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Organic Gardening

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

Homemade Organic Fertilizers

By Bryan O’Hara

Create your own plant-feeding formulas, from the seed-starting to the fruiting stage, with help and inspiration from these recipes.

Great Garden Plans: Made in the Shade

By Jessica Walliser

This compact garden design brings colorful texture to a shady nook by utilizing ornamental plants that thrive on minimal sunlight.

Make Biochar in a Burn Pit

By Jeff Cox

Ready to enrich your soil naturally? Try making your very own light and powdery biochar in a burn pit with this easy tutorial.

Victory Gardens: Then and Now

By Randel A. Agrella

Victory gardens fed citizens on the home-front during both world wars, and a modern version of this campaign is still in use today.


Weed it and Reap

By Jack Wallington

The history of a gardener’s greatest enemy reveals a relationship deeper and longer than any plant root.

Make Instant Garden Beds

Story by Barbara Pleasant; illustrations by Elayne Sears

Follow these tips for creating no-dig garden plots without any fuss.

Recommended Garden Accessories for Spring

By Mother Earth Gardener Editors

Our staff reviews high-quality products that’ll help you spring back into gardening.

Is Rooftop Gardening as Good as Having an Actual Garden?

By Emma Metson

In this post we discuss the thought process behind rooftop gardens, their benefits, and considerations you must make if you plan to create one. More importantly, do rooftop gardens live up to more traditional backyard gardens?

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