Spring

Ripe Tomatoes

Experiments in Tomato Growing

September 2011

Tomatoes are almost everyone's summer favourite, but they can be temperamental plants to grow. JUSTIN RUSSELL wonders whether gardeners over-cultivate tomatoes, and plans an experiment in leaving the plants to their own devices.

Apple fruitlets

The Benefits of Thinning Fruit

September 2011

When it comes to fruit, can you have too much of a good thing? The answer's yes, and JUSTIN RUSSELL explains the benefits of thinning out a bumper crop.

Banksia Rose Wisteria

Welcome to Spring

September 2011

Some reality TV shows would have you believe that gardening is little more than a way to increase the value of your property or a means of keeping up with Joneses. JUSTIN RUSSELL takes a hatchet to these ideas, and suggests that the benefits of gardening run deep.

How to grow organic ginger

August 2011

Fresh organic ginger is expensive to buy, but incredibly easy to grow. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips.

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.

Mad about Kale

August 2011

Ever since I saw Peter Cundall drinking boiled kale juice like an elixir of youth, I’ve been mad about growing and eating it myself, says PHIL DUDMAN.

Anna Apple Blossom

First blossom of the season

August 2011

In JUSTIN RUSSELL'S garden, the first fruit blossoms of the new season have made their showy arrival. Leading the charge is an apple with unusual pedigree but an outstanding flavour.

WinterAlliums

Time to plant light sensitive alliums

June 2011

With the Winter Solstice fast approaching, Justin Russell gives the low down on light sensitivity in plants, and suggest which alliums perform best during the increasing daylight hours.

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