Recent Organic Gardening Articles

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Natural Sources of Nitrogen for Your Garden

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 03, 2014

Recently, the leaves of my beautiful geranium plants started to look a lot less beautiful. In fact they were downright yellow at the edges. And with the dry spell we’ve been having,...

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Turn Your Apartment’s Outdoor Space into an Oasis

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 17, 2014

If you live in a townhouse, condo or rental apartment with its own balcony or terrace, you may be reluctant to use your outdoor space for more than storage or the designated smoking...

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Planting a Tree

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 02, 2014

Gardening in your backyard … and front yard, and indoors, and on your balcony … is enjoying a huge wave of popularity among Americans. Everyone seems to want to get their...

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Vertical Gardens Offer More than Just Space Saving

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 20, 2014

Gardens that grow vertically rather than spreading across the landscape are all the rage among urban gardening fans these days. Their popularity is due in large part to the fact that...

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Eat Well and Spend Less by Using the Three R’s

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 11, 2014

By the “three R’s,” we’re not referring to readin’, ‘ritin’ and ‘rithmetic … although those school subjects are definitely useful...

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Don’t Bag Those Grass Clippings – Use Them!

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 07, 2014

Like it or not, cutting the grass is a chore that needs to be done on a regular basis by anyone who has a lawn. But once you’re finished mowing, what do you do with all the grass...

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How to Store Herbs for the Freshest Flavor

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 07, 2014

As the “foodie movement” continues to gain in popularity, more and more folks are experimenting with adventurous cuisine and interesting flavors. Herbs are a great way to...

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13 Out-of-the-Box Benefits of Home Gardens

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 29, 2014

After a long cold winter, people all over North America are rushing to start work on their gardens. Besides the color pop of a gorgeous flowerbed or the...