Organic Gardening

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

Hoophouse Vegetable Crop Rotations

By Pam Dawling

Vegetable crop rotation in a hoophouse is challenging, because we tend to want the same crops every year. And yet the reasons for rotating crops: maintaining soil health, limiting pests and diseases, and growing healthy productive crops, remain the same as for outdoors. This article explains how we rotate crops between beds or partial beds each season.

Plan Now for a Caterpillar, Butterfly Habitat in Spring

By Corinne Gompf, Heritage Harvest Farm

Adding a butterfly garden requires a variety of plants.

Dig It! Time to Transplant Your Perennials

By Corinne Gompf, Heritage Harvest Farm

Early fall is the perfect time to divide and transplant your perennials.


September in St. Johns: Apache County Fair

By Regina Hitchcock

The culmination of the entire gardening season happens the week after Labor Day in Apache County: The Apache County Fair. In talking to entrants about their gardening tips and tricks, a person can garner invaluable information about organic gardening on the Southern Colorado River Plateau.

A Mid-Summer Foliar Spray for Fertilization and Pest Control

By Joshua Burman Thayer, Native Sun Gardens

This easy blend can be given as a root drench and also as a foliar spray. Foliar is to be applied in the time when the sun is up but too low to shine on the leaves. By spraying directly on the plants leaves, a boost to their metabolism hits them faster than in the soil.

Grow Sub-tropical Moringa for Food and Fodder

By Joshua Burman Thayer, Native Sun Gardens

The amazing a fast-growing soil-builder called moringa (Moringa Oleifera) is a perennial plant that is edible from root-to-shoot and can be a real boon to your garden and orchard. High in iron, it is an amazing vegetarian nutrition boost to you and your chickens.


In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Charlotte and her co-host Christianna meet with Dre Taylor, of Nile Valley Aquaponics, to discuss the difference between aquaponics and hydroponics, how he got started, and what this farming style has done for him and the community.

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