Organic Gardening

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

Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden

By Carole Coates

It's never too early to add fruit trees to your home gardening plans. The reward is well worth the effort. The author of this article lists ten important tips for growing fruit trees.

Why Do Potatoes Sprout and How Can You Prevent Sprouting?

By Pam Dawling

How to stop potatoes sprouting in storage. How to provide the ideal conditions for long term potato storage. How to sprout seed potatoes before planting.

Country Lore: February/March 2018

Submitted by MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers

Readers’ tips about how to build a solar powered food dryer, a straw bale garden, how to deter unwanted garden critters, repurposing and upcycling projects, and more!

Organic Gardening Tips for Newbies

By Carole Coates

Are you new to gardening? Have a hankering to grow your own food but don’t know where to begin? With her tips for successful gardening, the author, Carole Coates, shares gardening secrets to help you be a successful gardener.


Military Service to Farmer: Four Skills US Veterans Bring to the Field

By Lisa Kivirist

At first glance, a military career and farming livelihood may not seem to cross-pollinate. But dig a little deeper and hear the inspiring story of veteran Stepheni Norton, owner of Dickinson Farm in San Diego, and the opportunities for former military to both heal and thrive in the field quickly grow.

From the Squirrel Garden

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

I may be proud of the pumpkins I grew this year...but they're nothing compared with the crop planted by the resident squirrels!

Start Your Herb Garden Today

By Anna Twitto

Any season is a good time to start an herb garden.

Spring Soil-Prep Steps for Busy People

By Bryan Traficante, GardenInMinutes

Save time and grow a better garden after winter by prepping your garden with these basic steps.