Organic Gardening

Learn how to use natural, organic gardening methods to grow the freshest food in your own garden.
The right plant combos will save space and provide weed and pest control.

Melon Varieties
All About Growing Melons
Learn how to plant, grow and harvest all types of melons — and discover great ways to enjoy these nutritious fruits!
Better Soil
Build Better Garden Soil
Caring is the key to growing better garden soil and more of our own food.
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Use One of These Four Simple Garden Designs to Grow Kitchen Herbs
Each of these garden designs will fit into a 12-square-foot area so you can grow kitchen herbs in the space nearest your kitchen door.
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