Organic Gardening

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

20 Tips for Success in Germinating Seeds in Hot Weather

By Pam Dawling

Some crops are a special challenge to get started in hot weather. Here are twenty tips to improve your success rate. Some apply to many crops, some are specific to the crops most challenging in hot weather.


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.


Grow Great Lettuce in Winter

By Pam Dawling

With a little planning, you can harvest fresh, homegrown greens in the coldest season. Ready to learn more? Lettuce begin!


How to Use a Farmer’s Almanac

By Bryan Traficante, GardenInMinutes

A guiding hand for making more educated gardening decisions.


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Consider Adding Borage To Your Garden

By Rebecca Harrold

Borage is a valuable plant for an organic garden. It attracts beneficial insects, boosts compost, and provides food and herbal medicine.


Starting Seeds in Hot Weather

By Pam Dawling

Season extension and year-round vegetable production include gardening in hot weather, when there are some particular challenges to overcome. Some seeds are hard to germinate when the weather is hot. The first tool is information on normal germination temperatures for various crops, and ways to achieve the temperature goals. Other techniques include soaking and pre-sprouting seeds.


Turning Invasive Weeds Into Income

By Pam Sherman

Many invasive weeds have uses as crops themselves. In this post, we'll take a look at how some businesses use some of the most persistent weeds as raw material—and have for years.


Organic Gardening with Fun Plants

By Carole Coates

Organic vegetable gardening is serious business, but that's no reason not to jazz up your garden with some funky, fun plants. Check out how the author adds spice and color to her vegetable garden.



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