Issue 5.1 May/June 2015
In this issue of Good Organic Gardening magazine, Jennifer Stackhouse advises us on early winter gardening, Joanna Rushton shares her delicious recipes, and tips on growing pears.
Early winter can be one of the best times of year in the garden and horticulturists Jennifer Stackhouse, Melissa King and Claire Bickle tell us about all that’s happening in the garden and what to do at this time of year.
Jennifer uncovers why coconut and pomegranate are clever crops and also gives the low-down on what to do in the garden during May and June. Melissa reveals why the pear is one of the world’s oldest and most cherished fruits and you will love the beautiful photographs, courtesy of The Diggers Club, in this feature too. Also, Claire gives expert information about soil additives: what they do and why you should consider using them.
Asian greens are the subject for Plant Profile – they are tasty, nutritious and easy to grow, so it’s easy being green! We look at how to protect edible plants from the chill and frost of winter with easy step-by-step instructions to make a protective arch. And, staying in the backyard, Megg Miller reveals all about why quails are great for backyard coops.
The Grapevine, compiled by Jo Immig, tells us why we should work with nature and about the tragedy of species extinction – a vital feature to read.
In our popular From Garden to Table section, discover how to grow, harvest, preserve and cook broccoli sprouts, parsnip, silver beet and macadamia nuts with recipes from The Organic Chef, Joanna Rushton.
There are two great offers that you cannot miss!! You could win a fantastic mini greenhouse thanks to Sproutwell Greenhouses and our friends at Mukti are offering 10 per cent off their entire certified organic skincare range. Thank you to Sproutwell and Mukti!
Happy organic gardening! And Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there!