How to…

How to harvest and store onions

November 2012

With the right pre and post-harvest treatment, your homegrown organic onions will store for months. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips and experiences.

How to prepare for summer organic gardening

November 2012

Summer in the organic garden can pose its challenges, particularly in hot areas. PHIL DUDMAN shares a few tips for staying cool and keeping crops productive.

For peat’s sake

October 2012

There’s no need to use peat moss, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Compost Heap

Manure in, compost out

September 2012

A local produce swap can produce some interesting outcomes. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his excitement about scoring a few bags of...horse manure - perfect for making compost.

Build your own compost bays

August 2012

PHIL DUDMAN shows how 
to build a simple three-bay 
compost system from 
recycled materials.

Dividing chives

The Great Divide

August 2012

Lots of perennial food plants can be easily propagated by division of the root ball. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how.

Green Manure

Time to build healthy soil

July 2012

Late winter is the perfect time to build healthy soil. JUSTIN RUSSELL writes about composting and using green manure.

The story of a herb garden

July 2012

PENNY WOODWARD witnesses the transformation of old trial planting beds into a beautiful big herb garden. A large herb garden was established at Heronswood – the home of the Diggers Club in Dromana, Victoria – designed by gardeners Simon Dodd and Clive Blazey.

Road To Kentucky

Know Your Climate

July 2012

A trip to the New England region in NSW gets JUSTIN RUSSELL thinking about the importance of getting to know your climate.

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