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Edible Landscaping
Organic gardening techniques are a must when you are using edibles in your landscape. Whether you're planting vegetables, fruits, herbs, or edible shrubs and trees in your garden, you want it to be as healthy and non-toxic as possible.

Organic Gardening 101
Learn about the basics of organic gardening, from what an

Soil Building
Healthy soil is the foundation for a healthy organic garden. Learn about testing your soil, improving its texture, and increasing its fertility. You can also learn about different types of soil amendments here.

Organic Ornamentals
Ornamental landscape plants can be grown and maintained with organic gardening principles easier than gardeners realize - learn how!

Starting an Organic Garden
Whether you are starting an organic garden from scratch or converting a conventional garden to an organic one, you'll find plenty of information in this section to help you get started.

Improving Your Soil
Soil is the most important part of your organic garden. Here are articles to help you learn more about how to keep your soil healthy, and how to improve problem soils.

End of Summer To-Do List in the Garden
Now that summer is almost over, you need to prep your garden for fall. Here's a list of what you need to do for wrapping things up in your summer garden.

Vegetables & Herbs
Garden-fresh herbs and vegetables are a joy. Growing them is a lot simpler than it seems, and chemical fertilizers and pesticides are completely unnecessary. Here you can learn about how to grow your favorite crops organically.

How to Grow Vegetables
Advice for growing a wide variety of organic vegetables.

What Is a Determinate or Indeterminate Tomato?
This FAQ answers questions about determinate vs. indeterminate tomato varieties, including the difference between the two, when to use which type, and pros and cons of both types.

How to Grow Sprouts in a Jar - Indoor Gardening
Growing sprouts is the easiest way to grow a bit of your own food. Here are instructions for growing sprouts in a jar, as well as recommended varieties and information about buying seed.

What Is Acidic Soil? (Gardening Definition)
What is acidic soil, and is it a problem for your garden? This article provides a quick explanation of acidic soil, signs that your soil may be acidic, and ways to test soil acidity.

First and Last Frost Dates by USDA Zone
This table shows, at a glance, what the first and last frost dates are for each USDA hardiness zone.

Growing Your Own Micro Greens - How to Grow Microgreens
Microgreens are an easy crop to grow indoors or out, in a garden or a container. Here's what you need to know to grow these delicious, beautiful greens.

Understanding and Improving Clay Soil
Clay soil can be extremely frustrating to work with, and few plants will thrive in it. By following a few steps, and putting in some manual labor, you can improve clay soil. This article shows you how.

How To Make a Raised Bed Garden
There are many reasons to make a raised bed garden, from poor soil to a desire to extend your growing season. This article will explain the advantages of raised beds, and tell you how to make one.

Ten Vegetables You Can Grow Without Full Sun
Many of us are blessed (or cursed, depending on how you see it) with shady lots. The general assumption is that if you have anything other than full sun, you can't grow vegetables. Not true! These ten veggies will produce very well with three to six hours of sunlight per day.

Vegetables and Herbs to Plant in September
Wondering what, if anything, you can plant in your vegetable garden in September? Here's a regional list of which crops you can plant now.

Flowers
What is a garden without lush, fragrant blooms? The good news is that flowers, including annuals and perennials, and even roses, grow wonderfully without chemical fertilizers and pesticides. In this section, you'll learn all about growing beautiful flowers organically.

Lawns
A beautiful lawn doesn't have to come at the expense of the environment. It is possible to have a great lawn without using chemicals, wasting water, or polluting the air. Of course, for some, the best lawn is no lawn at all, or an alternative to turfgrass. You'll find plenty of information here about organic lawn care.

Common Drought Tolerant Perennials
Here is our pick of most common drought-tolerant perennials that will surely thrive in your garden to give you a beautiful and dramatic landscape.

15 Gorgeous Must-Plant Dahlias
Dahlias are beautiful ornamental plants that one must include in their garden. Here are our top unique, gorgeous dahlias that you must have.

15 Gorgeous Must-Plant Dahlias
Dahlias are beautiful ornamental plants that one must include in their garden. Here are our top unique, gorgeous dahlias that you must have.

Organic Pest Control for Gardeners Who Want Non-Toxic Solutions
Growing any garden takes work, and organic gardens take just a bit more. Check out these organic pest control options for non-toxic pest solutions.

Organic Garden Maintenance
The day-to-day care and attention given to an organic garden makes chemical pesticides and fertilizers unnecessary. From mulching to watering, this page covers all of the essential tasks that come with maintaining an organic garden.

5 Common Seed-Starting Mistakes to Avoid in Your Garden
Here are five of the most common mistakes gardeners make when planting seeds. By keeping an eye out for some of these issues, you will have better success starting seeds for your organic garden.

Carrot - Fast-Growing Root Crop for the Home Garden
Carrots will be ready to harvest within about 9-18 weeks depending on the variety. See how to grow these amazing root crops in practically no time at all!

Spinach - Healthy Dark Green Vegetable for the Organic Home Garden
Homegrown spinach has a rich and delicious fresh taste that is night and day better than grocery-purchased spinach.

Scallion - Big Onion Flavor in a Few Short Weeks
Scallions are a favorite plant of mine in the home garden because they grow so quickly. They can be harvested within 10-12 weeks for

Potato - A Versatile and Quick Vegetable for Organic Gardens
Want a delicious and hearty vegetable you can grow in just a few weeks? Don't discount the potato which is versatile in the kitchen and easy to grow.

Lettuce - A Variety of Fast-Growing Greens Available to the Home Garden
Lettuce grows so fast it is ready for harvest in less than 12 weeks. Before a single season is over you can enjoy a delicious homegrown vegetable.

Kohlrabi - Exotic and Unusual Vegetable Every Gardener Should Try
Green beans are a popular, fast-growing garden vegetable that belongs in every backyard farm. See tips for prolonging the harvest for maximum yields!

Beets - Nutritious and Easy-to-Grow Root Vegetable
Beets are grown primarily for their delicious and sweet roots, however the crisp leaves are also edible when harvested young. Ready for harvest in weeks!

Swiss Chard - Brightly Colored Greens That Are Fast-Growing
Swiss chard isn't one of the top home vegetable garden plants but it's making a comeback for good reason - quick, easy, and amazing you HAVE to try it!

10 Fast Growing Veggies for an Organic Harvest in 12 Weeks or Less
Green beans are a popular, fast-growing garden vegetable that belongs in every backyard farm. See tips for prolonging the harvest for maximum yields!

Pea - Cool-Season and Fast-Growing Vegetable
Every spring and fall we plant this amazing and fast-growing vegetable for homegrown, organic, and sweet produce. Sugar and snap peas are delicious!

