Organic Gardening

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

Organic Gardening is for the Birds

By Cindy Barlowe

Migratory birds are welcome helpers in the garden, but they, along with other food chain members, are constant mortality reminders for the gardener.


Garlic Chive Scapes, Versatile and Delicious

By Cindy Barlowe

Long after spring hardneck garlic scape season, garlic chives form another scape, delighting professional chefs and home cooks with a delicious culinary treat. Mild garlic flavor shines in Potato and Garlic Chive Scape Soup. Celebrate summer's end by making this comforting recipe.


Garden Envy Led to a Thriving Tropical Paradise

By Sherry Smith

Every region has beautiful flowers that favor the local environment. While the traditional cottage garden may be out of the question, with a little research, you can create your own flower-filled haven for butterflies and hummingbirds.


Weeds, Celebrities ... or Something Else Entirely?

By Sherry Smith

Weeding is not necessarily a favored garden chore, but a little perspective can make it a bit more palatable.


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6 Ways to Share the Harvest

By Saskia Esslinger

Find new ways to make the most of your garden bounty when you're sick of eating it yourself.


Gardening is Not for Control Freaks

By Susie Erdey

You've sketched your garden layout on graph paper and seed-saved and nurtured your seedlings and waited patiently for the frost-free date. This will be the year your garden takes off. And then Mother Nature says, "Oh, really? Watch this."


Heirloom Expert: Cool Weather Crops

By Doug Oster

What cool weather crops are good for extending the fall garden into the colder months, or starting up the spring garden after a long winter?


Heirloom Expert: What's the Secret to Growing Cilantro?

By Doug Oster

Does growing cilantro leave you frustrated? Doug Oster has some helpful advice to get the plant going in your garden.