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Organic Gardening

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

How to Water the Garden

By Susan Glaese

Learn to water efficiently by knowing what tools to use, when to water, water conservation, how much, how often and water-saving tricks. Originally published as "Watering the Garden" July/August 1986 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Natural Lawn Care: Tools, Tips and Maintenance

By Archie Adams

Green, lush lawns are a passion for many homeowners. Caring for grass without chemicals will take time and can be aided by this tool list and sample calendar.

Enjoy Native Twinleaf’s Delicate Flowers in Your Woodland Garden

By Barry Glick, Sunshine Farm and Gardens

Plant native twinleaf as shrub-like plant that grows well in forest settings and will bear flowers persistent all growing season long.

Creating Community in a Community Garden

By Brooke Wiland

The importance of the community garden for a young rookie gardener is unparalleled. But how do we go about creating community during a time of social distance?


Why, When and How to Hill Potatoes

By Pam Dawling

Hilling potatoes can increase the number of potatoes per plant, kill most of the weeds, and protect the plants from death by frost.

5 Easy Vegetables to Grow

By Carole Coates

If you’re new to gardening, you probably want to start with vegetable that are easy to grow and maintain. This article provides you with plenty of choices of easy-to-grow vegetables.

Grow it Yourself: My Advice to Beginning Gardeners

By Carole Coates

Plenty of people are taking up gardening for the first time. If you’re one of them, you’re probably interested in the best way to go about it.

Beginner's Guide to Growing Roses

By Michael Feldmann

From siting, selecting cultivars, and making homemade rose fertilizer, growing roses is not as difficult as you may think and is worth the effort for showy blooms.

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