Easy Composting: The Dig and Drop Method
Not everyone has space in the garden for a compost bin or pile, and many, thanks to local ordinances or homeowners association rules, may not be allowed to compost at all. Here is a simple, effective method for composting without a pile.

Organic Gardening Newsletter - About Organic Gardening Newsletter
Here is where you can find back issues of the About Organic Gardening Newsletter.

Top 10 Edible Plants with Summer Flowers
Enjoy your summer even more with a beautiful and blooming garden landscape. Here is our top ten list of edibles that you can easily grow.

Ten Plants for Bumblebees
Bumblebees play an important role in pollinating flowers. You can attract them into your garden by planting these plants.

5 Beneficial Bugs for Organic Gardens
Here are five of the best bugs to welcome into your yard, and how to attract them to your garden.

Vegetables to Direct Sow in June (Regional Guide)
Here is a regional guide to which vegetables you can direct sow in your garden during the month of June.

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Organic Disease Control
It is possible to control disease problems without synthetic chemical. Prevention is key, as is using the least invasive control measure available. This page will offer solutions for a variety of common garden diseases.

Fruits
Fruit is one of those crops that is sprayed mercilessly. The good news is that growing fruit organically is entirely possible for the home gardener. By focusing on prevention and healthy gardening methods, you can grow fruit crops without chemicals.

Organic Fruit Tree Pest Control Measures
Protect your fruit trees from pests. Here are some non-toxic, homemade methods that you can try to prevent and combat bugs from going near your trees.

A Guide to Hydrangea Varieties
Do you have a hard time picking what hydrangea to grow in your garden? Here's a quick and easy guide for a fluffy and colorful blooms perfect for your landscape.

Growing Organic Dill
Are you trying to grow dill on your organic garden? They are quite the beneficial herb. Here is a quick guide to follow.

A Guide to Heuchera Varieties
Can’t decide what kind of heuchera to grow? We’ve compiled a list of heuchera varieties that you can check out.

Heirlooms
Growing heirloom herbs, flowers, fruits, and vegetables is popular among many organic gardeners. Here, you'll find general information about heirlooms, as well as advice for growing different heirloom crops and recommendations about heirloom varieties.

Organic Gardening Glossary
Wondering what a particular organic gardening word, phrase, or technique means? This page will provide quick definitions for all of that gardening terminology.

Heuchera Growing Guide
Caring for your heuchera the right way is important in growing them. Here is a quick guideline for you on how to grow heuchera successfully.

How to Grow Fragrant Lemon Balm
Lemon balm has many uses including tea, recipe ingredient, bouquets, and more. Plus, it smells really good. Here's how you can grow them in your garden.

The Best Varieties of Hostas for the Organic Garden
Hostas offer varieties to your garden, providing different leaf texture, height, and color. Here's an ultimate list of hosta varieties for you to choose from.

Organic Gardening Ideas, Advice, Tips and Techniques
Learn how to grow an organic garden, how to compost and more with organic gardening techniques from About.com Organic Gardening Expert Angela England.

Starting a Lasagna Garden
Lasagna garden is an easy way to grow a vegetable garden that needs no digging, tilling and it's weed free. And fall is the perfect time to start making one.

Fall Pruning - How & When to Do It
Pruning at the right time will help your plants and shrubs to grow healthy. Here are the things that you should remember when pruning.

Protecting Plants from Frost Damage
Early or first frost can bring a lot of damage to your plants, Here are some ways that you can protect and save them.

Things to Keep in Mind When Planting Shrubs and Trees in the Fall
Fall is the perfect time to plant shrubs and trees. With the right preparation, you will succeed in getting an established and good root growth.

Seed Catalogs for Organic Gardeners to Order
A compilation of the best seed catalogs recommended for any gardeners when ordering organic seeds.

How to Effectively and Safely Store Heirloom Seeds
Store seeds for the next season or when the right time comes. There are easy ways so you can collect and store them safely just in time when you're ready to grow them in your garden.

Planning a Water-Efficient Garden
When you prepare your garden carefully during the planning stages, you can achieve a healthy garden that conserves water, and retain moisture and nutrients during drought season.

Simple and Creative Seed Storage Ideas
There are a lot of ways that you can prepare, organize and store your seeds for later use. Here are creative ideas that you can use to save your seeds properly.

Squash Vegetables and Pumpkins That Grow up a Garden Trellis
Small space gardening has used trellises to grow many garden vegetables like beans and tomatoes vertically. Try these squash and pumpkin varieties as well.

Fragrant Plants for Organic Summer Gardens
A fragrance garden is, to me, the epitome of what a garden should be. A feast for the senses. All of the senses.

Fragrant Spring Plants for Gardens for Scented and Beautiful Delights
One of the benefits many gardeners enjoy in the garden landscape is pleasing fragrance. These spring plants create pleasant aroma in the garden.

Harvesting Root Crops from the Garden for Storage
Use your fall garden for delicious root vegetables and use these storage techniques for keeping them fresh in a root cellar - even a simple homemade one!

Dry Farming Tomatoes - Water Conservation in the Organic Garden
Farmers in arid regions have been dry farming for years – essentially, depending on the soil environment to store water for the plants to find, without watering throughout the season. Not only does it save water, but the flavors concentrate, as well.

Watering Your Container Garden Plants - When and How to Water
Container gardens often have to be watered more than a flower bed or well-established mixed border. When should you water your planted containers?

How to Grow Organic Potatoes in the Home Garden or Backyard Farm
Potatoes are a versatile root crop so they can seem intimidating to gardeners to try to grow. How do you plant potatoes? See these secrets for success!

Edible Flowers for Victory Garden Beauty
While many gardeners think of fruits and vegetables in their victory garden, many beautiful flowering plants have edible blossoms.

Understanding the Laws About Organic Gardening
There is a difference between the term

Cottage Garden Perennials and Shrubs
Flowering perennials and shrubs form an easy-maintenance foundation for the organic cottage garden filled with heirloom plant varieties.

Cottage Garden Annual and Biennial Plants
Many of the heirloom plants common in English cottage gardens are annuals or biennials for easy pops of color, fragrance, and volunteer seedlings

Monthly Garden Maintenance Tasks
Taking care of routine tasks is key to keeping your garden healthy and attractive. Every month, I'll provide a list of necessary garden tasks for different regions of the U.S.

How to Make Compost
Wondering how to get started composting? Looking for the best composting method for your garden? Here are plenty of tips and ideas, plus information about the basics of composting.

Garlic
Information about how to grow your own organic garlic.

Peas
Information about growing and harvesting organic peas from your garden.

