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Organic Gardening

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

Grow a Food Preservation Garden with These Spring and Summer Crops

By Melodie Metje

There are many crops you can grow to eat fresh and to put up for winter eating. Here are my top picks and tips.

Vegetable Varieties for a Small-Space Survival Garden

By Melodie Metje

Anyone can grow enough produce in a small space, like a flower bed, to eat year round.

Designing a Coronavirus Victory Garden: First Steps

By Ilene White Freedman, House in the Woods Farm

Don't know where to start? These are the first thoughts of where and how to design a garden space for your Victory Garden.

9 First Crops for your Coronavirus Victory Garden

By Ilene White Freedman, House in the Woods Farm

Here are nine first crop ideas for your garden, for a Coronavirus Victory Garden or any garden project.


Plant Your Coronavirus Victory Garden

By Ilene White Freedman, House in the Woods Farm

During the COVID-19 social distancing times, it is the perfect time to plant a Coronavirus Victory Garden. Here is inspiration and a starting point.

Affirmative Agroecological Responses to Coronavirus

By Steven McFadden, Chiron Communications

As the pandemic casts a shadow over supply chains, people are organizing to accelerate community farming and gardening to enhance food security.

Quick-Growing Vegetables Harvest-Ready in 60 Days or Less

By Pam Dawling

This post includes some baby salad crops ready in as little as 21 days, and some full size leaf crops, roots and cabbages ready in less than 60 days.

How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring Planting

By Barbara Pleasant

Taking a couple of extra steps before planting your crops will help ensure healthy garden soil. Here’s how to prepare your garden for spring planting.

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