Organic Gardening News
Sometimes our geography fights us when it comes to producing an abundant, year-round harvest. With a little ingenuity though, we can set up sustainable, simple systems that allow for year-round food harvest, even in cold climates.
Herbs work harder than your ordinary houseplant. They bring fragrance to the room, flavor to the food and can grow year-round. Here's 8 easy growing herbs and how to get started!
Groundhogs pose an unique challenge for any gardener. Here are some of the ways I've dealt with these vegetable-munching menaces.
Seed libraries came to the attention of some state departments of agriculture in 2014, thinking seed sharing programs fell under their control. In July 2016, the American Association of Seed Control Officials adopted an amendment that exempts seed libraries from state seed laws. Learn about what that means for your seed share program.
There are still plenty of tasks you can accomplish in the garden to get ready for the next growing season. Find out 10 things you can be doing in the garden over winter.
Amaryllis will bloom year after year if you just follow a few easy steps. Read on to learn how.
To harvest good lettuce in winter, choose suitable cold-hardy lettuce varieties and pay attention to sowing dates. Winter lettuce can be grown outdoors under rowcover (in zone 7 or warmer), in cold frames, in an unheated greenhouse, or in a hoophouse. Baby lettuce mix and leaf lettuce varieties both work well.
Taking time to prepare your fruit trees for winter helps to insure healthy trees for the following year. The three steps of mulching the ground around fruit trees, protecting their trunks and removing all dead fruit boosts the trees' natural immunity from disease and results in successful harvests the following season.
What is cooler corn? Well, it’s corn that’s been cooked in a cob inside of a cooler! Making corn in a cooler is an excellent way to serve a large crowd where any other size of pot would just not be enough. Through this ingenious method, you can cook a lot of corn at once even if you don’t know how much you would need to cook for the crowd.
Energy, history, and politics make learning food production more important than ever.
The aphid. The name hardly conjures images of destruction, but that’s exactly what these little pests do best. Luckily, reducing and eliminating aphid populations is manageable and can be done quickly and inexpensively with products found around the house.
Learn what you can do with that sap you've collected. What other markets are available. Learn how to make maple syrup easily and economically!
We will tell you how you can tap your own maple trees and make your own maple syrup WITHOUT having to buy all the expensive equipment. We will begin in Part 1 to tell you When and How to tap maples.
How to use a Bokashi composting method and what to do with the waste.
With countless benefits, ACV can be kept around the house for all kinds of needs.
Fruit trees and shrubs make excellent editions to a home landscape and can be used to replace many commonly used species such as spirea, potentilla and decorative plums and cherries. The fall color is often exceptional and the added bonus of fresh fruit can’t be beat.
This is a beautiful time of year – leaves falling to the ground in colors of orange, red, and yellow. Birds and other little critters running around doing their last minute preparations for winter, and life begins to slow down just a little. One of the main activities we’ve been engaged in on the homestead is getting our gardens ready for winter, and prepped for an even more productive spring.
Gadioli are beautiful flowers. They come in many colors; some make bold, bright statements in single shades while others are craftily dabbled with more than one hue. In the south, where winters do not freeze the ground solid, they can live in place for decades. In the north, where snow and cold dominate, they must be brought inside to survive.
Select mother root sweet potatoes from your harvest, from your stored potatoes or purchased locally grown sweet potatoes. Store them over the winter and be ready to grow your own sweet potato slips next year.
In order create a more relaxing environment in your garden, you can build and aquarium and also create an attraction to make your home beautiful. Buying a pre-made aquarium will cost you thousands of dollars, and with the current economic pressures on most people, this is avoidable by building your own.