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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.

Starting A Garden

Garden Design

Here's all you need to know about starting a new organic vegetable plot.

Eat Organic, Live Longer

Food Safety

A recent study demonstrates the health and longevity benefits of eating organic produce over conventional produce.

Edible Flowers

Flower Gardens

Blossoms you can eat add visual appeal to salads as well as flower beds.

Garden Tasks for March

Garden Calendar

March can test your patience. Our gardener's to-do list will help you cope.

Organic Tomatoes = More Nutrition

Community

The latest information on healthy, heirloom, organically raised tomatoes. Grow them yourself!

Spring & Summer Cover Crops

Compost & Soil

How planting an early season cover crop can benefit your organic garden.

Hazardous Harvest (GMOs)

Food Safety

What genetically-modified crops (GMOs) mean to organic growers.

Garden Planning: Form and Function

Garden Calendar

Plan and design your best gardens ever. We offer tips and ideas to help you get started.

New Year's Resolutions

Gardens

Here's our top ten New Year’s gardening and organic lifestyle resolutions.

Seasons Gleanings

Gardens

This year, despite dark and discouraging events, we can easily call out those things which give us the greatest gift of all -- hope.

Organic Fertilizer Benefits

Compost & Soil

What's the best fertilizer -- natural vs. synthetic -- to use in your garden?

Beneficial Insects for Pest Control

Beneficial Insects

How to properly use beneficial insects to control garden pests.