Organic Gardening

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

Recycling in the Garden

By Carole Coates

Want some no-cost and low-cost ideas for turning your garden into a visual showplace? The author tells you how she and her husband did it.

Grow North America’s Native Honeysuckle for Non-Invasive, Long-Lasting Color

By Barry Glick, Sunrise Farm and Gardens

North America’s native honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens, or Coral Honeysuckle, is less sweetly fragrant or infuriating than its Japanese invasive cousin.

Using the Garden Planner to Make the Most of Your Garden

By Benedict VanHeems

Learn how to use the Garden Planner’s many helpful features to organize a tidy and productive garden this year.

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.

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.

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