Solving Problems

Nectarine Pruning

What to do in January

January 2016

A whiff of optimism in the air is inspiring JUSTIN RUSSELL to get stuck into the pruning and weeding.

Tropical storm

Stormy gardening

December 2015

Editor STEVE PAYNE gives some good advice to weather the storms of summer.

Apple blossom

The birds and the bees

August 2015

JUSTIN RUSSELL discusses the birds, the bees and the mysteries of fruit tree pollination.  

Vegie Patch

Grow like a boss

May 2015

JUSTIN RUSSELL celebrates 16 years of food growing by sharing his one fundamental principle for gardening success.

Autumn tones

Gardening jobs for May

May 2015

JUSTIN RUSSELL has some tips and tricks to get the most out of your gardening efforts this month.

Soil Wetter

How to beat hydrophobia

November 2014

Is your soil afraid of water? JUSTIN RUSSELL shares tips for combatting hydrophobic soil.


Undersown Garlic

Happy accidents

June 2014

A crop of self-sown salad leaves in JUSTIN RUSSELL's garlic patch has him reflecting on happy accidents in the garden.