Organic Gardening

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

Experimentation with Hugelkulture

By Sean Mitzel

On the surface it makes sense that hugelkulture would provide many benefits including: increased microbial activity, low maintenance, decreased water requirements, increased planting surface area, nutrient release from rotting wood, turns a waste product into an asset and increased soil temperatures from some composting action. However, we wanted to test it and be able to see those positive results for ourselves.


Adaptive Gardening Makes Growing Accessible To All

By Paul Wood

Adaptive gardening "adapts" physical gardens and tools so anyone - even people with mobility limitations - can grow organic fruits, vegetables and flowers.


The Cotton Project

By Cindy Conner, Homeplace Earth

: If you grow more than one cotton variety at a time in your garden, most likely they will cross, meaning the seeds you save may grow out to produce a different colored fiber than you had in mind. With my Cotton Project I explored what would happen when the seeds from green and brown cotton from cross-pollinated plants were grown out.


Growing Lettuce Year Round: Succession Planting for a Continuous Supply

By Pam Dawling

Seven tips to scheduling lettuce plantings so that you have neither gluts nor gaps in your supply, and can extend the popular lettuce seasons of fall and spring. Depending on your climate and if you have a hoophouse or greenhouse for protected growing, you might get these seasons to meet so that you have a continuous supply of salads all year.


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Growing Cannabis in Raised Garden Beds

By Bryan Traficante, Garden In Minutes

As public perception of marijuana across the U.S. has softened, growing the plant for personal use is now becoming a legal reality. However, online information about growing the plant is often found in open forums leading to advice that can be anecdotal or contradictory. So, we put curiosity and confusion to rest and spoke to a Marijuana Growing Consultant from Seattle about growing the plant out in the open, in a raised garden! His professional insight and recommendations were collected and put into this guide.


5 Container Gardening Tips to Successfully Grow Produce

By Jennifer Poindexter, Morning Chores

My yard is not very big so, I have always filled clay pots with brightly colored flowers to place around the outside of my home. Here is what I have learned from my container gardening adventures.


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.