Organic Gardening

Articles about organic pest and weed control, season extension, tools of the trade, and more.

Grow Super Summer Salad Greens

By Stephen Scott

Just because the warm weather of summer has arrived doesn't mean you have to give up your fresh salad greens. Sure, spinach and lettuce may struggle, but there are many other tasty greens that love the heat to fill your salads with. Read on and learn about five greens you can plant now that will keep you in fresh greens until this fall.

Heirloom Really Is The Perfect Word For Such Treasures

By Craig LeHoullier

I've read some articles expressing displeasure with the word "heirloom" for various reasons. My view is that "heirloom" is the perfect word. Let me share my reasons with you in my first blog for Heirloom Gardener.

How Many Seeds Should We Save?

By Oscar H. Will III

Editorial Director Hank Will offers sage advice for seed saving to preserve the genetics of heirloom cultivars.

Keeping Cats Out of the Garden Beds

By Caitlin Wilson

Editor Caitlin Wilson offers sage advice for keeping garden beds from becoming litter boxes for cats.


Gardening in Humid Climates

By Samantha Johnson

Train your eye to pounce on muggy climate plant diseases, and embrace cultivars suited for moisture and warmth.

Grow a Shakespeare Garden

By Rose Morris

Craft a garden inspired by the plays and poems of the bard himself — William Shakespeare — with a look back on history and a few helpful hints.

Elderflowers to Market

By Michael Brown

You might recognize elderberry as a booming, beneficial commercial crop, but don’t overlook the elderflower, which has grown into a market all its own.

Working Clay Soil for Gardening

By Vicki Mattern

Learn how you can work organic matter into your heavy clay soil to make gardening easier while still retaining clay’s rich minerals.

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