Organic Gardening

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

Pomegranate: A Drought-Tolerant Option for the Arid Home Garden

By Joshua Burman Thayer, Native Sun Gardens

Expert Gregory Levin expounds upon the virtues of this splendid fruit.


Exciting Pepper Varieties and Where to Find Seeds

By Wendy Akin

Gardeners are overcome with S.A.D this time of year. No, not depression — we all have Seed Acquisition Disorder! You don’t want to go crazy, but it is time to try a few new things. Consider one or more of these non-bell ethnic peppers. Most of these peppers will give enough for a pepper-loving family from just a half dozen plants.


Roy's Calais Flint Corn and its Varieties

By Pamela Sherman

We were looking for a corn that would grow at altitude in the cold, dry Rockies. We took a chance on a variety of Roy's Calais, a Northeast flint. one of its varieties. It hit the mark; here's the nutshell story of both its resilience and taste.


Growing a Vegetable-Noodle Garden for Delicious Meals

By Bryan Traficante, GardenInMinutes

Some of the best vegetables to grow and use to create vegetable-noodles "Zoodles."


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All About Apples

Learn about the development of different apple varieties and the role of apples in American history.


Why Grow Corn (Maize) at Home?

By Pam Sherman

Of all major garden crops, corn may be the most versatile, varied, adaptable, and delicious staff of life a gardener could grow.


It's January: Time to Plan Your Garden

By Carole Coates

Who thinks of January garden chores? An experienced gardener, that's who. January is the perfect time to start planning your spring garden. The author, Carole Coates, offers tips she's learned to make garden planning productive and fun.


Currants and Gooseberries Fit Nicely into Your Orchard Understory

By Joshua Burman Thayer, Native Sun Gardens

Landscape designer Joshua Burman Thayer recommends currants and gooseberries (both in the family Ribes spp.) as great candidates for plugging into empty portions of your garden’s under-story.