Organic Gardening

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

Five Principles of Soil Health

By Gabe Brown

Improve your soil health using five principles: armor soil surface, improve soil health, maintain living roots and integrate animals into your ecosystem.


Keeping Heirloom Seeds Alive

The art of searching for, saving, and storing heirloom seeds, including a couple of okra cultivars that were designated All-America Selections winners in 1939.


How to Find Regionally Adapted Seeds

By Petra Page-Mann

Locally produced seed is the root of garden glory for growers in diverse bioregions; here’s how to find seed producers near you that offer regionally adapted seed.


Best Grow Lights for Seed Starting

By Barbara Pleasant

Grow your plants from seed indoors using inexpensive supplemental lighting, and with some new bulbs on the market, you have even better varieties to choose from.


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DIY Garden Journal

By Carole Coates

Save your garden records in style when you personalize a notebook that’s organized to include the facts, hacks, and figures from your own planting experience.


Advice for Growing Miniature Fruit Trees

By Mary Lou Shaw

Follow these tips from homesteader and writer Mary Lou Shaw to enjoy miniature citrus trees that can grow in any Zone with some careful tending.


Origins of Organic Gardening

By Abigail Willis

Organic gardening used to be known simply as “gardening”, but the roots of the now-common movement stretch as far back as 1920.


The Best Herbs to Grow for Gardens in the North

By Mary Lahr Schier

Plant the best herb garden for a tricky northern climate that you will use to make herb syrups and teas.



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