Potatoes
Information about how to grow organic potatoes in your garden.

Tomatoes
Information about growing organic tomatoes, as well as how to treat tomato pests and diseases organically.

Vermicomposting - Worm Composting
Tips and information about setting up and maintaining a vermicompost (or worm composting) bin.

Books About Compost and Soil
A collection of book reviews that focus on books about compost and soil.

Books About Garden Design
Here you'll find a collection of book reviews that focus on books about designing a garden.

Books About Growing Food
A collection of book reviews that focus on growing your own food (vegetables, fruit, and herbs.)

Books About Gardening
A collection of book reviews that focus on books about general gardening topics.

Organic Gardening Product Reviews
Reviews of organic gardening products including tools, composters, and other items.

Compost
Organic gardeners know that compost is a necessary part of a healthy garden. There are different ways of making compost, and several ways to use it in the garden.

Pest Control
Gardening organically means that reaching for a chemical spray is no longer a solution to pest problems. From dealing with aphid infestations to rodent problems, you'll find plenty of organic pest control solutions here.

Organic Weed Control
Without chemicals, controlling weeds can seem like an impossible task. Through identifying the weeds in your garden, as well as the conditions in which they thrive, you can prevent many of the weed problems many gardeners encounter. This section also contains directions for organic weed control methods.

Garden Tools and Products
Organic gardening isn't done with just your bare hands - the right tool at the right time is priceless! Some typical products are garden tools, composters, garden gloves, lawn mowers, and pest control devices.

Five Vegetables That Are Easy to Grow
If you are considering starting your first vegetable garden (or trying to figure out how to get more produce for less work), the plants on this list are a good place to start. They are not overly picky about temperature, produce throughout the season, and require very little babying from the gardener.

Soil-Less Mix Recipe for Seed Starting
Here is a very high quality recipe for a soil-less mix that is perfect for starting and growing your seeds in. This recipe works in pots, flats, cell packs, and soil blocks.

Complete Lavender Growing Guide
Lavender is an easy to grow perennial herb. Here are some helpful tips on how to grow them in your garden.

Growing Echinacea as a Perennial Flower and Herb
Echinacea plants make a lovely addition to your garden with their beautiful colors. Plus, they are a known medicinal herb as well. Here's how to grow them.

How to Plant Zinnia Seeds
Zinnias can be planted directly or transplanted into the garden. How a quick guide on how to grow them from seeds, read more here.

How to Plant, Grow, and Maintain Hostas
Hostas make really lovely foliage and they are quite versatile and adaptable. To help them reach their full potential, here are things that you need to know about growing them.

How to Grow Daylilies
Daylilies are hard perennials that are easy to grow. Still, there are some things to consider in growing them. Read more for our daylilies growing guide.

Lettuce Growing Guide
Lettuce is a must vegetable that you can add in your spring garden. Learn how the ins and outs in growing them.

10 Cannas You Won't Believe are Real
Cannas are always so interesting with their dramatic flowers. Here is a list to top 10 gorgeous and stunning cannas for a more beautiful landscape.

Growing Fresh Spring Greens
Fresh salad greens are the perfect treat now that the temperature is getting warmer. For your spring garden, growing these spring greens is a must. Read more for a quick growing guide.

Growing an Edible Amaranth Harvest
Amaranth can be grown nut just for visual interest but it can also be harvested for food. Here's what you need to know about edible amaranth.

Growing Bush Beans
Bush beans are great addition to your vegetable garden. They are super easy to grow and here's a quick growing guide to help you get started.

A Guide for Growing Kale
Kale can be planted form early spring to early summer. Enjoy these green leafy vegetable on your table with this growing guide.

Growing Pole Beans
Pole beans can be grown easily and harvesting them are so rewarding. Here's a quick guide on how to plant and grow them in your garden.

A Guide for Growing Beets
Contrary to what a lot of think, beets can be grown in your own home. There are really tasty and easy to grow. Learn how with this article.

Affordable Plans for a Home Vegetable Garden
It might still be winter but it's the perfect time to start planning your for spring gardening. Here are some tips to help you out.

How to Thin Young Fruit on Your Fruit Trees
Here are some things to consider when deciding which fruit to prune from your apple tree.

Removing Apples from Cluster - How to Prune Fruit from an Apple Tree
How to remove small fruits when thinning fruit clusters on fruit trees.

How to Thin the Fruit on an Apple Tree
Steps to thin fruit from an apple tree.

Finish Thinning the Cluster - Thinning Fruit from an Apple Tree
Steps for thinning fruit from an apple tree.

Prune Fruit from Other Clusters - Thinning Fruit on an Apple Tree
Steps for thinning fruit on an apple tree.

How to Save Tomato Seeds - Saving Tomato Seeds
Here are step-by-step instructions, complete with photos, for saving tomato seeds. It's a simple process, and one that enables you to keep growing your favorite tomatoes year after year.

How to Save Tomato Seeds - Photo Tutorial
Here are step-by-step instructions, complete with photos, for saving tomato seeds. It's a simple process, and one that enables you to keep growing your favorite tomatoes year after year.

How to Save Tomato Seeds - Saving Tomato Seeds
Here are step-by-step instructions, complete with photos, for saving tomato seeds. It's a simple process, and one that enables you to keep growing your favorite tomatoes year after year.

How to Save Tomato Seeds - Saving Tomato Seeds
Here are step-by-step instructions, complete with photos, for saving tomato seeds. It's a simple process, and one that enables you to keep growing your favorite tomatoes year after year.

How to Save Tomato Seeds - Saving Tomato Seeds
Here are step-by-step instructions, complete with photos, for saving tomato seeds. It's a simple process, and one that enables you to keep growing your favorite tomatoes year after year.

How to Save Tomato Seeds - Saving Tomato Seeds
Here are step-by-step instructions, complete with photos, for saving tomato seeds. It's a simple process, and one that enables you to keep growing your favorite tomatoes year after year.

How to Save Tomato Seeds - Saving Tomato Seeds
Here are step-by-step instructions, complete with photos, for saving tomato seeds. It's a simple process, and one that enables you to keep growing your favorite tomatoes year after year.

Keep Plants Watered with a Homemade Olla
Here is a simple tip for keeping your plants from drying out in hot weather.

Heirloom Summer Squash - Varieties of Heirloom Summer Squash
There is more to summer squash than just zucchini.These heirloom summer squashes are tasty, beautiful, and unique. Page 3.

Heirloom Summer Squash - Varieties of Heirloom Summer Squash
There is more to summer squash than just zucchini.These heirloom summer squashes are tasty, beautiful, and unique. Page 4.

