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How To Propagate & Clone Plants

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Healthy Soil Microbes, Healthy People

The microbial community in the ground is as important as the one in our guts.<p>A small pine tree grown in a glass box reveals the level of white, finely branched mycorrhizal threads or "mycelium" that attach to roots and feed the plant. (<i>David Read</i>)<p>We have been hearing a lot recently about a …

Choose the Right Avocado for Your Region | Organic Gardening Blog

Avocado trees are divided into three main types: Guatemalan, Mexican, and West Indian.<p>Mexican Avocados<p>Mexican varieties are the most cold tolerant …

Aquaponics 101 | Organic Gardening Videos

Heating Greenhouses | Organic Gardening Blog

Greenhouses can expand your growing horizons from seed starting to growing tender plants. Heating and cooling in your greenhouse are critical for …

Growing Citrus Trees Indoors | Organic Gardening Videos

How To Grow Citrus Trees | Organic Gardening Blog

Cultural Requirements<p>Citrus trees have lovely bright green foliage & fragrant flowers, are valuable as ornamentals or orchard trees and their fruit …

Beyond Organic: Just What Is Sustainable Food?

Does it matter? What does it mean for you?<p>How does sustainable food relate to organic food, to the farm-to-table movement? Is local food the same as sustainable food?<p>Anna says, "Yes, the message is that all these terms are intimately connected." In the U.S., "organic" is a word with a specific …

12 Organic Ways to Keep Your Garden Free of Slugs

Slugs are classified as gastropods, which makes them a little different from the usual suspects in a garden. They thrive in places of high moisture …

3 Steps to Creating Quick, Easy and Colorful Succulent Containers

Succulents are the darlings of the horticultural world. Imaginative displays in nurseries and garden centers tempt us to create a succulent …

Make Room for Hardy Kiwis in the Home Landscape — Veggie Gardening Tips

The usual response I receive after mentioning the hardy kiwis growing in my backyard is; “I didn’t know you could grow those here!” Hardy kiwis are …

10 Unforgettable Succulent Planter Arrangements

Today it’s all about the succulents, folks! There’s no denying that an easy way to add a modern touch to your patio, deck, yard or sunny interior is …

Organic is Actually Healthier

Finally, the big debate is settled: organically grown foods are, in fact, healthier than their conventionally grown counterparts. Published in the</i> …

Nutrition

How to cut back herbs

90-second gardener: It's time to give your perennials herbs a haircut, says Sarah Raven<p>1. Perennial herbs such as chives, lovage, sorrel, fennel and marjoram benefit from a second severe haircut now. It’s best to reduce them to the ground in late May or early June and then do the same again about …

Gardening

How to train tomatoes

Our 90-second gardener Sarah Raven shows you how to tie your tomato plants to canes<p>1. Once your tomato plants have grown to about a foot in height, you want to support them with a cane at their side which you can tie them into on a regular basis.<p>2. Make sure that you pinch out all side shoots of …

Gardening

Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Lettuce

Lettuce is more than the iceberg variety of diner dinner salads. In fact, even iceberg lettuce (also known as crisphead) is no longer that familiar. …

Gardening Solutions for Heavy Clay Soils

Gardening with clay soils can be backbreaking work. I know because I’ve gardened in heavy clay soils before. I will spare you my stories of sore …

DIY: How to Save Seeds for Next Year

I’m the first to remind friends that we’ve still got a few weeks of summer left. But in the garden, there are signs of a shift in the season as …

Gardening

How to build unheated greenhouses for winter harvests & year-round gardening (Video)

If you are aiming for a more self-sufficient way of life, growing your own food usually fits somewhere into that equation. For those of us living in …

Keep Your Home Bug Free with These DIY Pest Control Methods

If you're like me, bugs creeping and crawling all over your home is a big no thank you. With some preventative procedures and DIY methods you can …

Pest Control

The Farm of the Future: Earthship-Inspired Greenhouse

<b>**Update**: Thanks to you, WE SUCCESSFULLY RAISED $10,000 IN ONE WEEK! We are incredibly thankful and humbled by your generous donations :)</b><p>With more …

Aquaponics: 20,000 lbs of Fish + 70,000 Vegetables per 1/4 Acre with Portable Farms

Aquaponics

Aquaponic Fish Facts by Sylvia Bernstein

Aquaponic gardening is a fascinating way to grow two food products – vegetables and fish – together in an organic, symbiotic ecosystem. Beneficial …

What's the difference between nitrates and nitrites?

These chemical compounds are found in wildly different foods, but how they got there is an important detail to monitor.<p>Sodium nitrate and sodium …