Gardening

Grow your own food and herbs with the best natural and organic gardening tips.

Fresh Clips: The Lowdown on Companion Planting

By Lauren Holt and Gina DeBacker

Experiment with companion planting by trying the following combinations for a lovely, healthy, historic garden.


Round Robin: Using Mulch and Compost

By Rob Proctor

Notes from regional herb gardeners: Rob Proctor says he doesn't mulch--and he knows how much mulch you need too.


Round Robin: Dramatic Foxgloves

By Elisabeth Sheldon

Notes from regional herb gardeners: Elisabeth Sheldon grows several varieties of foxglove for their bright colors adn dramatic history.


Round Robin: Growing Oregano Varieties

By Andy Van Hevelingen

Notes from regional herb gardeners: Andy Van Hevelingen tells of his new border plants-- three varieties of oregano from Holland.


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Herbs for Health: Passionflower for Food, Health and Beauty

By Steven Foster

Passionflower has been enjoyed for both its sweet taste and its health benefits for over 5,000 years.


5 Backyard Bird-Feeding Basics

By Vivienne Jannatpour

Bring a bit of life to the dead of winter by attracting birds to your backyard with these feeding tips.


Round Robin: Note from Atlanta, Georgia

By Geraldine Laufer

A Georgia gardener experiences the competitive nature of the southern gardening community.


Compost at Home: Tips for Composting and Vermicomposting

By Barbara Pleasant

Recycle kitchen scraps to help the planet—and your garden. Learn how to effectively compost and vermicompost at home with these tips and instructions.