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Inside Mother Earth News “Guide to Growing Your Own Food,” on newsstands April 6
Save time and money on preparing food, grow organic produce, preserve fresh flavor and more 


Grow Great-tasting Tomatoes — Learn how to boost your tomatoes’ flavor by combining the best plant varieties with fertile soil, water and sunshine. Page 46

Make Gardening Easier with Permanent Beds — Get your garden off to a great start with these three easy methods for creating new garden beds. Page 10

Capture Homegrown Flavor by Learning to Can — Preserve your harvest’s fresh flavor and save money with this beginner’s guide to canning. Page 40

Save Money with DIY Organic Fertilizer — Increase your garden’s productivity and nourish the soil with this easy, inexpensive recipe for organic fertilizer. Page 28

Plant a Convenient Kitchen Herb Garden — Use these four space-saving garden plans to grow fresh herbs that you can use to create healthy, tasty meals. Page 62

Grow Free Fruit Trees — Enjoy fresh — and free — peaches, apricots or nectarines with this easy method for growing trees from seeds. Page 67

and much more …

About Mother Earth News
Mother Earth News ( is the Original Guide to Living Wisely. Launched in 1970, each bimonthly issue of Mother Earth News features practical and money-saving information on organic gardening; do-it-yourself projects; cutting energy costs; using renewable energy; green home building and remodeling; rural living; and conscientious, self-sufficient lifestyles. Mother Earth News offers free syndicated content, RSS feeds and topic-specific e-newsletters for journalists and consumers.

About Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division. 

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