Organic Gardening

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

Country Lore: February/March 2018

Submitted by MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers

Readers’ tips about how to build a solar powered food dryer, a straw bale garden, how to deter unwanted garden critters, repurposing and upcycling projects, and more!


Organic Gardening Tips for Newbies

By Carole Coates

Are you new to gardening? Have a hankering to grow your own food but don’t know where to begin? With her tips for successful gardening, the author, Carole Coates, shares gardening secrets to help you be a successful gardener.


Military Service to Farmer: Four Skills US Veterans Bring to the Field

By Lisa Kivirist

At first glance, a military career and farming livelihood may not seem to cross-pollinate. But dig a little deeper and hear the inspiring story of veteran Stepheni Norton, owner of Dickinson Farm in San Diego, and the opportunities for former military to both heal and thrive in the field quickly grow.


From the Squirrel Garden

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

I may be proud of the pumpkins I grew this year...but they're nothing compared with the crop planted by the resident squirrels!


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Start Your Herb Garden Today

By Anna Twitto

Any season is a good time to start an herb garden.


Spring Soil-Prep Steps for Busy People

By Bryan Traficante, GardenInMinutes

Save time and grow a better garden after winter by prepping your garden with these basic steps.


Growing Your Food From Organic Seeds

By Rebecca Harrold

Anyone who hopes to grow their own food should take a moment to consider the history of their seeds.


Winter Mulching in Cold Climate Gardens

By Ann Katelyn

During the growing season, mulching is used to retain moisture and contain weeds. During winter when the temperatures at night fall below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, winter mulching in cold climate gardens is one of the best thing you can do for your plants.



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