We all want to grow food, and anyone with a slice of sunshine and access to water can do it! This issue contains all you need to know to get started, plus some great plant features and ideas for creating beauty on a budget.

Make an edible garden
April is a great time to plant up food crops, so grab some soil or potting mix, pick up some seeds or seedlings, and let’s get started! This issue contains pages of advice on growing food in Australia’s different climates, top tips for herbs and leafy greens, and some great ideas from Costa Georgiadis on getting the kids involved in growing yummy edibles.

Clean up urban soils
Worried that your city soil is too unhealthy to grow food crops? Find out which pollutants or nutrient build-ups are a problem, and what you can do to make food growing safe and enjoyable in your patch.

Sow some pretty cornflowers
There are few true-blue flowers for the garden, so cornflowers are special, and they come in white, pink and burgundy, too, if you want something different. Whichever colour you choose, cornflowers are dead easy to grow, and now is the time to add some to your garden for a spring display.

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