Solving Problems

male pumpkin flower

Pumpkin Pimping

March 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL outlines a simple technique to ensure your pumpkin, melon and other cucurbit vines set masses of tasty fruit, even when the bees decide to stay at home.

capsicums

Netting Works Wonders

February 2012

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

stinging nettle

Virtuous Weeds

February 2012

A week of rain, followed by a week of sun results in a massive crop of weeds in JUSTIN RUSSELL's garden. Can he turn a problem into a tasty solution?

My First Figs

February 2012

PHIL DUDMAN has found figs delightfully easy to grow in the wet subtropics, despite everything he was told.

Compost Making

The Power of Compost

February 2012

Compost has lots of proven benefits for the garden. JUSTIN RUSSELL visits a historic property in Toowoomba and shares the story of an old eucalypt saved by a top dressing of remedial "black gold".

How to Grow Organic Eggplant

January 2012

Eggplant is the perfect summer crop for organic gardeners, but it doesn’t come without its challenges, says PHIL DUDMAN

Better in the shade

January 2012

Don’t let your organic crops wilt to mush in the blistering summer sun. Give them a chance with a little shade. PHIL DUDMAN shares his shady tips.

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