Category: The Garden

Garden Soil Colors and What They Mean

Garden Soil Colors and What They Mean

How to assess soil saturation and organic matter content at a glance.

Basic Principles of Breeding Heirloom Vegetables

Basic Principles of Breeding Heirloom Vegetables

Tips for raising vigorous seeds, whether your goal is to preserve a variety or to create a locally adapted strain.

What is Vermicompost?

What is Vermicompost?

How worms can work with microbes to improve your garden soil—fast.

C:N Ratios of Common Organic Materials

C:N Ratios of Common Organic Materials

How a little math can help you build your best compost pile ever.

Pros and Cons of No-Dig Gardening

Pros and Cons of No-Dig Gardening

Tired of tilling? It’s time to throw in the trowel and let soil microorganisms do the work.

6 Tips for Keeping Plants Going Through the Summer

6 Tips for Keeping Plants Going Through the Summer

How do plants beat the heat? Find out how your garden can stay productive this summer.

The Attack of the Squash Bugs

The Attack of the Squash Bugs

Winning the war on squash bugs is not easy—here are a few tips to help.

3 Reasons to Mulch Your Garden

3 Reasons to Mulch Your Garden

Organic gardeners have many good reasons to use mulch besides aesthetics. We’ll give you three.

How to Test Seed Germination Rates

How to Test Seed Germination Rates

Are those old seeds in the basement still viable? Find out with supplies you already have around the house.

10 Gifts for Gardeners

10 Gifts for Gardeners

Christmas is just around the corner! If you are looking for a few ideas to bring a smile to the face of that gardener in the family this year, allow […]