down on the smallest members of the citrus tribe.

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.

Coriander

Plant coriander for winter

April 2012

Don’t fall for the myth that coriander loves to be grown in blazing hot sun during summer. JUSTIIN RUSSELL writes that the world’s most widely consumed herb does brilliantly in winter, even in the shade.

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