Get ready for spring with our latest issue!
Our favourite time of year is almost here! And our latest issue has all you need to prep for your best spring garden yet.
Start by being inspired by Peter Cundall’s wise gardening words from his articles in the magazine over the years. Then you’re going to be busy growing beetroots, cumquats and amaranth, along with heirloom vegies. You’ll soon have blossoms to spare and when you’ve read our feature on pollination you’ll be set for all the insects and bees that will be buzzing about!
There's much more to read, plant and grow, so get a hold of our latest issue today!
ABC Organic Gardener magazine available online.
The sheer joy of gardening
Peter Cundall’s contribution to the organic movement in general and Organic Gardener in particular has been immense over the years. Here we share some of his wise gardening words.
Grow: You can’t beet that!
Justin Russell explains how to grow flavoursome, colourful beetroot that friends and family will swoon over.
Grow: amazing amaranth
Amaranth is grown around the world for its grain, edible leaves and its stunning looks, writes Karen Sutherland.
Grow: Easygoing cumquats
Helen McKerral loves cumquats – cold tolerant, compact and aromatic, they are the perfect no-fuss citrus.
Basics: The power of pollination
Justin Russell delves into the world of pollination – how it works, how to help pollinators and how to fix problems.
Natural solutions: Citrus boosters
Penny Woodward looks at fertilisers for citrus trees.
Action: Bring in the colour
Get an early start on planting all you need for a productive and colourful spring garden.
Harvest: A belly full of goodness
In her latest book, Carla Oates focuses on how to keep our guts nourished and happy.
Basics: Worm magic
Penny Woodward provides a refresher on turning your food scraps into nutritious plant food via the magic of a worm farm.
Beekeeping: Buying bees
Kelly Lees explains how to get healthy bees for your hive.
Conversation: Britt-Marie Stegs
Simon Webster talks to Swedish ethical meat pioneer Britt-Marie Stegs, who is influencing global discussions about how meat should be produced and sold.
Health: The sweetest thing
Stevia is a natural sweetener with many benefits, so why not try growing it yourself?
Planet: Can you be an ethical omnivore?
In his new book On Eating Meat, Matthew Evans says eating meat may have to be part of the plan to feed us all.
Poultry: The lowdown on litter
Litter is a must for any poultry set-up – learn what’s what from Jessamy Miller.
Plus all our regular articles…
- Editor’s letter
Organic matters – the latest news and events
Organic market: Get set for spring
Organic plant: Penny Woodward finds some heirloom vegies with a difference to plant now
Organic advice – our experts answer your questions
Organic library – the latest books
Losing the plot: Simon Webster reckons health and safety are ‘top priorities’ when tackling tricky jobs around the farm
Competition – Win one of five Tumbleweed worm farms valued at $200 each!
Gardening on your ABC – Your ABC local radio and TV gardening guide