COMPETITION: Win the latest copy of ABC’s Organic Gardener

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This months Organic Garden is filled with useful tips to get you inspired to get out in to the garden. The pull out guide for autumn planting is useful for any backyard gardener and it covers the whole of Australia. Another great article in this months issue is about rare and unusual fruit trees, they look at dragonfruit, damson plums and jaboticabas. For those of you who have a bit more space in your back yard or vegetable garden learning to grow your own garlic is very rewarding. Other worthwhile reads are about soil nutrition and chicken feeding tips.

HOW TO ENTER:

 
Win one of five copies of the latest issue of ABC’s Organic Gardener Magazine. Just leave a comment below telling me what you plan to grow this Autumn to go into the draw. Five winners will be drawn at random.
Competition Closes on the 8th March 2013 at 5pm, the winner will be announced at 5.30pm. 
Open for Australian residents only.

Good Luck.

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32 Comments

  1. Hi Lizzie, I’ve just planted carrots (love homegrown carrots!) and am about to put in onions. We had fabulous crops of both last year so I’m hoping for similar success this year. Would love to win a copy of the Organic magazine. Enjoying your site, too, by the way.

  2. Hi Liz
    Would love to win one of the magazines! I’m planting Elephant garlic, brown and red onions, leek (love them), carrots, sweet potatoes (already in), Beetroot, Rhubarb (yum) and radish. I’ve got broccoli, cauliflower and eggplant in seed trays. I’ll get more silverbeet going. Chokos are just coming on and my neighbours pumpkin is promising to give me a good crop on my side of the fence! Hope you have a great Autumn.

    Loved the pic of your hubby walking the chooks.

    Josie

  3. Hi Lizzie,
    I don’t know what I’ll be planting – that’s why I need to win a magazine. New veggie garden bed will be filled with soil on Monday and I’ve got a limited space to play with so it’s important to get it right. Help needed please!

  4. I’ll be planting more kale, also beetroot and carrots as well as lots of brassica and the usual salad veg. We eat salad all year here.

  5. I’m not sure what I’m going to plant this Autumn! I did plant some sprouting pumpkin seeds last week that I’m hoping will grow (fingers crossed). You know my gardening style is a lot about trial and error. A magazine would be great to give me some direction!

  6. I am loving my garden, altho it needs work and poo and stuff to get some more nutrients in there for healthy plants and to attract the worms. Summer was very hot and my plants were scorched. Cucumbers suffered, but survived! In the autumn I want to put in some more tomatoes (did your 1st Tomato Master Class and loved it!), beans, broccoli, beetroot, potatoes, fennel, leek, and cabbage to make sauerkraut. Yummy.

  7. I’m planning to grow worms! My soil really needs a boost so I’m forgoing an autumn garden in favour of soil building

  8. Christine Sigley

    Hi Lizzie,
    I haven’t planned Autumn yet – but will be glad when our very harsh summer is over. I really should get thinking! Hopefully our herbs will self seed and replenish themselves. I am attempting garlic – I would love to have plaits of home grown garlic like the Italians seem to do effortlessly. Rhubarb is on my list of things to plant, and peas. You just cannot beat the taste of home grown peas – they never make it in to the kitchen though. They are eaten as soon as they are ripe enough, straight from the plant. Pure bliss.

  9. Hey Liz

    I’m planting anything I can keep from the possums! Beans, corn, lettuce and snowpeas are my favorite at the moment. Mostly because I know I will consume whatever is harvested, and with the moving sun/shade the pots and possum barricade is fairly easy to move. I have also made friends with the neighbour who has chickens so I can trade for eggs and manure!

    On the negative side I see to fighting a losing battle with powdery mildew on my pumpkin vine and plenty of aphids on my established salad greens. Too much rain! For now I’ll stick to making bread and brewing beer.

  10. I really want to plan more kale, rocket, and strawberries this Autumn! I have a gutter garden we made using sister-in-laws’ old guttering, and want to hang it on the courtyard wall with strawberries growing. Kale and rocket will be awesome in my other containers. (I rent!)

  11. Don’t enter me in the contest (wrong part of the world!) but what a nice giveaway. I love growing greens in the fall – kale, Swiss chard, spinach – anything that benefits from cooler weather. Our parsley always perks up in the fall, too.

  12. Hi Lizzie, I am setting up a little courtyard/car port garden at the moment. Making the most of the space I have. My first crop is going to be kale and a range of other greens! Yum!

  13. Lucas @ CoverVersions.TV

    As from what I want to grow this season, the answer is: my garden back! The switching between intense heat & torrential rain has fried/drowned a solid half of my plants, including some of my natives.

  14. Hi Lizzie, Living in the CBD I have very limited space for planting fresh produce so I have to resort to using pots only. I need the magazine to help me with this because nothing seems to live for very long, except for parsley that is! Loving your work 🙂

  15. Great giveaway Lizzie. I won’t go into the draw as I’m not doing any gardening at the moment, just wanted to say hi!

  16. Leeks , peas and spinach lots of greens so I can make leek and pea soup.

  17. Brussel Sprouts, let’s hope this year I get sprouts & not just lots of leggy, leafy greens!!

  18. Corn, lots and lots of it that’s delicious straight off the stalk.

  19. Cyclamen, I seem to have the magic touch they grown and bloom for me all year long. I can send pics if you like!

  20. I’m going to increase my little herb garden to include a few root vegetables like shallots & carrots.

  21. I want to grow heaps of chillies. It not only is handy to have around for cooking purposes but it also makes my window sill look pretty!

  22. I’m going to try and grow snow peas from a hanging planter.

  23. beets so I can puree them for my son’s first solid food.

  24. Hi Lizzie,
    We’ve just move to a new home, new town, new climate so I’m going to put in whatever I can and hopefully convince hubby to build me a chook house!! I’ll start off with spinach and beans, but a herb garden is definitely on my immediate start list 🙂

  25. Theressa Membrey

    Good Morning!! I will be planting Brassica’s Brassica’s & more Brassica’s!! Cabbage, Cauli & Broccoli mainly, as well as some shade or net cover to keep the dreaded cabbage moth at bay. Also some spring onions for the winter soups when the cold rolls around. Thank you.

  26. Garlic and potatoes as they’re our family staples however with the current Qld big wet and flooding I could be in trouble. Oh, and some silver beet for our greens.

  27. Kale, I want to have a go at growing this superfood 🙂

  28. just squeezing in for the comp! i’m not growing anything – i’ll be pulling out the last summer beans and peas and disastrous cavolo nero (enjoyed by every caterpillar on Hobart’s eastern shore, I think). Then I’ll be working out how to improve my soil as naturally and organically as possible. I didn’t have great success with my vegies this summer, and while Tassie’s extreme heat and lack of rain played its part in this failure, I suspect tired soil did too. oh and i’m going to learn how to make compost.

  29. The answer is lots and lots. Every Thursday when I finish work I stop off at the nursery and buy a couple of plants for the garden. I figure it’s like buying a bunch of flowers only they’ll live forever. We’re on acreage and have put in a large garden and no matter how many plants I buy I just can’t fill it!

  30. Competition is closed. Results will be posted shortly. Good Luck everyone.

  31. Congratulations – Claire from Claire K Creations, Dianna O, Jennifer B, Christine Sigley and Catherine Bedson, you will all have a copy of the ABC’s Organic Gardener.