Winter 2022

Grow with Organic Gardener!

Now is the time to get growing with ABC Organic Gardener magazine, filled with practical solutions to help futureproof your garden and home!

You will find expert tips to solve a range of citrus problems with an easy to follow troubleshooting guide, as well as ways to solve pesky pest problems. Paul West shares the best potatoes for easy growing and tasty cooking; plus how to grow more in winter with a greenhouse and ethical investing to help you build a greener future. And who can resist a winter rose? It's time to grow these beauties!

ABC Organic Gardener magazine is available online from June 23, 2022.




134 Citrus by Kirsten Bresciani

134 'King Edward' potato by GAP Photos

134 Helebore by GAP Photos/Phao Hewitson

134 A chance to grow by Kevin Heinze Grow Nursery

134 The beach chicks by Elaine Janes


Plant: Fragrance filled

Plant herbaceous perennials now for flowers in spring and beyond, writes Karen Sutherland.

Grow: Wonderful world of spuds

Paul West loves his potatoes with all their shapes, textures and tastes. Here’s his culinary guide with suggestions to plant now.

Organic solutions: Citrus success

Helen McKerral shares her tips to solve a range of problems so you can help your citrus grow and shine!

Organic basics: Greenhouse growing

Jian Liu explains how to choose the best greenhouse for your space and how to get the most out of it.

Organic grow: Oh, for a winter rose

Penny Woodward likes to make sure there’s always room for a hellebore or two in her garden.

Organic profile: A one-of-a-kind life

Chef Annie Smithers shares the story of her growing self-sufficient life in her book Recipe for a Kinder Life.

Organic life: A chance to grow

Three projects illustrate the role gardens play in the access to fun and practical learning for people with diverse abilities. Penny Woodward reports.

Tool talk: The cutting edge

Penny Woodward looks at important tools for cleaning up gardens and cutting firewood.

Action: Winter garden health

Our experts suggest some edible and ornamental plantings as well as how to deal with pest and diseases naturally.

Harvest: Food of Tibet

Taste Tibet by Julie Kleeman and Yeshi Jampa highlights the simplicity and nutritious nature of Tibetan food.

Ethical investment: A force for good

Simon Webster looks at how ethical investment has become mainstream and how you can make the switch.

Poultry: The name game

There’s certainly some fun to be had when naming your chooks, writes Jessamy Miller.


Plus our regular articles…

  • Editor’s letter 

  • Organic matters: The latest news and events

  • Market: Growing strong

  • Competition: Win! 1 of 5 citrus prize packs from Citrus Men! Worth $90 each.

  • Losing the plot: Simon Webster has dealt with enough punnets of seedlings to feed an army, but can he feed his family?

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

  • Library: The latest books reviewed