Spring into September with the latest issue of Organic Gardener!
Spring is in the air and in this issue of ABC Organic Gardener magazine, we focus on health and wellbeing. Peter Cundall shares easy-gardening techniques for people of all ages and abilities, we plant spring flowers ideal for allergy sufferers, and make the perfect healthful herbal infusion.
Plus, there’s practical advice on growing mini pumpkins and table grapes, maximising your garden’s microclimates, declaring your own war on waste and creating the perfect forage garden for your chooks. All this and much, much more!
ABC Organic Gardener magazine available online.
Grow: Mighty mini pumpkins
Packing a punch in the flavour and colour stakes, these mini pumpkin varieties are great for small spaces and vertical growing writes Paul West.
Grow: Grape expectations
Justin Russell shares a bunch of tips for table grapes – on growing, pruning, pests and best varieties – to get your started or help your vine produce prodigiously.
Design: Easy gardening for all
Peter Cundall shares simple techniques to make gardening easy as well as accessible for the elderly and physically restricted.
Design: Maximise your microclimate
Helen McKerral investigates microclimates – the ‘green rooms’ – each with their own growing conditions that create a successful and sustainable garden.
Poultry: Plant a forage garden
From trees and vines to herbs for health, Jessamy Miller suggests a range of crops for hungry chickens.
Conversation: Marc Cohen
Kylie McGregor talks to Professor marc Cohen about his ultimate aim: worldwide wellness.
Harvest: Wellbeing feast
In their just-released book Green Kitchen At Home, David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl make vegetables and wellbeing the heroes.
Health: Herbal goodness
You can alleviate a wide range of everyday ailments using ingredients from the garden – just do some infusing and decocting!
Planet: Good health from small farms
New research shows small to medium-sized farms produce the lion’s share of the world’s nutrients, writes Simon Webster.
Ornamentals: Avoid the big sneeze
Want flowers but not hayfever this spring? Karen Sutherland explains what you can plant and the worst offenders to avoid.
Waste: Go to war on waste
Inspired by the ABC’s War on Waste, Jessamy Miller joins the battle to reduce, reuse and recycle waste in and around the home, sharing invaluable tips and techniques.
Health: Nanomaterials in our food
Used to stretch the shelf life and improve the texture of food, among other things, nanoparticles are creeping into our food chain, but at what cost? Associate Professor Kristen Lyons and Dr Naomi Smith investigate.
Action: Spring in your step
Warmer weather is around the corner so let’s get into the garden and reap the rewards!
Plus all our regular articles…
Editor’s letter & Contributors
Organic matters - the latest news and events.
Organic market - latest garden and health products.
Organic plant: Plants for vitality – Penny Woodward suggests some plants for vitality and health.
Organic advice - our experts answer your gardening questions.
Organic library - the latest books.
Losing the plot: Spring is coming – Simon Webster shudders in anticipation of his very own ‘Game of Overgrown’ as winter morphs into anarchy on Plot Farm.
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