Solving Problems

Gardening as a renter

June 2012

The fact that you are renting needn’t put you off growing food, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

A calamondin in Justin's vegie garden.

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.

Phil's Tomato Hothouse

May 2012

What do you do when your organic tomato crops constantly fall victim to rain and cold? You bang up a ‘fancy’ hothouse to protect them, says PHIL DUDMAN.

Pest-repellent plants

April 2012

A book calls on pest fighters to take a new approach, reports SIMON WEBSTER.

Tommy Toes

Tomato Experiment Update

April 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL updates his experiment in growing disease free tomatoes using four different methods.

Standout garden at MIFGS 2012

April 2012

It didn’t win awards for cutting edge garden design, but it certainly warmed the heart of Organic Gardener’s PHIL DUDMAN during his visit to this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

Breaking up a Gastropod Party

March 2012

Slugs and snails can wreak havoc in the vegie patch and are difficult to control organically. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his succeses and failures.

How much shade can your vegies take?

March 2012

We’ve heard it all before. Plant your vegies in a spot that gets at least 6-8 hours direct sun a day. But for many of us with small backyards, it’s just not practical. Shady PHIL DUDMAN  takes a good look at his own shady reality and suggests some crops that are ‘made in the shade’.

Cabbage on my mind

March 2012

The subtle chill of an early autumn morning has PHIL DUDMAN in a planting frenzy of all things Brassicaceae.

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