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Organic Gardens

Your reward for growing organically means more than freedom from chemicals. You’ll have delectable produce and fresh-picked herbs just steps from your door.

Our articles and tips teach you how to build a garden that’s safe for people, pets and wildlife. Build your own compost pile to create rich soil, reach for earth-friendly fertilizers, and let beneficial insects control pests. Start here to create a productive, sustainable paradise.

Everyone Loves Gardens and Gardening

Community

Our far-flung correspondent in often arid Santa Fe leaves town and reports back.

Garden Tasks for August

Garden Calendar

Grow great vegetables and beautiful blooms with this gardener's to-do list for August.

Micronutrients Essential for Plant Health

Compost & Soil

There’s a whole list of plant micronutrients that are key, in much smaller quantities, to the health of your plants.

Just Say NO to Bug-B-Gone

Bugs & Thugs

How to control garden pests with safe, effective organic sprays.

Garden Tasks for July

Garden Calendar

Weeding, watering and organic pest control top our gardener's to-do list for July.

Ladybugs To the Rescue

Beneficial Insects

Learn how to fight garden pests with the best known insect predator available.

Tomatoes & Basil: How Does YOUR Garden Grow?

Garden Design

Companion plants for tomatoes -- not always a perfect pair!

Permaculture and Organics

Compost

How the practices of organic gardening and permaculture integrate composting into their philosophies.

Garden Tasks for June

Garden Calendar

Protecting, watering and thinning vegetables as spring becomes summer.

Sowing the Seeds of Change

Gardens

Today's gardeners buy organic and heirloom seeds for their unique varieties, rich history, and flavorful harvests.

Soak Seeds Before Planting

Gardens

Tips and tricks to speed germination and get a jump start on the planting season.

Making the Switch to Organic

Garden Design

How to make the transition from conventional to organic production.