How to…

hand-hewn handles

DIY tools

August 2015

Fancy a bespoke spade handle? OG reader Alan Tori shows how he made tool handles from a broken pear tree branch. 

Vegie Patch

Grow like a boss

May 2015

JUSTIN RUSSELL celebrates 16 years of food growing by sharing his one fundamental principle for gardening success.

Garden Shadows

How to understand your site

April 2015

As autumn shadows lengthen, JUSTIN RUSSELL says that it's important to analyse the way light falls across your garden.

Soil Wetter

How to beat hydrophobia

November 2014

Is your soil afraid of water? JUSTIN RUSSELL shares tips for combatting hydrophobic soil.


Liquid assets

October 2014

PHIL DUDMAN looks at liquid fertilisers and the important role they play in the organic garden.

She'll be apples

August 2014

It's early spring and the sap is rising, the perfect time to propagate deciduous fruit trees says JUSTIN RUSSELL.

All sown up

August 2014

Seed tapes and soil blocks are handy ways to sow, according to OG's dynamic duo PHIL DUDMAN and JUSTIN RUSSELL. 

Two Bud Spur Pruning

Time to prune grape vines

July 2014

Sunny winter days are perfect for pruning dormant grape vines to keep them productive, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.


Making the cut

March 2014

In the coming months it will be time to start thinking about pruning. Phil Dudman takes you through the process for citrus trees.