Solving Problems

Mown Lawn

Grass clipping fatigue

February 2013

After surviving a second deluge in two years, JUSTIN RUSSELL deals with overgrown lawns, and a flood of grass clippings.

Peach Brown Rot

Stop the rot

January 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL gives the low down on the fungal disease brown rot, and suggests some simple control measures.

Jerry’s clay soil fix

January 2013

In the March/April 2013 issue of Organic Gardener, Jerry Coleby-Williams explains the essentials of good soil and how to remedy problems.

When he moved from the UK to Australia it took him five years to improve the clay soil in his Brisbane garden. This is how he did it.

Cucumber Trellis

Arc de Cucumis

January 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL takes a leaf out of Phil Dudman's book and grows his cucumbers on a reinforcing mesh trellis.

Too hot? Grow microgreens

January 2013

If it’s getting too hot for growing your favourite leafy greens and herbs in the garden, then try growing your own organic microgreens in pots, writes PHIL DUDMAN

Shelter from the storm

December 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL reflects on the latest round of climate talks at Doha, and the implications of dangerous global warming for gardeners.

How to prepare for summer organic gardening

November 2012

Summer in the organic garden can pose its challenges, particularly in hot areas. PHIL DUDMAN shares a few tips for staying cool and keeping crops productive.

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