Organic Gardening

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

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.

Use the Right Organic Pesticide

By Barbara Pleasant

Take control of your garden with the help of this in-depth look at a variety of organic pesticides and how to use them.


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.

Plenty of Peas

By Barbara Pleasant

Prepare your garden and kitchen for a plethora of peas this growing season.

Plant a Bug Spray Garden

By Juliette Abigail Carr

Plant herbal allies to defend your family from bites and your garden from pests.

Organic Fertilizer Options

By Howard Garrett

Hear from “The Dirt Doctor” about some of his top choices for organic fertilizer, and how they provide vital nutrients for your plants.

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