Organic Gardening

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

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.

A Reverse CSA: Turning Unused Land Into Food

By Kurt Jacobson

A new way to grow your own veggies and fruit, and invite your neighbors to help.


6 Multi-use Flowers that Do Double Duty

By Tina T. Ames

These six favorite flowers, including sunflowers and lavender, not only look beautiful and are great for bees – but do much more.

Artificial Environments and the Proliferation of Industrial Hemp

By Robert Clarke and Mark Merlin

Learn about the recent history of hemp and cannabis.

DIY Watering Can

By Cathy James

Transform your milk jug into a watering can.

Pretend-Play Potting Shed

By Cathy James

Inspire a love of gardening in the children in your life by creating a potting shed just for them.

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