Be inspired by the new-look Organic Gardener magazine.
Welcome to summer and a bumper crop of Organic Gardener goodness. Grow and harvest your own avocados, mangoes and kohlrabi. Plant and cook exotic spices with Penny Woodward and Christine Manfield. Be inspired by a community of urban farmers. Plus, pick a garden course, prune a peach tree, plant geraniums, and put an end to feather plucking poultry. All in the January/February issue.
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Grow: Mixed spice
Penny Woodward's top spices to grow and Christine Manfield's secrets to spicing things up in the kitchen.
Grow: Bravo for avocados
Grow your own avocados and be rewarded with deliciously rich creamy fruit, writes Justin Russell.
Grow: Kohlrabi and friends
It's time kohlrabi muscled in on a bit of the big brassica action, along with siblings swede and turnip, writes Peter Cundall.
Life: Street cred
A desire to live a more sustainable life led Kay Kerr to discover a neighbourhood with a shared passion for people and plants.
Learning: On course
Keen to grow your mind? Simon Webster takes a look at the wide range of gardening and sustainable living courses on offer, from one-day workshops to degrees.
Ornamental: Geraniums, let them sprawl
True geraniums make great bordering plants as well as attracting good bugs and providing a haven for frogs and lizards, writes Karen Sutherland.
Conversation: Dave Forrest & Sue Mangan
Kate O'Neill chats with this organic trailblazing duo.
Harvest: Make mine mango
Mangoes are back! Phil Dudman gives his harvesting tips while Julie Ray dishes up delicious recipes starring this divine fruit. Plus Max Allen's wine choices.
Project: Just say ricotta!
How to turn simple ricotta into a mouth-watering masterpiece.
Action: The summer garden
Must-do jobs for the season from our experts, including homemade whitefly traps and saving bean seeds.
Poultry: Homage to plumage
Is feather pecking a problem in your flock? Jessamy Miller lists the most common causes and remedies.
Basics: Cutting-edge pruning
Phil Dudman shows how to summer prune peach and nectarine trees to maintain shape, decrease risk of disease and improve yield.
Solutions: Operation captivation
Penny Woodward lists the best plants for attracting beneficial insects to your garden, while Dennis Crawford examines the assassin bug.
Plus all our regular articles…
- Editor’s letter
- Organic feedback
- Organic matters - the latest news and events.
- Organic market - Summer gardening gear and skin savers.
- Organic plant - Tasty edibles that can stand the heat.
- Organic advice - our experts answer your gardening questions.
- Organic library - the latest books.
- Losing the plot: A famished Simon Webster laments the harvest 'gap' in his gardening year.
- Competition - WIN a Kuvings juicer worth $599.
- Subscription offer - Subscribe to Organic Gardener for only $49.95 for seven issues, including free postage!
- Gardening on your ABC - Your ABC local radio and TV gardening guide.
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