Early Winter 2022

Get your garden ready!

It’s time to get planting for winter, and make sure your garden is growing trees and bushes that will attract birds and other wildlife for the cooler months and beyond. And that's what the latest issue of ABC Organic Gardener magazine is all about birds and bounty! From designing a garden to draw in birds, beneficial insects and wildlife, to ideas for growing citrus and tips for planting bare-rooted trees.

You'll also find the lessons Jian Liu has learned for growing fruit and vegies in her shady urban garden, while Penny Woodward shares her tips about growing rocket. Plus, protecting your chooks from predators and making your own body scrub. 

Now's the time to get started! 

ABC Organic Gardener magazine is available online from May 5, 2022.




133 Bird-friendly garden by Libby Woodward

133 Citrus by Helen McKerral

133 body scrub by Nikole Ramsay

133 Sally Wise cookbook by Samuel Shelley

133 Spotted pardolotte by iStock


Plant: Cool fruits

Karen Sutherland chooses some popular and versatile heritage fruit trees to plant now.

Grow: Sensational citrus for all

Space is no barrier to growing citrus, with lots of dwarf varieties available. Helen McKerral shares her tips.

Organic basics: Growing in the shade

Jian Liu writes about the lessons she has learned for growing fruit and vegies in her shady urban garden.

Herbs: Rocket riches

Penny Woodward profiles the versatile and spicy rocket.

Organic living: Bring in the birds

Libby Woodward tells how she and her husband designed a garden to draw in birds, insects and wildlife.

Organic wildlife: Birdwatching for beginngers

In this extract from the book 100 Australian Birds, Georgia Angus introduces the basics of birdwatching. 

Disaster recovery: After the flood

Gardener and scientist Kate Wall delves into how to help gardens recover after floods and waterlogging.

Tool talk: When the going gets tough

Penny Woodward surveys the range of larger digging tools, from spades to forks.

Organic basics: Bare-rooted trees

Karen Sutherland explains the benefits of buying bare-rooted trees and how to plant them.

Action: Birds and bounty

It’s time to get planting for winter, and attract birds and other wildlife to your garden.

Harvest: Heart-warming fare

Sally Wise’s new book The Comfort Bake is a collection of simple and sumptuous recipes: here’s a few to share with family and friends.

Poultry: Predator proofing

Jessamy Miller sets out the essentials of protecting your poultry from predators such as foxes, pythons and more.

Organic living: The good scrub

Make your own scrubs with Natural Harry’s recipes.

Plus our regular articles…

  • Editor’s letter 

  • Organic matters: The latest news and events

  • Market:Go natural!

  • Competition: Win! 1 of 2 worm farm prize packs including a tumbleweed cube! Worth $199 each.

  • Losing the plot: Despite strict rules and warnings, Simon Webster ends up with a guinea pig oversupply.

  • Gardening on your ABC: Your ABC local radio and TV gardening guide

  • Library: The latest books reviewed