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

Start Your Own Simple, Super-Productive Backyard Farm

By Eliza Cross

Save money, increase your garden’s yield and maximize your home’s resources with this roundup of ideas to transform your yard from wasted space to hyper-productive backyard farm.

All About Organic Garden Fertilizers

By Cheryl Long and Barbara Pleasant

Natural sources of soil nutrients are available for free, yet in some instances you might want to buy supplemental fertilizers. Use this guide to build your soil’s nutrient content and save money over high-priced commercial fertilizers.

Plant a Perennial Food Garden

By Eliza Cross

Grow these perennial food plants, and you’ll enjoy the fruits of your labors for many seasons to come.

Gardening for Bees

By Margaret A. Haapoja

The pollinating work that bees do is crucial to our food supply. Learn how to help our fuzzy friends by creating a bee-friendly garden.


How to Start Seeds Indoors

From Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

Use our tips to start seeds indoors now and kick off your superproductive, unique and money-saving garden.

About Lavender: Varieties, Recipes, Aromatherapy Use and More

Enrich your life with lavender. From its medicinal benefits to cooking with lavender, the fragrant perennial has many uses.

Ground-Covering Plants for Your Lawn

By Pam Penick

Revive the bare spots in your lawn and garden by investing in several ground-covering plants suited to your region.

6 Medicinal Herbs to Grow at Home

By Patti Moreno

From echinacea to lemon balm, growing medicinal herbs in your home garden can provide convenient access to many natural remedies.