Organic Gardening

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

How to Build Your Own Raised Beds and Garden Boxes

By Jennifer Poindexter, Morning Chores

Learn how your garden can benefit from raised beds, and what type of plants grow perfectly in them.

Feeding Pollinators with Brassica Flowers

By Esther Coco Boe

Instead of just pulling out brassica plants after harvest, try leaving them alone to go to seed. Not only will the bees and other pollinators thank you, you will have a front row seat for the life cycle event that happens by planting a pollinator garden.

Building Soil with Small-Scale Hugelkultur Beds

By Michael Perry and Schikoy Rayn, Sacred Circle Homestead

How to create small-scale Hugelkultur beds to build soil, increase nutrients, and prevent erosion. This is especially helpful if you have poor soils but still would like to garden without tilling.

Learn to Grow Your Own Clothes

By Cindy Conner

You can actually grow your own clothes, starting with seeds for cotton and flax/linen planted in your garden, and taking the fiber all the way to something to wear. Even if you can already grow and sew things, there are many more skills to master in between. Identify the skills you need to add and how you can go about learning them.


Growing Peppers from Sowing to Harvest

by Benedict VanHeems

Whether you prefer sweet peppers or hot, there’s none more satisfying than those you’ve grown yourself.

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting a Vegetable Garden

By Benedict VanHeems

Growing a garden is equal parts challenging, rewarding, mystifying, and uplifting. There’s a lot to learn, but we’re here to help.

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.

Tips for Successful Seed Starting

By Shelby DeVore, Farminence

Starting seeds indoors this year? Make sure that you get your seedlings off to the best start possible with these tips.

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