May/June 2014

Get ready for winter!

The May/June issue of ABC Organic Gardener magazine is packed with trusted growing advice from Australia’s best gardening writers.

Take advantage of the cooler conditions to get your garden in top condition for winter growing. PHIL DUDMAN covers countrywide and warm climates, while PENNY WOODWARD reveals her timely tips for cold and warm temperate areas.

And PENNY describes some of her favourite plants for cool-season growing, including damask roses, garlic, strawberry guava and chervil.

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Green home special

Check out our 10-point eco check list, energy saving tips and passive solar design ideas. Plus Kylie McGregor reports that experts in the growing green building industry are saying that having a home that is comfortable, eco-friendly and energy efficient is more achievable than ever.

Celebrating cabbages

Whether you have a petite patio or a palatial patch, everyone can grow stunning cabbages, writes PETER CUNDALL. He claims he has a quaint “cabbage obsession” and has always been addicted to this amazing vegetable.

Get cracking

Nut trees provide long-term productivity and nutrition, and there are varieties to suit all climates and land sizes, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.

DIY hen house

JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his step-by-step guide to building a poultry pen that offers shelter, comfort and protection.

The people’s garden

Beauty and bounty abound in historic and productive gardens. PENNY WOODWARD visits the Garden of St Erth, a historic property that is preserving growing traditions and heirloom plants as well as producing a rich bounty of organic fruit and vegetables.

Toxic mulch

PENNY WOODWARD reports that persistent and dangerous herbicides are contaminating mulch and manure used in vegie gardens.

Harvest recipes—on a roll with cabbages

Cabbages are extremely versatile in the kitchen. That is, if you can bring yourself to remove these brassica beauties from the vegie patch.

 

And remember — we are growing!

ABC Magazines are proud to announce a 7th bonus issue of Organic Gardener each year, starting in spring 2014. There is just so much organic goodness to share we needed an extra issue to do it!

 

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