Organic Gardening

Articles about organic pest and weed control, season extension, tools of the trade, and more.

Rule Breaking Gardening

By Sheryl Campbell

How we broke conventional gardening rules to get to ten months of delectable home-grown vegetables.

Winter’s for the Birds

By Samantha Johnson

Help your feathered friends when the temperatures drop with a selection of plants that’ll keep their bellies full all season long.

Kiwis in the Garden

By Andrew Weidman

Consider kiwis for your next garden experiment. With the right care and support, you can bring this one-of-a-kind fruit to your backyard.

Growing Naturally Green Cotton

By Carla Tilghman

Follow the experiments of two fiber artists as they grow a nearly forgotten cultivar of cotton.


Community Garden: Feedback from Our Readers

By Heirloom Gardener readers

Hear from fellow readers, gather some gardening advice, and read about treasured heirlooms in our new Community Garden corner.

Useful Winter Weeds: Chickweed, Bittercress and Henbit

By Leslie Simpson

There are lovely winter weeds with numerous nutrition and medicinal benefits in your garden. A good example is healthy chickweed or hairy bittercress. We have identified the benefits among a few common options—chickweed, bittercress, and henbit.

How to Select a Tree Planting Site

By Orin Martin and Manjula Martin

Learn what factors to consider when deciding where and when to plant a new fruit tree, including resources on find a spot with the best sun exposure.

Pruning Anatomy 101

By Orin Martin and Manjula Martin

Prune your trees more effectively using this guide explaining the basic anatomy of a tree, so that your pruning will be tailored to the needs of your tree.

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