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Planet Natural provides expert gardening advice and tips for growing healthy delicious food and beautiful, sustainable environments without harmful pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

23 How-To Guides and 897 articles from organic gardening experts.

Composting Guru

Compost & Soil

Our popular composting guide makes it easy to start producing nature’s perfect soil amendment.

Pest Problem Solver

Pest Control

Have a pest problem? Click here for pictures, descriptions and a complete list of earth-friendly remedies.

Vegetable Growing Guides

Vegetables

Tips and techniques for planting, growing and harvesting your favorite vegetables at home. Dig in!

How to Grow Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Welcome to Planet Natural’s go-to guide for growing juicy, extra flavorful, organic tomatoes in your own backyard.

Four Season Harvest

Video Channel

With a few tweaks to your veggie plot, you can harvest fresh produce nearly year-round. Learn how here.

How to Grow Herbs

Herbs

Make every meal better with fresh seasonings from your garden. Here's our expert advice on growing naturally.

Crop Rotation for Home Gardens

Pest Control

Learn how to rotate vegetable crops to control disease, weeds and pests while boosting soil quality.

Using Autumn's Bounty

Seasonal Care

Leaves, easily turned into protective mulch, soil-enhancing leaf mold or rich compost, are the fall season’s gift to the composter.

Indoor Gardening 101

Hydroponics

When the winter blahs set in and your dreaming of fresh greens from your summer garden, consider growing indoors.

Compost & Soil

Preparing Garden Soil

Compost & Soil

Healthy soil is the basis of healthy plants and a healthy environment.

Home Composting 101

Compost

Compost happens… but it happens a whole lot faster when you know how!

Worm Composting 101

Compost

Composting with worms (a.k.a. vermicomposting) is the proverbial win-win situation.

Gardens

Why Grow Organic? Taste.

Community

There are many reasons to eat organically. Better taste is one.

Hybrids, GMOs: Not the Same

Food Safety

Clearing up the confusion between hybrids and genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

Beneficial Insects for Pest Control

Beneficial Insects

How to properly use beneficial insects to control garden pests.

Indoor Gardens

Tips For Accurate pH Testing

Hydroponics

Optimal pH levels are critical to healthy plants and high yields in both soil and hydroponics gardening.

Indoor Winter Gardening Revolution

Indoor Gardening

More and more gardeners are growing inside their homes under lights.

Growing, Enjoying Microgreens

Indoor Gardens

Like sprouts, radish, beet and other young greens make nutritious salad additions.

Landscaping

Dandelion Control

Healthy Lawns

Yes, it is possible to get rid of dandelions without using toxic sprays. Here's how.

Flower Gardening 101

Flower Gardens

A garden filled with flowers will brighten up and enliven any landscape.

Plant a Thyme Lawn

Gardens

Thyme makes a good, natural lawn replacement. Here's how to grow this attractive, drought-resistant herb instead of grass.

News

Why Grow Organic? Taste.

Community

There are many reasons to eat organically. Better taste is one.

Hybrids, GMOs: Not the Same

Food Safety

Clearing up the confusion between hybrids and genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

Winter Growing: Heating Greenhouses

Climate

Keep your winter greenhouse productive with these heating and heat-conserving ideas.

Pest Control

Dandelion Control

Healthy Lawns

Yes, it is possible to get rid of dandelions without using toxic sprays. Here's how.

Beneficial Insects for Pest Control

Beneficial Insects

How to properly use beneficial insects to control garden pests.

How to Get Rid of Bugs Organically

Beneficial Insects

Safe, effective and simple – pest control at its very best.

Seasonal

Hybrids, GMOs: Not the Same

Food Safety

Clearing up the confusion between hybrids and genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

Preparing Garden Soil

Compost & Soil

Healthy soil is the basis of healthy plants and a healthy environment.

Raised Bed Gardening 101

Garden Design

Tips and techniques for high-yield, raised bed vegetable gardens.