Organic Gardening

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

How to Replant a Tree the Easy Way

By George Fournier

Learn how to replant a tree by cutting off a healthy branch from your damaged tree and replanting it to grow a new tree. Originally published as "How to Reclaim a Storm-Damaged Fruit Tree the Easy Way" May June 1978 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


An Easy Method for Grafting Apple Trees

By Ray Meloy

Use cleft grafting to start a one-tree apple orchard.


Chestnuts: Growing the American Chestnut Tree

By Lee Reich

Wiped out by blight in the early 20th century, resistant hybrids of the American chestnut tree are making a comeback. Their rapid growth and productivity make them an excellent addition to any homestead. Originally published as "Chestnuts: How to Grow an American Classic" in the February/March 2010 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


5 Tomato Growing Tips for Beginner Vegetable Gardeners

By Mary Jane Duford

These tomato growing tips will help your plants thrive and produce delicious tomatoes.


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Illustrated Guide to Growing Dahlias: Varieties, Overwintering, Propagation and More

By Michael Feldmann

Beautiful dahlia flowers come in almost any color imaginable, from pale pastels to vibrant shades. Learn to grow dahlias — from planting tubers to beautiful blooms.


Growing Tomatoes in a Cold-Climate Garden Without a Greenhouse

By Kat Ludlam, Willow Creek Farm

Living in a cold climate with a short gardening season does not mean that you can’t grow tomatoes without a greenhouse.


How to Mulch a Vegetable Garden

By Mort Mather

Learn the best methods for obtaining and using vegetable garden mulch, as well as the many benefits of mulch. Originally published as "Priceless...and Free" in the June/July 1998 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Powers Social Permaculture: Leading with Care and Science

By Pamela Sherman

A former public high school teacher, Matt Powers authored the first government-accredited permaculture curriculum in North America. This interview explores permaculture standards with an industry leader.



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