Peter Cundall reveals his secrets to growing great-tasting carrots with crunch and colour, and names his favourite heirloom varieties.
Not only are blueberries compact, attractive and almost pest-free, they are super nutritious too, writes Justin Russell.
Design: Wychwood magic
Helen Cushing visits Wychwood Garden and Nursery – a living work of art with a productive mix of exotic plants, fruit and vegies.
Basics: A show of support
Phil Dudman has a stack of ideas for frames and trellises that will support your plants and save space in the garden.
Harvest: Zest for life!
Phil Dudman says every backyard should have one, while Julie Ray calls them the ‘superhero’ of the fruit world. We’re talking about lemons, of course. Read Phil’s lemon harvest tips and Julie’s zesty recipes, including whole snapper.
Hook, line and sinker
Jacqueline Forster looks at the state of Australia’s seafood industry, while Kylie McGregor meets a third generation fisherman who’s fishery is leading the world in sustainability.
Action: Organic matters
Organic matter is the key to healthy soil, improving aeration, drainage and disease resistance as well as helping to kick-start an early crop, writes Jerry Coleby-Williams.
Solutions: Crusading caterpillars
Find out how to identify and protect your crops from very hungry caterpillars with these tips from Jerry Coleby-Williams.
People: Taroing against the odds
Penny Woodward meets George Gerolemou, a lifetime gardener who has been successfully growing tropical taro in his rural Victorian backyard for half a century.
Poultry: Sitting pretty
Simon Webster cracks the code to raising your own chicks and reveals which breeds make the best mother hens.
Planet: GM alarm bells
Simon Webster investigates the latest research backing many of the predicted risks of genetically modified crops and food.
Child: Chew on this
Kylie McGregor investigates the nasties to watch for in conventional toothpaste and the growing number of natural options available.
Editor’s letter & contributors
Organic matters - The latest news and events.
Organic market - Great spring finds for your garden and home.
Organic plant - Plants with a difference that look and taste great.
Organic advice - Our experts answer your gardening questions.
Organic library - The latest books on gardening and organic living reviewed – plus win a DVD!
Losing the plot: Greener pastures - Simon Webster puts on a stiff upper lip to deal with death on the farm.