Heirloom Summer Squash - Varieties of Heirloom Summer Squash
There is more to summer squash than just zucchini.These heirloom summer squashes are tasty, beautiful, and unique. Page 5.

Heirloom Summer Squash - Varieties of Heirloom Summer Squash
There is more to summer squash than just zucchini.These heirloom summer squashes are tasty, beautiful, and unique.

Beautiful, Delicious Heirloom Summer Squashes
There is more to summer squash than just zucchini.These heirloom summer squashes are tasty, beautiful, and unique.

Types of Home Composting Methods and Systems
So you want to compost, but you don't know where to start? Or you have limitations to deal with, such as a lack of space or neighbors that just don't understand. No matter what your composting needs are, there is a solution out there that will work for you. Here are several easy options for home composting.

How to Store Root Vegetables So They Stay Fresh Longer
A bountiful harvest is a wonderful thing, but how do you store your excess root veggies so they don't go bad? Here are some tips for the best way to store carrots, beets, parsnips and other popular root vegetables.

How to Make a Compost Bin with Wire Fencing
You do not have to make elaborate structures to have a productive compost pile. This compost bin, made from wire fencing, is so easy to make, you'll be able to make a new one whenever you have a surplus of materials to compost.

How To Tell When Watermelon is Ripe
Here is how to tell when your watermelons are ready to harvest.

Make a Toilet Paper Roll Cutworm Collar
If you've had issues with cutworms killing your seedlings in the past, here is a simple, effective solution for protecting your plants from these pests.

What Not To Put in Your Worm Bin
While red wigglers are not particularly choosy about what they'll eat, there are a few things that you should avoid adding to your worm bin, either due to sanitation issues or because they will irritate the worms. Here's what you need to know.

What is Bokashi? - Definition
An explanation of what bokashi is and how it is used.

What is Diatomaceous Earth?
Diatomaceous earth is an effective organic control for snails, slugs, flea bettles, and several other garden pests.

Identifying and Controlling Iris Borers
Iris borers are the single biggest pest threat to irises. All types of irises are at risk of being infested by iris borers, but German

Open Pollinated, Self Pollinated, Heirloom, and Hybrid
The terms open-pollinated, self-pollinated, heirloom, and hybrid can be confusing. This article explains what each term means, and provides examples of plants that fit each type.

How to Prevent Heat Stress in Your Garden Plants
Heat stress in plants is a problem in many parts of the country. Here are the ideas for ways to prevent heat stress in your garden plants.

Heirloom Basics for an Old-Fashioned Garden
Have you wondered what all the fuss is about growing heirloom plants? Turns out there's a great reason why gardeners are going crazy over them.

Making and Using Manure Tea in Your Garden
Manure tea is one of the most valuable concoctions to make for your garden. Here's an explanation of manure tea, and how to make it.

Insect-Eating Birds to Attract to Your Garden
Gardeners don't have to do all of the work themselves. There are several wild birds that can help control insect pests. Here are five of the best, and how to attract them to your garden.

Substitute for Horticultural Sand in Seed Mixes
James asked, via email:. Organic Gardening.

Is it Early or Late Blight, or Septoria?
The information in the table below will help you determine which tomato disease you are dealing with. The symptoms of early blight, late blight, and leaf spot

It's True--You Really Should Talk to Your Plants
In a month-long study performed by the Royal Horticultural Society, researchers discovered that talking to your plants really can help them grow faster. They

Kale, Beets, and Swiss Chard: Three Easy Spinach Alternatives
If you're looking for something to grow after your spinach has bolted, these three delicious greens are worth a try. And here's a bonus: they're slow to bolt, even in the hottest weather.

How to Build a Raised Bed Garden
You can make growing flowers and vegetables in your garden easier with a raised bed garden. Here’s a quick and easy way to build and install one.

New Plants for the 2016 Season
Ready for the new planting season? So are we! Here is a list of new beautiful flowers that you can grow this 2016.

10 Edible Perennials That Will Surprise You
As a gardener, spring is just our favorite time of the year! It's just so much hope, full of possibilities, and surprising. Just like these 10 spring edible perennials.

11 Spring Container Inspirations for Colorful Porches
Are you excited for spring as well? It's time to welcome colors and blooms. You can start with your porch with these spring container ideas.

Winter Garden Tasks and Plant Care
Now that winter is here, gardeners know that plant growth is slow. But that does not mean that there's nothing left to do. Here are some tasks you can do for your garden.

Guide to Indoor Composting
If composting outdoors is not an option, what you can do is to do it inside. Here's a quick and easy guide to make indoor composting work for you.

Fragrant Shrubs and Trees for Home Landscaping
Fragrance is an important, but far-too-often overlooked, part of the garden. And while we often think about herbs and perennial flowers are being highly fragrant for the garden, you can think beyond that when planning your landscape designs. Add fragrance to your organic garden with careful tree and shrub selection!

Annual Plants to Attract Hummingbirds
The annuals below represent a huge range of colors but all are highly attractive to hummingbirds. Most annuals are easy growing and inexpensive - often available from seed. So try these plants in your garden and hummingbirds will hum their way into your landscape to feast on the plenty you provide.

Perennial Plants to Attract Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds are beautiful creatures that are a welcome sight to any garden. It's amazing to watch them flit from plant to plant, sipping their fill of nectar. You can invite them to your garden by growing these beautiful and colorful perennials, a welcome introduction to wildlife-friendly gardening.

Creative Containers for Your Garden
Containers can be used throughout the garden for pops of color, eye-catching accent pieces, or to fill a gap between bloom times in your landscape. With these gorgeous and creative ideas, you can fill your home gardens with wonderful textures and colors with these containers for indoors, outdoors, or even small space gardening.

Trees That Will Attract Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds are a beautiful addition to any thriving landscape, but attracting them can be a multi-level process. Start with trees and shrubs as the backdrop of the landscape! We’ve made life a little easier for you by listing some of the favorite flowering trees and shrubs of our winged friends below. Which will you add to your landscape this year?

DIY Seed Markers and Plant Labels
Whether you reuse materials that would otherwise be thrown away, or decorate something to make it all your own, these seed marker DIYs will help inspire you as you begin to plan your next garden space.

Homemade Plant Markers for Your Outdoor Garden
This collection of plant markers are all perfect for an outdoor garden space. Enjoy these amazing tutorials and get ready for your garden!

Rudbeckia and Coneflowers Benefit From Division
Both rudbeckia and Echinacea, popular cottage garden plants, benefit from being divided every 3 to 4 years in the spring when new growth appearing.

