Organic Gardening

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

Heirloom Really Is The Perfect Word For Such Treasures

By Craig LeHoullier

I've read some articles expressing displeasure with the word "heirloom" for various reasons. My view is that "heirloom" is the perfect word. Let me share my reasons with you in my first blog for Heirloom Gardener.

How Many Seeds Should We Save?

By Oscar H. Will III

Editorial Director Hank Will offers sage advice for seed saving to preserve the genetics of heirloom cultivars.

Keeping Cats Out of the Garden Beds

By Caitlin Wilson

Editor Caitlin Wilson offers sage advice for keeping garden beds from becoming litter boxes for cats.

Gardening in Humid Climates

By Samantha Johnson

Train your eye to pounce on muggy climate plant diseases, and embrace cultivars suited for moisture and warmth.


Grow a Shakespeare Garden

By Rose Morris

Craft a garden inspired by the plays and poems of the bard himself — William Shakespeare — with a look back on history and a few helpful hints.

Elderflowers to Market

By Michael Brown

You might recognize elderberry as a booming, beneficial commercial crop, but don’t overlook the elderflower, which has grown into a market all its own.

Working Clay Soil for Gardening

By Vicki Mattern

Learn how you can work organic matter into your heavy clay soil to make gardening easier while still retaining clay’s rich minerals.

Start Seeds with Soil Blocks

By Eliot Coleman

Skip the seed-starting pots this spring, and instead plant your seeds directly in compressed blocks of soil that move easily from grow lights to garden.

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