Organic Gardening

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

[Video] Farming For Life, Part 1: Is Farming Right for You?

By John Clark Vincent

Have you ever considered a career in farming but weren’t completely sure it would be right for you? This video blog is for you, as working Oregon farmers at differing stages of their careers share their thoughts on what it means to be a farmer, featuring Rogue Farm Corps’ educational program for future farmers.

8 Simple Guidelines for Diagnosing Plant Problems

By Elena Smith

When plants are not growing and producing as they should, they will tell you what is wrong through their leaves. Check out the top 8 telltales that the plant is not doing well.

Use Flowers as Part of Your Organic Integrated Pest Management

By Pam Dawling

Tackle pest problems in organic vegetable gardens one step at a time. Start by growing healthy plants. Keep pests away with physical barriers and by growing flowers that attract insect predators and parasites, or flowers that deter the pests.

5 Reasons to Eliminate Some Garden Crops

By Carole Coates

With so many tempting seed choices, how do you choose what to plant--or what not to plant? Read how I narrow planting choices.


Tip Rooting Blackberries

By Esther Coco Boe

Tip layering blackberries is the way to propagate most bramble crops, but it upsets lasagna layering and no-til practices. Learn how to tip root in pots for propagation of blackberries.

Cultivating Oyster Mushrooms on Spent Coffee Grounds

By Tradd Cotter

Repurpose your spent coffee grounds and make a potent fertilizer perfect for growing delicious, nutty oyster mushrooms.

Getting Ready for Summer with St. Johns Spring

By Regina Hitchcock

Spring means rain showers, flowers, and a general calming of winter's bitterness. In St. Johns, Arizona, it can seem like spring is worse than winter.

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