Organic Gardening

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

Recreate Your Grandmother’s Garden

By Susan Davis Price

Old-fashioned gardens were sprawling collections of flowers, vines, and herbs that grew large and in abundance. Imagine such a welcoming space in your own garden.


Heirloom Expert: Working Your Soil

By Doug Oster

Here’s how you know whether your soil is ready to be worked, plus some tips to garden through any season.


Heirloom Expert: Avoid Cross-Pollination

By Doug Oster

These tricks and resources can help you keep your heirloom crops from cross-pollinating.


Heirloom Expert: Chestnut Trees

By Doug Oster

One reader wonders how rare chestnut trees can really be since so many are alive and thriving.


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Grow Your Own Thai Garden

If you love the unique spice and flavors in classic Thai dishes, try growing these plants in your home garden for extra zest in your recipes.


Victory Gardens: Then and Now

By Randel A. Agrella

Victory gardens during both world wars produced food for soldiers.


How the Green Revolution Changed Food Production Forever

By Troy Griepentrog

Historically, an industrial agriculture model drove the biggest gains in food production — but today, small farmers have an advantage.


"You Can't Grow That There!"

By Sherry Smith

Heat zone maps, minimum and maximum temperatures and necessary chill hours are more like guidelines than hard and fast rules.



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