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Organic Gardening

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

Why, When and How to Hill Potatoes

By Pam Dawling

Hilling potatoes can increase the number of potatoes per plant, kill most of the weeds, and protect the plants from death by frost.

5 Easy Vegetables to Grow

By Carole Coates

If you’re new to gardening, you probably want to start with vegetable that are easy to grow and maintain. This article provides you with plenty of choices of easy-to-grow vegetables.

Grow it Yourself: My Advice to Beginning Gardeners

By Carole Coates

Plenty of people are taking up gardening for the first time. If you’re one of them, you’re probably interested in the best way to go about it.

Beginner's Guide to Growing Roses

By Michael Feldmann

From siting, selecting cultivars, and making homemade rose fertilizer, growing roses is not as difficult as you may think and is worth the effort for showy blooms.


Hill Farm’s High Tunnels

Story by Kurt Jacobson

These shelters offer year-round protection to Hill Farm’s “vintage vegetables,” defending them from record rainfalls and bitter winds.

Why I Prefer Raised Garden Beds

By Liz Beavis, Eight Acres Farm

In my latest garden I decided to try raised garden beds and I definitely prefer them to in-ground beds.

Dear Mother: Improving Pollinators

By Mother Earth News Readers

Read letters from readers about family heirlooms, planting potatoes, and getting through these trying times.

The Best Garden Tool That Money Can't Buy

By Alexia Allen, Hawthorn Farm

Before you pick up that hoe, have a seat. Thoughtful observation goes a long way when deciding what and where to plant.

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