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Shade Cloth Lettuces

Use shade to beat the heat

January 2014

Trying to keep your cool in the vegie patch? JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how he uses shade cloth to spare lettuces and leafy greens from the worst of the summer heat.

Pruning Fruit Trees

Summer prune fruit trees

January 2014

For a bumper crop of fruit next summer, prune deciduous fruit trees now. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how.

Hilling potatoes

November 2013

Want to know the secret to getting maximum yeilds from your potato crop? JUSTIN RUSELL has the solution.

Bushfire recovery and resistance

October 2013

Last month's bushfires in NSW were a devastating blow, but JUSTIN RUSSELL says that there's hope for the future: Gardens will recover, and gardeners can take proactive steps to help resist future fires.

Cucumber Pollination

How to succeed with cucurbits

September 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to get a bumper harvest from your spring planting of pumpkins, melons, zucchini and other cucurbits.

Getting started

September 2013

Anyone can get into organic gardening, says PHIL DUDMAN. Here are his tips on starting out.

Vegie Seedlings

Healthy home-raised seedlings

September 2013

When raising seedlings at home, it's important to make sure the little plants well fed and toughened up before planting into the garden. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips for producing robust plants.

Biodegradable Pots

The plastic pot problem

August 2013

Plastic pots are ubiquitous in the nursery industry and pose a serious waste problem. JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests ways that you can reduce the flow of plastic coming from your backyard.

Creating Tilth

How to create tilth

August 2013

Ever heard a gardener talk about something called “tilth” and wondered what on earth they were on about. JUSTIN RUSSELL offers a definition and explains how to create soil that's ready for spring seed sowing.