Organic Gardening

Learn how to use natural, organic gardening methods to grow the freshest food in your own garden.

Country Lore: Winter Carrots, Spring Carrots

By Beverly Yelsik

Keep carrots in the ground under a thick layer of straw mulch and you can enjoy winter carrots and early spring carrots through the non-growing season. Originally published as "Winter Carrot Harvest" in the October/November 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Use Cover Crops to Improve Soil

By Barbara Pleasant

Cover crops solar-charge your soil and improve soil nutrients. Here is what you need to know about cover crop planting methods and reliable cover crop options for your region. Originally published as "Cover Crops: Options, Tips and Advantages for the Home Garden" in the October/November 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Quick Hoops: Use Low Tunnels to Grow Vegetables in Winter

By Eliot Coleman

Low tunnels, also known as "quick hoops," are inexpensive tunnel greenhouses you can use to grow vegetables in winter. Originally published as "Use Low Tunnels to Grow Veggies in Winter: Quick Hoops" in the October/November 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


All About Growing Garlic

By Barbara Pleasant

Here is a concise primer on growing garlic that covers varieties, how and when to plant, pest prevention, and harvesting and storage.


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Grow Your Best Fall Garden Vegetables: What, When and How

By Barbara Pleasant

For gardeners wanting to get the most from the time they have, here’s expert advice on planting and growing fall garden vegetables. Originally published as "Grow Your Best Fall Garden: What, When and How" in the August/September 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Country Lore: Venetian Blind Plant Markers

By Jerry Clark

Leaves from old Venetian blinds make great plant markers, and you can even write on them. Originally published as "Simple Plant Markers" in the August/September 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Country Lore: Deer Droppings Fertilizer

By Ronald Van Orden

A reader describes how you can collect and use deer droppings as organic fertilizer in your garden. Originally published as "Nature’s Organic Fertilizer" in the August/September 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Country Lore: Easy Houseplant Fertilizer

By Joseph R. Heckman, Ph. D.

Residue from milk and juice containers, combined with a little water, makes great houseplant fertilizer. Originally published as "Easy Plant Fertilizer for Houseplants" in the August/September 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.




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