Organic Gardening

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

DIY Garden Obelisk

Story by Amy Andrychowicz; photos by Tracy Walsh

Growing plants vertically is the ideal way to make the most of small spaces.


Grow Vegetables Year-Round with Cold Frames

By Melissa K. Norris, Pioneering Today Academy

Garden cold frames can extend your growing season without the expense of heat and a permanent structure.


Soil for Raised Garden Beds: What Do You Need to Know?

By Paul Wood

Tips for choosing soil for raised garden beds; decreasing the amount of soil you need to buy or dig up; and keeping soil healthy.


Six Ways to Build Raised Garden Beds

By Norm Lee

If you've never used raised garden beds before, you may be surprised at the size of the harvest they produce. Build raised garden beds with one of these six methods. Originally published as "Productive Raised Garden Beds: Six Ways to Make Them" in the March/April 1985 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


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4 Cool-Weather Crops to Grow in a Raised Garden Bed this Fall

By Bryan Traficante, GardenInMinutes

Fall is the time to grow hardy greens, root crops, and autumn veggies. Grow these cool-weather plants in your raised bed garden for a productive fall.


Balcony Gardening: Grow Tomatoes from Slices in Containers

By Taylor Goggin

Here's my balcony-friendly, container-gardening guide to growing your own tomatoes in your apartment.


Best Winter Cover Crops

By Pam Dawling

Plant your plots in fall to build nutrient-rich soil that vegetables will appreciate months later, in spring.


Keeping Birds Away With Tulle

By Mother Earth News readers

Check out these tips from Mother Earth News readers on how to deter birds from blueberry bushes with tulle and much more!



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