Organic Gardening

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

How to Ensure Your Rain Barrel Has Enough Water Pressure

By Bryan Traficante, GardenInMinutes

Pumps or elevation - A rain barrel with neither isn't very useful.


Adapting Corn to Your Place: Isolation and Promiscuous Pollination

By Pamela Sherman

If we want to grow more than one variety of corn in the same season, which besotted corn-lovers may wish to do, how do we keep them from cross-pollinating? Do we ever want them to cross? It depends what we're after.


Keeping a Garden Notebook

By Carole Coates

A few years ago, I began keeping a garden notebook. It's chock full of valuable gardening information, all at my fingertips. I tell you how I did it in this article.


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.


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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."


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.