How to Get Free Plants from These Autumn Blooms
Dividing summer or fall perennials is a task to do in the spring. See how simple it can be to divide these perennials and which plants divide easily.

Dig Up and Preserve the Rootball for Success Dividing Perennials
When you dig up the perennial plant you want to dig up a large clump of the plants to preserve the roots. Dig wider and deeper than you think you should.

Separating the Individual Plants When Dividing Perennials
Just tease apart each crown, taking care to preserve as many roots as possible. Make sure the plants you replant have healthy, clean roots.

Dividing Lilies Blooming the Following Year
Water your transplanted divisions more frequently than usual until the plants are better established and show signs of new growth.

Scabosia Needs to be Divided to Stay Healthy
Dividing summer or fall perennials is a task to do in the spring. See how simple it can be to divide these perennials and which plants divide easily.

Salvia Benefits From Being Divided
Salvia can get very woody and gangly after a couple years so dividing your salvia every 3 years or so will keep it fresh and help prevent disease.

Broadleaf Evergreen Shrubs
Broadleaf evergreen shrubs create a nice fragrance and offer colorful foliage to your garden even when other plants have withered and faded for the winter.

Rubbermaid Shed Review - Take Your Gardening Up a Notch
I wanted to see if the Roughneck Gable Garden Shed would stand up to the tough weather conditions and full-time use our family puts their equipment through.

Easiest Vegetables to Grow in the Garden
Growing an organic garden doesn't have to be hard and tedious. Here is a list of easy vegetables that you can grow and harvest in no time.

Adding Easy-Growing Beans to the Garden
Beans provide a great option when you want to grow plants in some empty spaces in your garden. They grow easily, provide some aesthetic appeal, and edible benefits as well. Here's what you need to know.

How to Grow Squash the Easy Way
Learn how to grow squash from seed in your garden and know how to maintain and take care of them for a healthy harvest. Here are some things that you need to know.

Chard Growing Guide
There are a lot of health benefits Swiss chard can offer. Learn how to grow them the right way for a nutritiously organic harvest.

Easy Cabbage Growing Guide
There are tricks that you should when to ensure uninterrupted and healthy cabbage growth. Here is some easy and quick guide to take note of.

Rosemary Growing Guide
Rosemary can be grown easily. But just like any other herbs, there are some things you need to know if you want to grow them organically. Here’s a simple guide that you can follow.

Growing, Harvesting, and Using Mint
Do you love to use mint when cooking? There are a lot of uses for it as well. Here's how you can grow them indoors and harvesting them properly.

Growing and Harvesting Garlic
Planting organic garlic in your garden is easy. Find out all you can about growing and storing garlic properly.

10 Tips for Organic Fall Gardening Success
Make out the most of autumn with these fall gardening guide. Learn how to grow an organic garden successfully with this top 10 fall gardening tips.

How to Grow Organic Potatoes in Your Garden
Potatoes are a great crop to grow in the home vegetable garden. Here is a comprehensive guide to growing organic potatoes.

How to Grow Organic Potatoes - Growing Organic Potatoes
Here is a comprehensive guide to growing organic potatoes. This page covers pest and disease control, harvesting, and varieties of potatoes to choose from. Page 2.

10 Edibles that Make Good Hanging Basket Plants
If you don't have a room in your home, you can still garden is small spaces with hanging baskets. Check out these plants that thrive in baskets.

Tips for Growing Edible Plants Organically
Many gardeners are growing Victory Gardens and adding edible plants to their home landscapes. These five tips will help ensure gardening success!

Edible Plants with Winter Interest
Even though the temperature drops during winter, there are plants and flowers that flourish. Take a look at these plants with winter interest.

10 Fragrant Edible Plants
Fragrant plants add a certain appeal to gardens. If you want your garden smelling nicely, here is our top 10 list of fragrant plants for your organic garden.

Edible Annual Plants for Quick Color
Contrary to what anyone thinks, it is actually easy to add edible annual plants o your existing organic garden or landscape. Here is our list of recommended plants that you can grow.

Herbs in the Organic Garden
Do you want to add herbs to your garden? It's easy to incorporate them to what you already have. Here's our list of easy-to-grow herbs for you to grow.

Growing Organic Lettuce - The Complete Guide
Growing organic lettuce is rewarding, and can be done in a traditional garden or in containers. This article tells you everything you need to do to grow organic lettuce.

Guide to Growing Organic Lettuce
The most important factor in succeeding with lettuce is meeting its moisture requirements. Page 2.

Contrasting Foliage
Add color and texture in your garden. Learn what plant to grow with contrasting foliage to create a more beautiful effect.

Fall to Do List for the Organic Garden
Fall is a great time to transplant, divide your plants, and prepare your garden for spring. Here are your gardening to-do list for fall.

What to Do with Fallen Leaves
Fallen leaves are not a nuisance for they can be very beneficial. Here are some uses that you can make use of fallen leaves for your organic garden.

April Organic Gardening Tasks
April is an amazing time in the garden. This gardening checklist will get you off to a strong start for the growing season!

Catmint in the Organic Landscape
Catmint can be a wonderful addition to your organic landscape. Before growing them you should read more about it and the different catmint varieties that you can find.

Flexible Vines for a Three-Dimensional Landscape
Create a lush and more textured landscape by growing vines. Here are ways that you can make use of these vines into your garden.

Vines for the Organic Garden
Your organic garden doesn't need to include vegetables alone. You can make it into something more, a mini organic ecosystem, to fill your garden with colors and life with these vines.

Plants for Sandy Soils
Dry soil is always the problem with sandy soil. But there are plants that agrees with this type. Read more about these plants here.

Plants for Clay Gardens
Despite having clay soil, you can make it work for you. Here is our list of plants that thrive really well in clay soil.

5 Great Books About Compost
If you read this blog often, you know that compost is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. Don't get me started on the magic of turning

Saving and Storing Kitchen Scraps for Composting
Here are a few ideas for storing your kitchen scraps until you're ready to add them to the compost. Whether aesthetics or price is your main concern, there is an option here that will work for you.

Shrub Roses for Low Maintenance Color
Take advantage of the rose's versatility to get nice bloom that needs little maintenance. Here is a list of roses shrubs to grow.

Flowering Plants for an Arbor or Trellis
Add structure to your garden and put it into new heights with climbing plants. Here are some vines and plants to consider growing.

Beautiful Plants for Fall Color
If you love fall as much as we do, you don't want to miss these beautiful color in your garden. Here is a list of beautiful plants that is a must in your fall garden.

Plants to Attract Butterflies
Create a wonderful and blooming garden filled with pollinators. Here is our list of top plants to grow to attract butterflies.

