Organic Gardening

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

Grow Sun-Ripened Strawberries

By Kris Wetherbee

Growing your own sun-ripened strawberries is one of the easiest and most rewarding gardening efforts you can undertake.


Seed Starting Tips

By Shelley Stonebrook

Consult these seed starting tips for easy advice on seed planting, using the best materials, watering, grow lights and more.


5 Things You Need to Start Your Seeds Indoors

By Kimberlee Bastien

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


Illustrated Guide to Growing Lilies: Varieties, Propagation Techniques and More

By Michael Feldmann

All you need to know about growing lilies, from planting bulbs by a number of propagation methods to beautiful blooms.


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Windy Meadows Farm's Spring Garden Favored Crops

By Mary Murray, Windy Meadows Farm

Now that the season’s first warm days beckon us outdoors, it's the ideal time to plant a few early spring crops.


Our Essential Oils Cottage Business Yields Great Smells and Useful Cash

By Alexia Allen, Hawthorn Farm

What does this resilient homestead do in the winter? Extract essential oils for home use and sale using a vintage copper still and some on-farm ingenuity.


Vertical Gardening Tips

By Susan Sides

Grow more, save space, and harvest with ease by using these basic techniques for vertical gardening. Originally published as "High-Rise Plantings" in the July/August 1989 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


How to Delay Vegetable Crops from Bolting

By Pam Dawling

This article explains what causes crop plants to go to seed early, and what you can do to delay that. Annual and biennial plants have different bolting triggers to work with.



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