Organic Gardening

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

Heirloom Expert: Chestnut Trees

By Doug Oster

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


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.


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"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.


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?