About

I’d like to share my enthusiasm for organic gardening with you on Aussie Organic Gardening. Organic gardening succeeds because it works with nature rather than struggling against it, resulting in vigorous growth that is naturally more resistant to pest and disease, more nutritious food, and a healthier place for your family, pets and native fauna.

Organic gardening is more than merely avoiding chemical fertilisers and poisons, it restores health to soil and assists it to store carbon. It will also make your garden more tolerant of climate change, and save water. I’m sure you will find, as we have, that organic gardening is not just a workable alternative, it’s a better alternative.

A bit about me …

For the past 40 years, I have been actively involved in horticulture, garden design, writing articles for gardening magazines, and advising gardeners, including work at major retail nurseries.  My husband and I are organic gardeners and farmers on a small property on the lovely Mid North Coast of NSW where we grow fresh herbs for market, fruit and vegetables, and wine grapes. Although I originally learnt to garden by conventional methods, it wasn’t long before I was drawn to organic gardening because I could see the benefits for our family and the environment.

Over the years, I have collected many tips on how to get the best from gardens in Australian conditions. These have been compiled into my book, Easy Organic Gardening and Moon Planting, which was originally released by Scribe Publications in 2006, with new editions published in 2009 and 2012, and an updated edition for moon planting to 2022 in 2017, as well as e-book editions in 2012 and 2017.

 

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One Reply to “About”

  1. Hi Lyn, I live in urunga/Brierfield nsw, probably somewhere near you. We live on a small 40 acre farm producing most of our food organically. I got your book 12 years ago when we moved here but it wasn’t until now that my babies are grown that I am focusing more on the vege patch.

    My question is, what zone am I in. This always confuses me. I am thinking sub tropical but then there is below rock Hampton or temperate and I get confused. Feel free to stop in and say hi if you have time. Blessings, Madeleine Russell Organic and biodynamic as much as possible farmer ???

    Hi Madeleine, you are basically in a temperate area, as winter temperatures are similar to those on the Taree area. However, whether you are in a ‘temperate’ or ‘warm temperate’ area depends on your local microclimate (p. 59) Warm temperate areas are those that do not experience frost, and you will find planting notes for these areas in the monthly planting diary in my book. See: Limit frost damage.
    ‘Warm climates’ begin on the east coast from Brisbane northwards where soil temperatures through July and August remain higher than those in our areas. The warmer soil temperatures allow root growth of plants that we normally grow in warmer months. Hope this helps. – Lyn

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