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Organic Gardening

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

Gardening with Historic Ornamentals

By Jo Ann Gardner

For a beautiful, low-maintenance landscape, give gardening with historic ornamentals a try!


How to Garden by the Moon

By Bryan Traficante

Using the lunar cycle to pinpoint seed planting dates for healthier plants and more bountiful harvest is ...


Transplanting Tomato Seedlings

By Rebecca Anne Cole

Knowing when and how to transplant tomato seedlings to the garden will ensure a healthy, productive tomato crop.


Waiting for Spring Weather

By Cathy Pouria

Trying milkweed seed-stratification for the first time and Bluebird watching while waiting for milder weather!


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Starting Tomatoes from Seed

By Rebecca Anne Cole

Starting tomatoes from seed allows home gardeners to grow their own heirloom tomato varieties. Most tomatoes grown from seed are started indoors six to eight weeks before transplanting to the garden.


When and How to Transplant Cabbage Seedlings to the Garden

By Rebecca Anne Cole

Knowing when and how to transplant cabbage seedlings to the garden is essential to healthy plants and a successful cabbage crop.


Popular Summer Heirloom Vegetables

By Bryan Traficante

Heirlooms are often cited as being more flavorful, nutritious, and locally adapted. Here are some of the more adapted and popular varietals to try in your summer garden!


Beautiful Beneficial Nasturtium

By Rebecca Anne Cole

Nasturtium is a delicate annual that adds color and beauty to ornamental garden spaces. When used in companion planting, nasturtium serves as an effective insect and weed deterrent for organic vegetable gardening.



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