Organic Gardening

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

Green Thumb Tips Soil pH, Soil Temperature, Potting Mix and More

By Monica White

Try these gardening tips for soil pH, soil temperature, seed-starting, spacing and more to start a homestead vegetable garden.

Illustrated Guide to Growing Blueberries

By Michael Feldmann

All you need to know about growing blueberry bushes, from varieties and propagation, to planting, caring, harvesting and preserving (with jam recipe).

An In-Depth Companion Planting Guide

By Sarah Israel

For a healthy, thriving garden, consult this companion planting guide when you're deciding what seeds to put where. Originally published as "An In Depth Plant Companionship Chart" in the May/June 1981 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Companion Planting Primer for Vegetable Gardens

By Krista Bratvold

Companion planting is the practice of grouping plants together that have beneficial relationships. This quick guide will describe the basics surrounding the practice of companion planting.


Composting During Winter is Easier Than You Think

By Mary Murray, Windy Meadows Farm

Composting in winter is a from of garden planning. Here are tips for compost timing, ratios, warmth and moisture during the coldest months of the year.

Seed Savvy: Keep Track of Your Stash

By Corinne Gompf, Heritage Harvest Farm

Utilize a seed inventory to keep track of the seeds you've saved and to save money. I track replenishment, seed expiration dates, harvest dates and more.

How to Grow Your Own Sponge: Luffa

By Nicole Wilkey

Luffas are fun, rewarding and a great conversation starter. Learn how to grow your own shower or kitchen sponge!

Tower Power: Vertical Garden

by Brooke Elliot

Forget about your ho-hum garden on the ground and reach for the sun with our vertical garden of trellised tomatoes, squash and cucumbers.

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