Organic Gardening

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

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.

Use the Right Organic Pesticide

By Barbara Pleasant

Take control of your garden with the help of this in-depth look at a variety of organic pesticides and how to use them.

Start Seeds with Soil Blocks

By Eliot Coleman

Skip the seed-starting pots this spring, and instead plant your seeds directly in compressed blocks of soil that move easily from grow lights to garden.

Plenty of Peas

By Barbara Pleasant

Prepare your garden and kitchen for a plethora of peas this growing season.


Plant a Bug Spray Garden

By Juliette Abigail Carr

Plant herbal allies to defend your family from bites and your garden from pests.

Organic Fertilizer Options

By Howard Garrett

Hear from “The Dirt Doctor” about some of his top choices for organic fertilizer, and how they provide vital nutrients for your plants.

How and Why to Graft Heirloom Tomatoes

By David Baldwin

Learn how to create sturdy Solanum scions by grafting tomato seedlings onto rootstock for more successful plants and better harvests.

Milkweed and the Monarch

By Chris Colby

Growing milkweed to attract and raise monarch butterflies is an easy and rewarding way to give nature a helping hand, and to restore the declining monarch populations.

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