Organic Gardening

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

When and How to Harvest Broccoli

By Rebecca Anne Cole

Knowing when and how to harvest broccoli is essential to a successful harvest.

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.

Succession Planting for Lazy Chicken Feed

By Sheryl Campbell

Learn how to grow and harvest a buggy crop alongside your vegetables.

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.

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