Get the Most Blooms on a Budget
If you are on a tight budget, you can still achieve a garden filled with beautiful blooms. Here is a list of affordable flowers with the best blooms.

Plants to Enhance Your Pond Feature
Garden pond creates a more serene garden environment. There are aquatic plants that can enhance that beauty of your pond and requires less maintenance as well.

Plants for a Sloped Yard
Sloping yard is not a problem if you know a solution. It's not that hard either. You can grow these plants that can adapt well in sloped soil.

Ten Plants for Honeybees
With the right type of plants, you will be providing your friendly honeybees with enough nectar for them to produce honey and make sure that they are well feed through the winter. Here are top ten plants to grow.

Heat Tolerant Plants
Enjoy full blooms summer long with these drought-tolerant plants that will surely thrive in hot weather. Here’s our top list.

11 Best Heat Tolerant Shrubs
Despite the heat, there are shrubs that bloom beautifully and are low maintenance. Here is out list of top heat-tolerant shrubs.

Best Heat Tolerant Trees
Are you looking trees that you can plant for shade, for cooler breeze and for protection from the heat of the sun during summer days? Here is a selection of top heat-tolerant trees for your garden.

10 Summer Blooms for the Organic Garden
Summer is almost over. Update your garden journal and time to plan for next year's summer blooms. Here are our top 10 summer flower plants.

Shrubs and Trees for Shade and Pollinators
Add these great shrubs and trees in your garden to add shade and at the same time, attract pollinators. Check out this list.

What's Wrong With My Tomatoes - Tomato Diseases and Treatment
Tomatoes in your garden are a must but they are vulnerable to diseases. Learn how to identify tomato problems and how to treat and prevent them.

Perennials and Annual Shade Plants for Pollinators
Do you want to attract pollinators in your beautiful garden? Here is a list of perennials and annual shade plants that you can grow.

Ground Cover Shade Plants to Attract Pollinators
Avoid bare soil and learn what plants to grow for ground cover. Make your garden look green and healthy while attracting pollinators with these plants.

Edible Plants with Fall Interest
Grow these plants for an excellent landscaping that would look good from spring to fall. Here's our top list of edible plants.

Hardiness Zones Explained
There are a lot of factors that influence plants to grow in certain areas. Learn more about hardiness zones to help your plants to thrive healthily in your location.

13 Plants with Daisy-Like Flowers
Do you also love daises? Here is our list of daisy-like flowers that you can grow to enjoy different colors and blooms for different seasons.

13 Plants with Daisy-Like Flowers
Do you also love daises? Here is our list of daisy-like flowers that you can grow to enjoy different colors and blooms for different seasons.

12 Low Maintenance Perennial Plants
There are low maintenance and easy to care for perennial plants that you can grow and need little attention in order to thrive. Here's our list of perennial plants.

Astilbe
Astilbe. These late spring to early summer blooms feature muted pinks and reds. Growing from one to four feet tall, they are a good fit in a shady space. Add them for delicate blooms and beautiful color with little to no maintenance required. Hardy to zones 4-8. Page 2.

Echinacea
Also known as the coneflower, Echinacea is excellent both medicinally and aesthetically. Another with flowers reminiscent of daisies, Echinacea will grow two to four feet tall and tolerate drought well. Hardy to zones 3-8. Page 5.

Hostas
For beautiful foliage and a low maintenance plant, hostas are a given. Not only are the leaves detailed and colorful, but the flowers that they spike attract hummingbirds and look lovely in the shade. Do watch out for slugs, though, as hostas tend to attract them. Hardy to zones 3-8. Page 7.

Iris sibirica
Grown for beautiful flowers and thin foliage, expect these to grow one to three feet tall in any place from part shade to full sun. These like moist soil, so place them next to water features to keep them low maintenance. Hardy to zones 2-9. Page 8.

Hemerocallis
Daylilies are staples in a perennial garden. Beautiful in shady areas, each stalk will produce several lily-like flowers and lots of fine grass-like foliage. Drought tolerant and hardy to zones 3-9. Page 6.

12 Low Maintenance Perennials
Are you looking for beautiful and colorful perennials but don't have the time to take care of them? Here's our top list of low maintenance perennial plants.

Nepeta
Catmint grows from one and a half to three feet tall, bursting with violet blue flowers in the spring and summer. For an extra flush of blooms, cut it back after the first round of flowering. Hardy to zones 3-8. Page 9.

Coreopsis
These daisy-like flowers are gorgeous year after year without much tending. Expect summer and fall blooms at one to three feet tall, with good drought tolerance. Hardy to zones 3-9. Page 4.

Achillea
Achillea. Yarrow grows to be a couple of feet tall with fern-like foliage. The summer blooms can be white, yellow, pink, and red. Yarrow is tolerant to drought, so you’ll have gorgeous flowers even during dry summers (or when you’ve forgotten to water). Hardy to zones 3-9.

Baptisia
For the look and maintenance level of wildflowers, use Baptisia to fill spaces in the garden or edible landscape. Yellows, blues, and purples on tall two to four feet spikes bring lots of color. Plant in light shade for early spring blooms. Hardy to zones 3-9. Page 3.

Salvia
Sage plants are low maintenance once established, a drought tolerant and deliciously fragrant addition to the garden. Look for summer blooms and growth up to four feet tall. Hardy to zones 4-7. Page 10.

Heirloom Grapevines
Learn more about heirloom grapevines, their history, and how to grow them organically in your garden.

Growing Heirloom Spinach
Spinach is a truly nutritious vegetable that you can grow easily in your garden. Here is a quick guide on in growing them.

Control Japanese Beetles in the Grub Stages
Do you have big white grubs in your garden soil? Watch out! Those grubs become Japanese beetles which will wreck havoc in your garden. Page 5.

Slug damage in the garden can occur on both leaves and fruit.
Mystery holes in the leaves and fruit of your garden can often be caused by slugs and snails.

Skeleton foliage can be caused by a huge garden pest.
If you've ever checked on your roses, ornamental flowers, or shrubs and found entire leaves completely skeletonized, chances are you have a Japanese Beetle infestation. Page 3.

Controling Slugs and Snails Organically in the Garden
There are some easy, organic pest control methods to take care of slugs and snails in the organic garden which don't require the use of harsh or toxic chemicals. Page 2.

How to Control Japanese Beetles in the Garden
Japanese beetles might look pretty, but if they settle into your garden area, they can hurt your leaves and flowers. Page 4.

Organic Gardening Pest Control for Two Plant Problems
There are some common pests you'll see in the peak growing season, and here are tips for taking them out before they become a major problem.

