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Gardening

Grow your own food and herbs with the best natural and organic gardening tips.
These easy, affordable methods will keep garden soil warm—and plants producing food—well into the autumn.

10-14-2011-fresh summer herbs Enjoy Fresh Summer Herbs All Year Long
As summer dwindles down to a close, you may be left standing in your garden or kitchen thinking "Now what?" Preserve herbs with our expert tips: dry, freeze, pickle and pack them to continue enjoying your favorite herbs well into the winter.
The Basics of Seed Saving
Take greater control over your food sources—and save some money—by learning to preserve your own garden seeds.
Venus Flytrap How to Grow Carnivorous Plants
Are you a plant geek? Check out these little known facts and growing tips about the puzzling behavior of carnivorous plants.

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


Summer Gardening Guides

Container Gardening 

Grow a Summertime Container Garden
No space for a traditional garden? Plant a container garden for fresh cucumbers, eggplants, peppers and tomatoes all summer long.

Beat the Heat: Conservation-Based Garden Watering Systems
Try organic mulches and the right watering equipment to keep your crops healthy and your yields abundant.

Summer Harvest Guide
Enjoy the garden harvest all year with this plant-by-plant guide to harvesting and storing your favorite crops.

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