Organic Gardening

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

Grow Your Own Luffa Sponges

By Hannah Kincaid

With one seed packet and a little know-how, you can easily grow non-toxic, compostable luffa sponges.

Illustrated Guide to Growing Raspberries

By Michael Feldmann

Everything you need to know about growing raspberries, from varieties and propagation, to planting, caring, harvesting and preserving.

'The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm' Book Review

By Pamela Sherman

If you are a gardener or farmer in North America thinking of growing Asian medicinal herbs, particularly Chinese, this book was written for you.

The Pros and Cons of Direct Sowing and Transplanting

By Pam Dawling

When is it better to direct sow a crop in the ground and when is it better to sow indoors and transplant later? Here are the pros and cons of each. Some crops grow better started one way or the other, sometimes the weather or the equipment you have will make the difference.


Garden Transplanting: Expert Advice

By Barbara Pleasant

Follow these four simple steps to garden transplanting. They will help your seedlings make a smooth transition from pot to garden.

Starting Tomato Plants From Seed With Help From Mother Nature

By Cindy Barlowe

Using her grandmother's tried-and-true method of starting heirloom tomatoes from seed, the author discovers it is a more reliable system for producing healthy plants for her garden.

Illustrated Guide to Growing Tomatoes

By Michael Feldmann

Everything you need to know about growing tomatoes, from varieties, planting seeds indoors, to transplanting, caring, harvesting, storing and preserving.

Gardener’s Winter Ritual: Seed Selection, Catalog Combing and Garden Planning (with List of Favored Seed Companies)

By Sarah Joplin

The decision to grow one seed over another is the gardener's winter task. A helpful roster of 19 seed sources is included at the end of the post.

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