Articles by Organic Gardener

Treating head lice

Treating head lice

March 2014

With the incidence of head lice on the rise, KYLIE McGREGOR looks at the shift towards chemical-free treatments.

Editor’s choice – March 2014

March 2014

This month we feature a photo of our own editor, Steve Payne, inspecting the Kale growing in his own “patch”. We love seeing what’s growing in your patch! Keep the photos coming. You can upload them via Your Patch, or email them to

'Purple Top Milan' turnips

Turn it up!

March 2014

It's time we turned the spotlight back onto the humble turnip, writes Justin Russell.

chook, high-vis jacket, chicken

Take your chooks and run!

February 2014

When bushfires threatened guest blogger JACQUELINE SPEDDING decided to up chooks and run!




7 keys to healthy soil

January 2014

Healthy soil is the cornerstone of organic gardening. TIM MARSHALL reveals the keys to ensuring your soil is at its bests.


Make mine mango

December 2013

Choosing the right variety and practising regular pruning will ensure marvellous home-grown mangoes, writes Phil Dudman.

Backyard Chickens recognized by peers

November 2013

Our Organic Gardener Essential Guide: Backyard Chickens was recognised by the judges as a FINALIST in the recent Publishers Australia Excellence Awards.