Organic Gardening

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

Weird or Wonderful? Growing Food in Unusual Places

By Benedict Vanheems

Finding creative and unusual ways to grow your crops means you can pack more in or plant in places you wouldn’t have imagined you could.


10 Nutrient-Dense Fruits and Vegetables to Grow

By Benedict Vanheems

Read on or watch the video to learn about 10 of the most nutrient-dense crops that are sure to give you the glow of good health!


How to Make a Compost Bin from Pallets

By Benedict Vanheems

Wooden pallets are often free to source and are the perfect size for making a large compost bin. Read on or watch our video to discover how to easily and cheaply make a compost bin from recycled wooden pallets.


Feed the Soil, Build the Ecosystem

By Cindy Conner, Homeplace Earth

Maintaining an organic garden well means paying attention to your soil and your ecosystem. Here are some ideas to help you do that.


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Getting Registered as Certified Organic

By Holly Chiantaretto, Hallow Springs Farm

Here are some tips on getting your farm registered as certified organic.


How To Tell When Fruits and Vegetables Are Ready for Harvest

By Benedict Vanheems

From peas and beans, to cabbages, to soft fruits, here’s how to tell when it’s the perfect time to harvest your crops!


How to Save Tomato Seeds Without Giving up the Tomatoes

By Pam Dawling

It is possible to save your own tomato seeds and still use the rest of the tomato for making sauce or salsa. Scooping out the seeds and fermenting them for a few days dissolves the sticky gel around the seeds and also kills some tomato diseases. Next year you can have healthier tomato plants and if you select for early yield you can have more and sooner.


Welcome Beneficial Insects with a Pollinator Garden

By Rebecca Harrold

To encourage pollinators to feel welcome, we filled a small plot with plants attractive to pollinators.



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