Organic Gardening


Organic Gardening: Now More Convenient Than Ever Organic Gardening: Now More Convenient Than Ever Organic Gardening: Now More Convenient Than Ever Organic Gardening: Now More Convenient Than Ever


Garden centers and hydro shops are all offering up more and more organic options for conscientious growers.

Worm curled up on garden soil. Worm curled up on garden soil. Worm curled up on garden soil. Worm curled up on garden soil.


Many gardeners already know the not-so-secret advantages of using worm tea to fertilize their gardens, but not all are aware of the various...

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your First Irrigation System 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your First Irrigation System 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your First Irrigation System 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your First Irrigation System


When setting up a home irrigation system, there are quite a few things that could potentially go wrong. Here are some common mistakes to...

Care for a Cup of Compost Tea? Your Plants Will! Care for a Cup of Compost Tea? Your Plants Will! Care for a Cup of Compost Tea? Your Plants Will! Care for a Cup of Compost Tea? Your Plants Will!


So, you have created a compost pile or bin. Now it’s time to start thinking about what else can be done with your compost. How about...

Building the Perfect Organic Fertilizer Building the Perfect Organic Fertilizer Building the Perfect Organic Fertilizer Building the Perfect Organic Fertilizer


Tailoring your fertilizer program to meet the unique needs of your plants and soils is not only possible, it is easier than you might think.

12 Permaculture Principles 12 Permaculture Principles 12 Permaculture Principles 12 Permaculture Principles


Permaculture is more than just a buzz word. It’s a sustainable approach to designing and growing edible landscapes. There’s a bit more to...

Worms: The Ancient Secret to the Rise of Human Civilization? Worms: The Ancient Secret to the Rise of Human Civilization? Worms: The Ancient Secret to the Rise of Human Civilization? Worms: The Ancient Secret to the Rise of Human Civilization?


There is a single organism responsible for the rise of the earliest urban communities. Without their hard work in Ancient Egypt, India and...

How to Customize Your Own Organic Potting Mix How to Customize Your Own Organic Potting Mix How to Customize Your Own Organic Potting Mix How to Customize Your Own Organic Potting Mix


Customizing your organic potting mix is a great way to ensure your plants receive the best nourishment possible.

Multi-tasking Bees are the Superheroes of Pest Control Multi-tasking Bees are the Superheroes of Pest Control Multi-tasking Bees are the Superheroes of Pest Control Multi-tasking Bees are the Superheroes of Pest Control


Bees have not only long held a crucial role as large-scale pollinators, they have now been recruited as allies in the grower’s fight...

Photograph of a hydroponic pepper plant. Photograph of a hydroponic pepper plant. Photograph of a hydroponic pepper plant. Photograph of a hydroponic pepper plant.


A sharp divergence in what individuals consider “organic” has emerged.

Photograph of squash and other plants growing in an outdoor garden bed. Photograph of squash and other plants growing in an outdoor garden bed. Photograph of squash and other plants growing in an outdoor garden bed. Photograph of squash and other plants growing in an outdoor garden bed.


Permaculture utilizes connections between plants, insects, animals, and soil biology to create a thriving ecosystem with minimal input from...

Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass. Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass. Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass. Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass.


Not all traditional companion planting recommendations hold up to modern day science, but some do. Monica Mansfield pored through numerous...

The Top 10 Reasons Why Your Aquaponic System Isn’t Cycling The Top 10 Reasons Why Your Aquaponic System Isn’t Cycling The Top 10 Reasons Why Your Aquaponic System Isn’t Cycling The Top 10 Reasons Why Your Aquaponic System Isn’t Cycling


Having trouble getting your aquaponic system to cycle? Consult Sylvia Bernstein's following checklist to help identify the problem and...

Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When


There are a number of soil additives available to help gardeners create optimal growing conditions for their plants, but needs change...

The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Plant Fertilizers: Breaking Down the Bottle The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Plant Fertilizers: Breaking Down the Bottle The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Plant Fertilizers: Breaking Down the Bottle The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Plant Fertilizers: Breaking Down the Bottle


It’s high time to debunk some of the myths circulating about both organic and inorganic nutrients.

Vertically Inclined: An Introduction to Vertical Farming Vertically Inclined: An Introduction to Vertical Farming Vertically Inclined: An Introduction to Vertical Farming Vertically Inclined: An Introduction to Vertical Farming


With agricultural lands becoming scarcer and scarcer, commercial farmers are looking up for ways to maximize production in a limited...

Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse. Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse. Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse. Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse.


One of the best natural pesticides a grower can use against pest insects is a naturally occurring bacteria called bacillus thuringiensis...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden


Plants need to receive a number of nutrients to thrive. An important step is keeping the bad bacteria at bay, along with establishing and...

3 Aquaponic Stress Factors 3 Aquaponic Stress Factors 3 Aquaponic Stress Factors 3 Aquaponic Stress Factors


What should you do when fish hit their heads on the walls? When growing fish for food in aquaponics, it's important to consider 3 major...

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