Spring

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.

Autumn Pea Flowers

Green Peas

March 2012

St Patrick's Day is traditionally regarded as the perfect time to plant ornamental sweet peas. JUSTIN RUSSELL argues that it's also the ideal time to plant edible peas in anticipation of an extended harvest.

capsicums

Netting Works Wonders

February 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL writes in praise of exclusion netting after harvesting his best ever crop of capsicums.

spring onions

Why spring onions are undervalued

February 2012

One of the best plants in the vegie patch is one of the least valued. JUSTIN RUSSELL makes the case for growing a year round supply of spring onions.

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