Heirloom Apple Trees
Heirloom apple trees are amazing apple trees that have a lot and rich history. Learn more about them as you bring them into your home orchard.

Organic Soil Amendments
When you are improving your soil it is important to learn how to build a healthy and organic garden soil properly. Here's what you need to know.

How to Harvest and Store Potatoes
Now that your potatoes are ready, it's time to harvest and store them. But before that, here's what you need to know first.

Heirloom Potato Varieties for Your Organic Garden
Do you find it tricky planting and growing heirloom potatoes? Know about the varieties first so you can enjoy the best heirloom potatoes you'll ever eat.

How to Grow Organic Broccoli Raab in the Vegetable Garden
Broccoli raab is a fast-growing vegetable that is full of delicious flavor that you can harvest from the garden within a few, short weeks. Yum!

How to Make Vermicompost Tea
An explanation of what vermicompost tea is and how to use it in your garden, as well as two easy methods of brewing vermicompost tea.

Crops to Grow for Your Compost Pile
Here are suggestions for nutrient-rich plants you can grow specifically to add to your compost pile.

Growing Organic Cherries: Pruning, Problems, and Harvesting
Advice for pruning your cherry trees, as well as pests and diseases to watch out for.

How to Select and Grow Cherry Trees
Interested in growing cherry trees in your organic garden? Here are tips for selecting a variety, planting, and caring for your trees for optimum production.

Harvesting, Curing, and Storing Winter Squash
Here are tips about harvesting and curing your winter squashes for maximum storage time.

How to Make Compost Fast
Here are tips for making compost more quickly. These methods will help you get finished compost in about a month.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Books About Edible Landscaping for a Productive Organic Garden
Are you curious about edible landscaping? Wondering how to add useful plants into your mixed borders and foundation plantings? These books will help!

Book Reviews
Here you will find reviews of books of interest to organic gardeners. These will include everything from landscape principles to organic pest control and more!

What is an Aquaponic Gardening?
Being overwhelmed with starting an aquaponics system can be avoided. With the right knowledge, it can be done easily. Learn how.

What is Xeriscaping?
Do you want a low maintenance garden or a landscape sustainable in your area? Learn more what plants to use. Learn more about xeriscaping.

Favorite Sunflower Plants to Grow
Are you wondering what kind of sunflower to plant? Here are different varieties for you to choose from that would be perfect to grow in your garden?

Coloring Hydrangeas Pink
DO you want to get pink flowers when it's time for your hydrangeas to bloom? Here are some easy ways to color your hydrangea pink.

How to Plant Sunflowers
Delight in the beauty of sunflowers in your own garden. Here's an easy way in growing them successfully.

Yellow Ground Coverage with Trailing Plants and Ornamental Grasses
Create a wonderful coverage for your garden by leaving out a trail of yellow accent. Here are some great plants and grasses to grow.

Biennials and Shrubs with Yellow Flowers
Yellow foliage creates a warm color to the landscape of your garden. Here are our top yellow flowers that you can plant to achieve that effect.

How to Start No Dig Gardening
Starting an organic garden doesn't need a lot of work. Work with what you have now and start a no dig garden. Here's a quick guide how.

What is Permaculture
Permaculture means building an agricultural garden that is sustainable and self-sufficient. Want to learn more? Read on.

How to Get Started in Permaculture
Dreaming to have a permaculture garden? You can get started easily and here are some things that you should know first.

Growing the 2015 Dirty Dozen the Organic Way
Avoid eating fruits that have the most pesticides. Now that the list of 2015 Dirty Dozen is out, here's how you can grow healthy fruits and vegetables in your garden.

Spring Primary Color Garden - Red
Here is our list of top ten ornamentals that you can grow to achieve that striking red color in your garden.

Spring Primary Color Garden - Yellow
Here are some flowers that you can grow for stunning yellow blooms in your spring garden.

Spring Primary Color Garden - Blue
Brighten up your garden with colorful and beautiful plants. To get the wonderful hue color of blue, here are some plants that we recommend you start planting.

How to Start a Square Foot Garden
How to build your own square foot garden the easy way? Here are what you need to do and to take note of to get started.

Spring Annuals for Your Garden
Know the right plants to grow in order to get those colorful blooms of annuals during spring. Here are some suggested plants for you.

What is Square Foot Gardening
Learn how to plant and grow your home garden the easy way and clever way. Square food gardening is a practical approach to growing food and here are the things that you should know about it.

Spring Shrub for Beautiful Foliage Garden
Let the colors burst in your garden this spring. Here are some flowering shrubs to plant to achieve beautiful foliage.

Spring Perennials
Warmer weather is coming. Spring is here. Now is the perfect time to plant perennial plants in your garden and grow them successfully.

What is Raised Bed Gardening
With raised garden beds, you can grow your vegetables and flowers easily. Here are things that you should consider if you want to start using this gardening technique.

How to Grow Cilantro from Seed
Grow your own cilantro herb from seeds. Here are some things to take note of so you can eventually harvest organic, healthy, and fresh cilantro.

How to Grow Cilantro from Seed
Grow all the delicious and amazingly fresh ingredients for an awesome salsa! Here are the things that you should know.

How to Grow Cucumbers from Seed
Satisfy your craving for crisp cucumbers. Get them straight from your garden. Here are the steps on how to grow them from seeds.

How to Grow Peas from Seed
Eat sweet peas straight from the pod. Here are easy ways that you can grow peas from seeds and make sure you have a healthy harvest.

How to Grow Potatoes
Nothing tastes like homegrown potatoes. If you have decided to grow these from your garden, here are ways to make sure you’ll be harvesting root crops that are healthy and full of nutrients.

How to Grow Spinach from Seed
Do you want to grow leafy and healthy spinach this year? Here are the secrets to growing them in your garden successfully.

Tips and Tricks for Growing Celery
Growing celery in your own garden is one way to make sure that you are avoiding chemical residues. But they can be hard to grow. With the right care and tips, you can grow them easily.

How to Grow Grapes in Your Garden
Do you love the idea of picking your own grapes from your own backyard? Learn how to grow your own grapevines organically.

How to Grow Strawberries from Seed
If you prefer to grow strawberries from seed rather than buying them as plants, here are some things that you should take into account first.

How to Grow Fruit Trees in Your Garden
Growing fruit trees in your own garden can be very rewarding. And it doesn't have to be hard doing so no matter what size your garden is. Here are some guides to take note of.

How to Start Oregano from Seed
Are you fond or oregano? Here's how you can include them in your herb garden and learn tips on how to grow them organically.

How to Start Onions
Onions are definitely a popular plant because they have a lot of uses. They make our food flavorful so it's a must-have plant on every garden. Here are some tips on how to grow them.

