Organic Gardening

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

Planning An Acreage Garden: A Mixed Annual & Perennial Garden for a Family of Five

By Rosemary Hansen

It's never too early to start planning your big acreage garden! Join Rosemary as she calculates how much space you need to feed a family of five.


Therapeutic Planting

By MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editors

Letters from our readers about planting for therapy, generous gardening, tropical forages, and more.


5 Things You Need to Start Your Seeds Indoors

Article and photos by Kimberlee Bastien

Author Kimberlee Bastien shares the five most important ingredients for starting healthy seedlings indoors.


Cadets Create Indoor Farm Inside Shipping Containers

By Jennifer Albert and Dalia Martinez

From the confined space of a shipping container, military college cadets grow and harvest hundreds of heads of lettuce per week for staff and students.


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Caffeinated Seedlings

By MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editors

Tips from our readers on starting seedlings, storing garden gloves, growing green beans, and more.


12 Considerations for Farming with your Partner: Making A Living While Building a Life

By Darby Weaver, Sun Dog Farm

Farming with your spouse or romantic partner can be beautiful and terrible and will likely end up being both. After 10 years of trying to figure this out for myself, I've come up with 12 considerations for all of you dreamers out there hoping to farm with your loved one and cultivate success in business and in life.


Garlic Growing Tips for Your Garden

By Bryan Traficante, GardenInMinutes

Growing garlic is a bit of a challenge, so we need to be mindful of its preferences. The key to great garlic is allowing it to mature. All plants have things they like and don’t like: when they grow, where they grow, soil type, seed spacing, storage, etc. Without knowing about what we plant, our gardens will never grow. So, let's learn!


13 Steps to Planning your Vegetable Garden

By Pam Dawling

Plan your gardens now, so you are ready to start as soon as possible. Whether you are growing for your family or to make a living, good plans will reduce stress and maximize the growing season time you can spend focused on the actual gardens. Having a good plan will also help you adapt and improvise when things turn out differently than you expected.



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