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Grow your own food and herbs with the best natural and organic gardening tips.
Learn which varieties to grow in your garden to ensure a successful harvest.

Seedlings in wooden box Starting Seeds: A Spring Planting Primer
Get ready for the gardening season with our spring planting primer on selecting, starting and planting seeds.
SS1 7 Herbs that Grow in Shade
For beds and borders shaded by trees, fences or buildings, try one or more of these seven stars for shade.
Medium Tubtrug in Blue, Pistachio and Orange 8 Essential Garden Tools for a Self-Sufficient Home
Gardening is simpler and more bountiful with the right hardworking, multipurpose tools.


Browse more great gardening content in the Mother Earth Living archives: Gardening.

Spring Gardening Guides


Spring Garden Planning
Late winter is the prefect time for spring garden and soil preparation. Get a jumpstart on the season with these garden tips.

What to Plant When: Spring Planting Guide
Our handy regional garden planting guide will help you figure out when to plant seeds and seedlings this spring.

Starting Seeds: A Spring Planting Primer
Get ready for the gardening season with our spring planting primer on selecting, starting and planting seeds.

Garden Designer


Herb Basics: Drying and Preserving Herbs

Have fresh flavor preserved for the colder months ahead by drying and preserving herbs that make delicious homemade seasonings and teas at very little cost.


Sustainability has become a buzzword in the last decade, but its full meaning is complex, emerging from a range of different sectors. In practice, it has become the springboard for millions of individ…

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Everyone wants healthy children who choose potatoes over chips and oranges over Oreos, but it isn't always easy to convince a picky child to try something new.

The Family Kitchen Garden int…

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