Organic Gardening

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

Planting Leeks

By Pam Dawling

Leeks are a wonderful cold-hardy crop that provide a tasty change from leafy greens and stored roots in the winter. They provide onion-like flavor without pungency and without worries about the plants bolting. By growing appropriate varieties, and transplanting enough, you can provide harvests over several cold months. We plant out in June for fall and winter harvests.

Improve Soil With Organic Matter

By Anna Twitto

Improving soil takes time, patience, and plenty of organic matter.

Planting Carrots

By Celeste Longacre

Carrots can be hard to germinate. Check out this easy trick for greater success.

The Heritage Grain Trials Project

By Lydia Noyes

The nonprofit Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance is preserving heirloom grains that are ideally suited to Rocky Mountain growing conditions.


9 Permaculture Practices

By Jessi Bloom

Apply permaculture to your land to nurture its natural features.

Grafting Fruit Trees

Fuse stems with rootstocks to form fast-growing, fruit-bearing plants.

Weeding Done Right

By Anna Twitto

Weeding is a necessary garden chore, but it can be made a lot easier when done right.

Flax to Linen: Flowering to Rippling

By Cindy Conner, Homeplace Earth

Going from planting seeds to making clothes with the fiber you’ve grown can be esciting. Learn about how to do that with flax that will be on its way to linen cloth. For the best flax fiber to spin into linen, you need to harvest at the right time.