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TAG : Organic gardening

Seed Starting: Easy Setups for Home Gardeners

Growing your own seedlings indoors can save you big bucks, as well as open up a whole new world of crop variety options. When you start seeds at home, you aren’t limited to the, well, “garden variety” plants available at most garden centers. You can order seeds of anything you desire to ...

Seed Starting Made Simple

You’ll love the benefits of growing your own transplants. You can grow unique heirloom selections as well as the best varieties for your garden’s conditions — which will boost your yields and reduce losses to pests, disease and severe weather.The potential money savings aren’t small ...

Seed Starting Basics

After the warmth of holiday gatherings and festivities, planning for spring comforts us in the cold, short days of winter. Apart from the satisfying process of nurturing little green seedlings under your roof, practical reasons exist to start some of your seeds indoors. First, well-established ...

A Winter Container Garden

It's a typically bone-chilling winter day in southern New York State, with the mercury huddled at 20°F and six feet of crusty snow on the ground. Yet I've just picked some fresh Swiss chard for tonight's dinner! In another day or so, I'll gather some kale. I harvested tender, green broccoli a ...

Growing Microgreens from Sowing to Harvest

Photo by Pixabay/JillWellington Microgreens are incredibly speedy, reaching harvesting size just five to 25 days after sowing. The crops most commonly grown as microgreens are leafy herbs, salads and brassicas such as radishes and turnips.To grow microgreens indoors in winter, you need some ...

Best Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors

I began growing my own vegetable seedlings more than 30 years ago, and I still remember my sad first attempts. Many seedlings keeled over and died, and some seeds never germinated at all. Experience has taught me how to prevent these problems, and every year I deepen my garden’s diversity, ...

Grow a Year-Round Indoor Salad Garden

A very simple idea put me on the path toward growing a year-round indoor salad garden: I wanted fresh salad greens throughout winter. This desire occurred to me one fall afternoon as I was putting my garden to bed and planting my garlic for the following year. With a pantry, cold cellar, and ...

Winter Gardening Tips for Better Soil and Harvests

Winter gardening tips, including six top crops for winter harvests, plus how to build better soil and get ready for spring.Winter Gardening TipsWhat are you growing in your garden this winter? This is not a trick question. When you work an organic food garden in ways that bring out the best in ...

Timely Winter Gardening Tips for Where You Live

Snow blankets the ground from Maine to Washington, while the humid southeast and the sweltering southwest become a bit more temperate. Our country’s vast geographic diversity means winter entails different things for gardeners depending on where they live. Regional experts offer these winter ...

My Rocky Mountain Winter Garden

This Rocky Mountain winter garden uses the low-tech method developed by Eliot Coleman to produce salad greens all winter long.My Rocky Mountain Winter GardenIn the following story, Clara Coleman reports on her first experience using a low-tech method developed by her father, Eliot Coleman, for ...