Solving Problems

How to grow organic edible figs

December 2011

Homegrown figs are so mind-blowingly sweet and delicious. PHIL DUDMAN shares his organic secrets for growing the best with tips for dealing with typical pests.

Organic watermelon frame 2

December 2011

Things are progressing well with PHIL DUDMAN’s trial watermelon frame. It’s a great way to grow lots of organic watermelons in small spaces.

Isabella Grapes

Isabella Grapes Save the Day

November 2011

With his grape crop ruined by last summer's record wet season, JUSTIN RUSSELL pins his hopes on a mildew resistant heirloom variety to make an annual batch of verjuice.

Boobook

Nature Will Have Her Way

November 2011

An elusive boobook owl reminds JUSTIN RUSSELL that pest control in the garden is often best left to the birds.

Glen Large Garlic

When to harvest garlic?

October 2011

To harvest, or not to harvest? It can be tricky to know when garlic is ready to be dug up, but JUSTIN RUSSELL has a simple method that doesn't involve counting leaves, and ignores the theory of set planting and harvesting dates.

Organic Watermelon Frame

October 2011

Small spaces won’t stop PHIL DUDMAN from growing his favourite organic crops. This week it’s watermelon!

Steaming Compost

Encouraging Aerobic Bacteria

October 2011

A failed wastewater system reminds JUSTIN RUSSELL about the importance of aerobic bacteria in decomposing organic waste.

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