Organic Gardening

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

Growing Raspberries and Growing Blackberries

By Barbara Pleasant

Because they come from prolific thickets, growing raspberries and growing blackberries isn't hard to do — and IS cost-effective. Originally published as "Growing Raspberries and Blackberries" in the June/July 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Garden Management: Keeping Up With Your Summer Garden

By Barbara Pleasant

Here are 35 garden management tips to help you handle pest control, weeding, and other peak-summer garden chores. Originally published as "Keeping Up with Your Garden" in the June/July 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Growing Blueberries

By Barbara Pleasant

Whether low-bush, highbush, or rabbiteye, here are the goods on growing blueberries.


All About Growing Beans

By Barbara Pleasant

There's a lot to take into account when growing beans — what type to plant, when to plant, how to plant, pest control, and harvesting and storage — and we've compiled it all right here.


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Grasshopper Control Without Chemicals

By Cheryl Long

Mother Nature has invented her own method of grasshopper control, and you can use it too. Originally published as "Control Grasshoppers, Without Chemicals" in the June/July 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.  


Country Lore: Watering Tomato Plants Efficiently

By Charles Higginson

Get water and nutrients straight to your tomato plants’ roots by using a simple plastic pipe with holes cut out. Originally published as "Easy Tomato Watering" in the June/July 2006 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Country Lore: Bees Increase Fruit Yield

By Roy Holder

Keep bees and be pleasantly surprised at your bigger and better fruit harvests!


Country Lore: A Japanese Beetle Trap Rigged Up to Feed the Chickens

By Milt Fusselman

Your chickens can help you control Japanese beetles and other garden pests. And by using this creative trap setup, neither you nor the chickens have to do much work. Originally published as "Chickens Feast on Japanese Beetles" in the June/July 2006 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.