Organic Gardening

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

How to Grow Butternut Squash from Seed

By Ann Katelyn

Butternut squash is one of the many different kinds of winter squash such as pumpkin. Characterized by a distinctive pale yellow color and a pear-shaped fruit, the squash is a valuable crop with high amounts of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients. Learn the essential details and some expert tips on how to grow butternut squash from seeds. You will also learn how to harvest butternut and other important information.


Top 10 Benefits of Raised Garden Beds

By Shane Floyd, Floyd Family Homestead

There are so many beneficial reasons to switch from traditional direct-dug garden beds to raised garden beds.


Make Your Own Natural Liquid Fertilizers: Seaweed and 'Gardener's Revenge' Recipes

By Emma Raven, Misfit Gardening

Learn the secret to getting better harvests by making your very own natural liquid fertilizers to use in the garden. Find recipes for homemade seaweed fertilizer and one that I like called Gardener's Revenge fertilizer that uses weeds from the garden.


How to Make Sorghum Syrup and Market Sorghum Products (with Video)

By Susan Tipton-Fox, The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms/Micro Dairy

We'll tell you how we juice sorghum without a lot of expensive equipment. We'll also give you insight into other products you can get from sorghum and how to market.


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Heat-Tolerant Eggplant Varieties

By Pam Dawling

For several years, we have been trialing eggplant varieties to find one better in hot weather than our favorite 'Nadia', which is great in temperate summer weather. We love the classic pear shape and glossy purple-black skin of 'Nadia', and we want something looking similar, but better at setting fruit in hot weather.


Grow Warm-Weather Plants Year-Round with a Chinese Greenhouse: New Book Shows You How

By Kale Roberts

For those gardeners who wish to grow year-round longtime MOTHER EARTH NEWS Contributing Editor and home-energy expert Dan Chiras has a solution for you: the Chinese greenhouse. Typically earth-banked into a hillside or girded by mounded earth, Chinese greenhouses bring many principles of passive-solar design into the greenhouse in order to grow using 100-percent solar radiation.


'Hastings Prolific': An Heirloom Dent Corn Variety for Gardeners, Part 2

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

Which rumors about this hard-to-find corn are true or false? Learn how 'Hastings Prolific' heirloom dent corn really grows.


Growing and Harvesting Sorghum: Raising Cane and Gettin' Juiced

By Susan Tipton-Fox, The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms/Micro Dairy

Learn to grow sorghum on a small scale. Part 1 will cover growing and harvesting. Part 2 will cover our method of juicing and ideas on marketing.




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