Organic Gardening

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

Gardening Indoors to Beat Winter Doldrums

By Regina Hitchcock

When bitter cold winter brings gardeners inside, growing indoors can make it a little easier to bear.


Two Natural Cidermakers Share Their Approach to Sustainable Orcharding

By Jonathan Carr and Nicole Blum, Carr’s Ciderhouse

We have been supporting ourselves running a modestly successful farm business for the past nine years, selling our natural hard cider and traditional cider-based products at farmers markets, at wholesale, and online. We are business people of sorts, which is strange to us, but which has given us a real world tutorial on the economics of food. And now, 16 years in, we are taking stock.


Planning for Spring, Thinking About Sandy Soil

By Colleen Vanderlinden

Since leaving my Detroit garden and moving to northwest Michigan, one of the biggest challenges my garden has faced is sandy soil.


Milkweed, Monarchs and Home Gardeners to the Rescue

By Cindy and Stephen Scott

Monarch butterflies are at an all-time record low, but home gardeners can help them recover by planting milkweed and nectar flowers.


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Growing ‘Piment d'Espelette’ Peppers

By Wendy Akin

‘Espelette’ pepper is somewhat like the familiar Italian-style red pepper flakes, but sweeter and fruitier. It tastes more like ripe peppers, and has about the same heat as ground black pepper. Work growing ‘Espelette’ peppers into your kitchen garden planning with several drying options.


Planning An Acreage Garden: A Mixed Annual & Perennial Garden for a Family of Five

By Rosemary Hansen

It's never too early to start planning your big acreage garden! Join Rosemary as she calculates how much space you need to feed a family of five.


Therapeutic Planting

By MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editors

Letters from our readers about planting for therapy, generous gardening, tropical forages, and more.


5 Things You Need to Start Your Seeds Indoors

Article and photos by Kimberlee Bastien

Author Kimberlee Bastien shares the five most important ingredients for starting healthy seedlings indoors.



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