Tag Archives: Organic Gardening

Preparing Your Garden Soil for the Growing Season

As soon as the ground can be worked, I typically do a simple hand test to see if the soil is ready for planting. I take a handful of soil and squeeze it tightly into a ball. If the soil … Continue reading

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Spring Garden To Do List

Spring is almost upon us and I am eagerly and impatiently awaiting signs of nature’s bountiful beauty. Currently, I live in USDA Planting Zone 6B, so planting anything at this point would be inadvisable for me. However, I have begun … Continue reading

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Starting Seeds Indoors

Photo: Via Pixabay.com Growing your plants from seeds can be moderately difficult, but as any practiced gardener will tell you, “the satisfaction you receive from seeing something so tiny, grow into an actual plant, is a reward within itself.” Also, … Continue reading

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Five Notable Organic Gardening Methods

Photo: Via Pinterest Keyhole Gardening was introduced in Africa by the Consortium for Southern Africa Food Security Emergency (C-SAFE) to help ailing and frail Africans grow their own produce with minimum effort by means of a specialized raised bed. The … Continue reading

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Companion Planting Tips for Organic Garden Pest Control

Canadian pro gardener and GV contributor A.H. Jackson offers a few companion planting organic pest control options for keeping bad bugs at bay.

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Growing Thoughts | Garden Resolutions for 2014

Our editor, Therese Ciesinski, shares some gardening resolutions ambitions for the New Year.

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The French Fungus Affair and the Rebirth of Organic Gardening

Did a fungal outbreak in France give rise to the modern organic garden movement? GV contributor and food and garden expert Alan Jackson offers one take.

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