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Grow your own food and herbs with the best natural and organic gardening tips.
Get ready for the gardening season with our spring planting primer on selecting, starting and planting seeds.

White gardens 2 Historic White Gardens
In the mid-1900s single-color gardens (usually gray or white) were a popular design theme. Learn more about this horticultural tradition.
Beautiful Butterfly Garden Beautiful Butterfly Garden Plan
Reduce stormwater runoff and save on your watering bills with this rain garden plan. Check out the detailed illustrations for an easy-to-follow guide.
Windosill Garden Gifts for Gardeners: 5 Ideas for the Apartment Gardener
Stumped on what to give your friend or family member with an apartment garden? Try one of these ideas for gifts for gardeners.


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

Fall Gardening Guide

Fall Gardening

Plan a Fall Garden
Dreading months without fresh produce? Seize the day and plant a fall garden to enjoy cold-weather crops.

Fresh Herbs Year-Round
With a little planning and protection, you can enjoy fresh herbs in every season.

Guide to Root Vegetables
There's a wide variety of root vegetables to be enjoyed. Learn to grow and cook nutritious crops with our tips and recipes.

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.


The Weekend Homesteader guides readers to self-sufficiency, month by month. Whether it's January or June you'll find exciting, short projects that help you dip your toes into the vast ocean of homeste…

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