Organic Gardening

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

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.


Heirloom Expert: Seed Saving

By Doug Oster

Doug Oster has some advice and tips for how you can start saving seeds and become a seed saver, growing you own garden from your own seeds.


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Heirloom Expert: How to Grow Garlic

By Doug Oster

After discovering organic garlic, a person was intrigued to grow garlic themselves. Here’s what first-timers need to know about growing garlic.


Heirloom Expert: Fall Pruning

By Doug Oster

Is it better to prune perennials and the rest of the flower gardens in the fall or spring?


Heirloom Expert: Growing Asparagus

By Doug Oster

Here are a few tips on growing asparagus, how to care for it and when the perfect time to harvest is.


Rare Fruits: Pawpas to Wineberries

By Katherine Weber-Turcotte

From wineberries, currants, and gooseberries to crabapples and pawpaws, here is how you can grow some of these rare fruits.



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