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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.

Ladybugs for Garden Pests

Beneficial Insects

Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home, your house is on fire, your children all gone.

Truth or Consequences: A Beneficial Insect Pop Quiz

Beneficial Insects

Take the Planet Natural true or false test and find out how much you know about beneficial insects.

Good Bugs in Your Garden

Beneficial Insects

Attracting or importing "the good bugs" into your yard or garden is a great way to reduce the number of insect pests.

Theme Gardens: Now there's an idea!

Garden Design

Get your creative juices flowing and grow spectacular gardens with our list of themes and design ideas.

Garden Planning and Design

Flower Gardens

Design your best gardens ever with our eye-catching tips, ideas and plant recommendations.

Gardening with Children


Big or small, growing projects teach kids to nurture seeds and plants -- and thus themselves -- and responsibility.

Seasonal Garden Care


Garden care is a year-round activity, its rhythms dictated by seasonal conditions and local climates.

Does Companion Planting Work?

Garden Design

There’s little study that backs up the notion that certain plants, when grown near each other, are mutually beneficial.

Companion Plants

Garden Design

How some plants grow better near some companions than they do when alone.

Garden Tasks for December

Garden Calendar

Here's our gardener's to-do list for December.

The Perfect Potting Mix Recipe

Container Gardens

Learn how to make your own soils for container gardens ... and save BIG money!

Mycorrhizae Benefits

Compost & Soil

Encourage explosive root growth and maximize your garden's potential with mycorrhizal fungi.