Weather/seasons

How to harvest and store onions

Wed, 28/11/2012 - 3:29pm

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

Tue, 20/11/2012 - 12:18pm

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.

Road To Kentucky

Know Your Climate

Fri, 13/07/2012 - 10:26am

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

Killing Frost

A Killing Frost

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 1:52pm

It's been a frosty winter so far in many parts of Australia, but JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests that cold temperatures can be an organic gardener's best friend.

Better in the shade

Tue, 10/01/2012 - 11:33am

Don’t let your organic crops wilt to mush in the blistering summer sun. Give them a chance with a little shade. PHIL DUDMAN shares his shady tips.

Flood

Confessions of a weather watcher

Fri, 23/09/2011 - 10:11am

JUSTIN RUSSELL explains why it's okay to be a "weather nerd", and describes his system for recording the rainfall and temperature in his cool climate garden.

Frosty Morning

Making the Most of Frost

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 10:13am

In viewing frost as just another issue to contend with in the battle to maintain a pristine backyard, modern gardeners miss the benefits of a decent freeze. Justin Russell welcomes the fiirst...

Covering up for winter

Fri, 11/06/2010 - 11:42am

A change of cover crop has accompanied a change in the seasons for SIMON WEBSTER’s swale.

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