Organic Gardening

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

Wineberries in the Home Garden Add Beauty and Delicious Flavor, with Wineberry Upside-Down Cake Recipe

By Cindy Barlowe

Considered invasive in some areas, Japanese Wineberries, when properly pruned and controlled, produce delicious fruit and add beauty to home gardens.


Preparing Fruit Trees for Winter

By Mary Lou Shaw

Learn how you prepare your fruit trees for the winter and boost their natural immunity from disease ensuring bountiful harvests for years to come.


How to Plant and Care for New Fruit Trees

By Mary Lou Shaw

Getting new fruit trees off to a good start is important for bountiful fruit and the trees' long-term survival. Here is how to dig the best hole, then plant, mulch, water, stake and prune your new fruit trees.


'Bob Steffen's Hardneck' Garlic: Try This Drought- and Flood-Tolerant Giant Variety for Changing Climates

By Pamela Sherman

Floods, drought, ruined harvests; by now, many of us have experienced these, and we hear it may get worse. In previous posts, we’ve considered paths to resilience through soil health. But the missing piece in every resilient gardener’s toolbox is locally adapted seed, as this story by farmer Betsy Samuelson explains so well.


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Do Your Part to Prevent Seed Shortages With This Advice

By Mary Ellen Ward, The Homemade Homestead

You might not be able to do all of the items listed here, but we can take steps to share the seed wealth and manage multi-fold increases in seed demand.


Propagating Willow Shrubs

By Mother Earth News readers

Suggestion for readers: propagate willow shrubs, nontraditional sauerkraut, passive solar roofing, dunnage, and Dandelion elixir.


Aquaponics Basics for a Home Garden System

By Robert Woods, Fishkeeping World

Aquaponics is a revolutionary and alternative way of growing food that maintains both plants and fish in one integrated system — and with no need for soil. These aquaponic basics for a home garden system outlines equipment needs and considerations for choosing plants, a tank and grow media.


Sesame: Grow This Survival Plant from Seed (Adapted Excerpt from 'Grow Your Own Spices')

By Tasha Greer, reLuxe Ranch

Grow sesame plants in your garden for seeds to use in the kitchen and to improve your soil. Learn indoor seed starting, soil prep and more.



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