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Treated Timber

Natural timber is best

June 2013

Should organic gardeners use treated timber when building structures in the garden? JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his experience.

Broad Bean Crimson

Sowing winter beans

May 2013

Broad beans are among the easiest vegies to grow during winter. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to propagate the plants from seed.

Lime whitewash

Lime-based whitewash

May 2013

In the July/August 2013 issue of Organic Gardener magazine, Phil Dudman explains how to prune citrus trees, including cutting an old tree back severely if needed. He also mentions that painting the trunk for protection is important. Here is Phil’s explanation of how to make a whitewash for this purpose.