Articles by Justin Russell

Pea shoots

Pea shoots and leaves

April 18, 2018

Autumn is prime pea-growing time, not just for pods but for shoots as well. Justin Russell has the lowdown.

Cool-season pruning

Cool-season pruning

April 5, 2018

What does and doesn't need a haircut before winter. Justin Russell investigates.

Sharpening secateurs

How to sharpen your tools

April 5, 2018

Well-maintained tools make gardening jobs safer and easier. Justin Russell shows how to keep them sharp.

Crimson Broad Beans

What to plant in April

March 29, 2018

Mid-autumn is a lovely time to plant some seeds for a winter harvest. Check out Justin Russell's April planting guide.

Autumn Light

Gardening jobs for April

March 29, 2018

With its golden light and pleasant working conditions, autumn is a magical time of the year to be gardener, says Justin Russell. 

Broad Beans

What to plant in April

March 29, 2018

With summer heat starting to fizzle across most of the country, Justin Russell says it's a great time to plant! 

seed security at risk

New seed security threat

March 19, 2018

A review of the import of brassica seed is a threat to small farmers, seed suppliers and our nation's food sovereignty, says Justin Russell.

Green Manure

Gardening jobs for March

March 1, 2018

Justin Russell reckons it's time to take advantage of pleasant autumn weather and get stuck into gardening jobs.

Green sprouting broccoli

Bountiful broccoli

February 8, 2018

Broccoli isn't just a one-head wonder, you can encourage multiple harvests of delicious side shoots. Justin Russell shows you how. 

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