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

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.

Echinacea Varieties

The purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is one of the North American prairie’s great contributions to gardens across the globe. It’s no wonder, then, that breeders are working to create hybrids with exciting new colors and exotic flower forms. Check out this handy chart, which organizes these new and interesting echinacea varieties by name, color, zone and more.

About Garlic

Unlock the health benefits of garlic varieties that have long played a key role in fighting infections and viruses like colds and coughs. Try these garlic remedies, learn how to grow your own garlic, store it and use it in the kitchen with this compilation of our best garlic articles from throughout the years.