Compost & soil

Worm farms and tumblers

June 2020

Not everyone has the space in the garden for a compost heap, writes Penny Woodward -- that's where a worm farm comes in!

Bushfire recovery: start with the soil

March 2020

The loss of a much-loved garden during a bushfire can be devastating, but with patience and time you can rebuild. And your soil is a good place to start.

Dianthus and sage.

Growing in sandy soils

April 2019

A few gardeners are blessed with deep, rich, textured, fertile soil. But what if you aren't? Penny Woodward has some ideas to help.

Saturated Soil

Restoring sodden soil

September 2016

JUSTIN RUSSELL explores some gentle techniques to help restore your wet, wet, wet soil.

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Wet soils

August 2020

Penny explains that her soil is sodden, and she's being very careful not to tread on it.

Testing pH

Testing soil pH

April 2019

What is pH and how can you change it? Penny Woodward explains.

Wonderful worms

Wonderful worms

August 2016

Recycling kitchen scraps through a worm farm provides valuable worm castings and juice to improve garden soil and plant growth, writes Jessamy Miller.

To prune or not to prune?

September 2015

Opinion is divided on whether tomatoes benefit from pruning, writes Penny Woodward.

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Grow your own mulch

September 2015

With an El Nino threatening a dry spring, mulching may prove vital, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.

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