How to Start Basil from Seed
There are a lot of varieties of basil. Whatever kind you wish to plant, with the right guidance and process, you can grow them healthily. Here are some tips to consider.

How to Start Tomatoes from Seeds
Spring is almost here. It is the best chance to grow tomatoes from seeds. Here are tips and guide that you can follow to grow healthy tomato plants.

How to Start Peppers from Seed
Want to grow pepper plants from seed? Whether you are looking to grow the hottest to the sweetest variety, here are some tips that you can take note of for a successful and healthy pepper plant growth.

How to Start Herb from Seeds Indoors
Start planning ahead for your spring garden. You can grow herb from seeds indoors with this easy guide.

Ten Must-Plant Seeds This Spring
Whether you started planning already or not, make sure you have productive garden this spring. Here's our list of must-have seeds for a beautiful spring garden.

Herbs for Shady Areas
If you don't have space in your home or place where you plant, here are herbs that you can grow healthily in the shade.

Plants for Shady Areas
Learn how to beautify sheltered space in your garden with these plants that strive really well in shaded areas. Here are the top plants to grow.

Two Homemade Organic Sprays for Fighting Aphids
These two homemade organic sprays have a proven track record of effectiveness when it comes to getting rid of aphids.

How to Start Seeds Outdoors
Some plants thrive better when started outdoors. Here are some steps how you can help your seedlings off to a good and healthy start.

A Quick Guide to Garden Planning
The key to growing a fresh and healthy produce is a good and careful garden planning. Here are some things to consider.

Crop Rotation for Maintaining Healthy Soil
You can achieve healthier and lessen plant diseases by practice crop rotation in your garden. Here are some ways to do that.

Companion Planting - A Quick Guide
Learn how to group your plants together to let them grow better so you can harvest healthier produce. Here's a quick guide to help you out.

How to Start Seeds Indoors
Growing seeds indoors will give you more cultivar alternatives. Here are some top tips to make sure you'll have healthy growths while saving money.

How to Grow Bachelor's Buttons
Bachelor's button, also known as cornflower, is a plant with flowers in a lovely shade of blue. Here's how you can grow them.

10 Tips for Growing House Plants Organically
Be more ‘green’ when growing house plants. Here 10 easy ways to make sure you are growing your plants organically.

Deer-Resistant Plants
Drive away unwanted critters with this list of deer-resistant plants that you can grow in your garden.

Best Plants to Start from Seed for Garden Savings
Save more money by knowing what seeds to plant in your garden. Whether you are a beginner or experience gardener, make more healthy and inexpensive produce with this guide.

Seed Starting Supplies
Know how to get started and produce healthy plants by knowing what supplies to gather for seed starting.

Winter Ground Covers and Vines
Keep your garden blooming all year round, yes, even during winter, with these ground covers and flowering vines that can be planted easily.

Winter Flowering Shrubs
With the right ornamental plants growing in your garden, your winter can be blooming, colorful and beautiful.

Cold Hardy Camellia Selections
Let you garden bloom despite the cold weather with these selection of cold hardy camellias that you can grow.

Organic Gardening - Heirloom Seed Catalogs
Here's a great list of seed catalogs that you can read to give you an idea on what type of seeds to plant for your home garden.

Variegated Evergreen Shrubs for Year Round Color
Learn all about the different evergreen shrubs that you can plant to create a stunning color in your garden all year round.

Mulch for Weed Control and Soil Health
Mulch not only makes the garden look neat and tidy, but it suppresses weeds, maintains soil moisture, and adds nutrients to the soil as well. Different types of mulches have their pros and cons, and some will work better in one situation than another. Here's everything you need to know about organic mulches.

How to Use Coffee Grounds in Your Garden
Coffee grounds are a valuable addition to compost and garden soil. Here are a few ideas for using coffee grounds in your garden.

Why Tomatoes Split and Ways to Prevent It
Learn about what causes tomatoes to split, and what you can do to try to prevent splitting and cracking tomatoes in your garden.

DIY: Make a Compost Bin Using Plastic Storage Container
Here is a solution for anyone who wants to make compost, but doesn't have much space. You can make a simple compost bin out of a plastic storage container.

Four Simple Do-It-Yourself Soil Tests
These four easy and inexpensive tests will tell you just about everything you need to know about your soil. You'll learn how to test for soil composition, drainage, biological activity, and soil acidity. Once you know which problems your soil has, you'll be well on your way to growing a beautiful, healthy organic garden.

How to Make a Lasagna Garden (No-Till, No-Dig, Organic)
Lasagna gardens are no-dig, no-till gardens that are created by layering organic materials wherever you want to make a new garden. Also called

How to Properly Prune Tomato Plants
This article explains reasons to prune your tomato plants, as well as instructions for pruning, along with before and after photos of a pruned tomato plant.

Vegetables and Herbs to Plant in August
Here is a regional list of which vegetables and herbs you can plant in your garden in August.

50 Things You Can Compost
If you're wondering which common household items are good for the compost bin, this article is full of ideas for you.

July Gardening: Vegetables and Herbs to Plant by Region
Here is a handy list of those veggies and herbs you can plant during the month of July, either from seeds or transplants.

What Plants Are Good Companion Plants for Tomatoes?
Several plants make excellent companions for tomatoes in your garden. Some help repel harmful pests, some help your tomatoes grow better, and some just make good neighbors, putting on most of their growth before your tomatoes take off. Here are the best companion plant for tomatoes, and what makes them great.

Free Vegetable Garden Planning Tool
I'm a big believer in the power of planning. I am a maker of lists, worshipper of the Dayrunner, setter of short-, mid-, and long-term goals. You get the idea.

Improving Garden Soil Acidity Methods
If you're dealing with acidic soil in your garden, here's how to improve it by increasing the pH level using organic methods.

Identifying and Controlling Cabbage Worms
Cabbage worms can wreak havoc on brassicas, especially in early fall. Those hungry caterpillars can turn your kale into a hole-ridden mess in no time. Luckily, they're easy to identify and deal with.

Organic Gardening - Companion Plants for Potatoes
Here are the best plants to grow with potatoes in your garden (as well as those to avoid.)

Aphid Identification and Pest Control - Organic Garden Tips
Aphids can be a real pain in the garden. This article provides a description of these pests as well as the damage they cause, and several organic solutions for controlling them.

Reader Question: Why Are the Bottoms of My Tomatoes Rotting?
Jocelyn from Indiana emailed me a couple of days ago:

Best and Worst Companion Plants for Garlic
What are the best companion plants for garlic? And what should you avoid planting near garlic in the garden?