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Growing organic cucumbers

August 2012

Cucumbers are easy to grow organically and don’t need much room, and now’s the time to get planting, even in cooler areas, says PHIL DUDMAN

First asparagus

Asparagus Season

August 2012

It’s asparagus season, and JUSTIN RUSSELL sings the praises of one the most delicious vegetables of spring.

Peter Cundall

A berry good year

August 2012

PETER CUNDALL provides a quick guide to growing juicy berryfruit.

“Here are the methods I use to grow great crops of different types of hardy berryfruit - raspberries, loganberries, jostaberries, blackcurrants and strawberries, to name a few.”

Unfurling Buds

Garden Jobs for Late Winter

August 2012

Late winter is no time to rest on your laurels. According to JUSTIN RUSSELL, it's one of the busiest times of the year with plenty to do before spring. Let's get cracking!

Potatoes

To Chit, or Not to Chit?

August 2012

To chit or not to chit? That is the question for home growers at this time of the year, so JUSTIN RUSSELL explains the process of chtting, and outlines its benefits.

Orange Tree

The Solution to Citrus Problems

August 2012

What's wrong with my citrus tree? JUSTIN RUSSELL says that this is the most common question asked of garden writers, but the solution is simple. Read on to find out what it is.

Watermelon frame

Phil's simple watermelon frame

July 2012

Whether tomatoes, melons or peas, supporting your plants with frames and trellises encourages healthy crops and saves space, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Watch how to construct a simple A frame, and support fruit and other crops on bamboo trellises.

Orange Tree

Ripe for the Picking

June 2012

Knowing when to pick a crop of fruit is a vital skill for home growers to learn, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Bulls Blood Beetroot

Bright Lights of Winter

June 2012

Why settle for drab greens and greys in the winter vegie patch, asks JUSTIN RUSSELL, when you can grown plants with as much colour as a Ken Done painting?

Growing aromatic, old-fashioned quince

June 2012

Don’t miss JUSTIN RUSSELL’s informative article on growing aromatic, old-fashioned quince in the July/August issue of Organic Gardener magazine.

And, so you’ll know what to do with your quince harvest, here’s a fabulous Sally Wise recipe ’Quince Cheese’, typically served with a cheese platter, from her latest book Sweet! Sally is the best-selling author of numerous ABC books, including A Year in a Bottle, Slow Cooker and SlowCooker 2.

For your chance to win a copy of Sweet!, go to the competition page from the 6th June.

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