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Grow your own food and herbs with the best natural and organic gardening tips.
Grow your own healing garden with these six easy-to-grow, tasty medicinal herbs.

Fresh Clips: Harvest Culinary Oregano
Oregano highlights savory dishes when used in small doses, and also has the highest antioxidant potency of any herb.

Growing Mint: From Harvesting to Using
Discover tips for growing mint, including how to harvest and use it.

Fresh From the Garden: 10 Types of Basil
Discover the many varieties of basil, and determine which is the best to grow in your own garden.


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

Summer Gardening

3 Tips for Growing a Perfect Summer Garden
Stop worrying about typical garden woes and enjoy the beauty of your summer garden with these simple tips.

Summer Gardening Tips: When to Prune, Mulch and Plant
Learn from last summer's mistakes with these summer gardening tips.

Summer Garden Guide: Planting Zones
The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map and the AHS Plant Heat-Zone Map can help you in your quest for the best herbs to grow in your region.

Garden Designer


Herbs that Grow in the Shade

Associate Editor Gina DeBacker answers the reader-submitted question "What are some great plants to grow in the shade?"

The Plant Healer's Path is the first of two volumes by Jesse Wolf Hardin, co-founder of Plant Healer…

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