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Green Manure

Gardening jobs for March

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 8:48am

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

Green sprouting broccoli

Bountiful broccoli

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:00am

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

Tommy toes

Jobs for February

Wed, 31/01/2018 - 10:00am

Planning a big weekend in the garden? Justin Russell gives a rundown on some of the major gardening jobs for Feb.

Worm liquid is a relatively easy-to-produce home-made liquid fertiliser.

Liquid gold

Mon, 22/01/2018 - 4:19pm

Penny Woodward investigates the expanding range of liquid fertilisers, from seaweed extracts to manure teas.

Qld Fruit Fly

Gardening jobs for January

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 8:00am

Join Justin Russell in 2018 for seasonal gardening tips to keep your patch thriving.

A developing tomato

Doing the tomato shake

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 4:27pm

Shake your tomato flowers to help with pollination and set fruit, writes Penny Woodward.

Peter Cundall and fruit trees

On fruit patrol

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 12:00am

There can be some nasty pests and diseases in the summer orchard.Try Peter Cundall's trusted control methods.

pickling cucumbers

All bottled up

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 12:00am

Cucumbers aren't just salad extras. Give them a starring role as pickles. Justin Russell explains. 


December gardening jobs

Mon, 04/12/2017 - 10:05am

When you're not watching cricket or sipping chilled beverages, tackle Justin Russell's must-do jobs.


What to plant in November

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 8:00am

From sweetcorn to okra, here's Justin Russell's guide to November planting.