Organic Gardening

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

Don’t Blindly Trust Manure, Hay, or Compost!

By David Goodman

Every year gardeners lose their crops thanks to formerly safe gardening amendments. Don’t let your garden be next!

Seed Conundrum

By Cindy Conner, Homeplace Earth

Seeds of different varieties can look the same, but produce vastly different plants. On the other hand, some varieties of plants, such as cotton, let themselves be known by the seeds themselves. No matter what the variety, sometimes we get them mixed up. It happens to the best of us.

How to Make Willow Structures for Your Garden

By Benedict Vanheems

Quick-growing willow provides plenty of natural material that you can work with in the garden. Watch our step-by-step video or read on to find out how to make a willow hurdle.

Mulching with Arborist Chips

By Blythe Pelham

Using free mulch from a tree service (arborist chips) can be a cost-saver but it comes with the need to be vigilant to certain potential hazards and requirements. Blythe speaks to some of these problems and how to deal with them in this post.


DIY Watering System for Vegetable or Flower Gardens

By Kurt Jacobson

How to make a low-cost dual watering system for home or small farm gardens

Chinese Greenhouses for Winter Gardening

By Kris De Decker

Unlock the full potential of the sun with an energy-efficient passive solar greenhouse, and grow warm-season plants year round with little to no extra heating.

Beginning Your Medicinal Herb Garden, Part 2

By Sean and Monica Metzel

Last time I covered Lemon balm, Chamomile, and Echinacea. This time I will cover calendula, Garlic, and Arnica. Three very different plants but all great for a home medical kit.

Seed to Garment: Spinning Cotton

By Cindy Conner, Homeplace Earth

Have you seen cotton plants in a museum and wondered how that could ever become clothes? It is not as hard as you think. Learn to spin the fiber and you are on your way to producing cloth.