Compost & soil

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.

Testing pH

Testing times

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.

mulch

Grow your own mulch

September 2015

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

Safe soil

June 2015

How safe is your soil? Professor Mark Taylor from Macquarie University's VegeSafe program tests the soil in the Patch from Scratch garden in this epidode of ABC TV Gardening Australia.

Worms help the soil

Worm warriors

May 2015

Diverse soil communities can limit the effects of climate change, explains PENNY WOODWARD.

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.

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