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Recent Organic Gardening Articles


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It's Easy to Grow Your Own Amazing Aloe Vera

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 16, 2014

Aloe vera has been on my mind since I spoke with a non-gardening friend recently. He was tentatively interested in growing a few houseplants. At that point all the windowsills and side...


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Why Not Plant Vegetables this Fall?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 07, 2014

As your late summer vegetable harvest winds down, why not celebrate a great home gardening season by … planting some more!! “What?” you may ask. “The leaves...


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Why Natural Is Not Always Healthier

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 20, 2014

With the pressures of daily life today, health-conscious folk are trying to fuel themselves with the most nutritious, safest foods. But before you reach for that tempting-looking package...


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Grow the Best Veggies to Save Money

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 18, 2014

Vegetable gardening brings you all kinds of benefits – reducing your carbon footprint and your consumption of pesticides, providing an opportunity to get healthy exercise outdoors,...


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11 Unexpected Results of Joining a CSA

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 17, 2014

Joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program is a great way to eat fresh, cheap, and local. The way it works is simple: You sign up for a share in the produce – predominately...


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8 Green Solutions to Garden Bug Problems

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 13, 2014

Munch! Munch! That should be the sound of you happily chowing down on organic veggies picked fresh from your home garden. But all too often, any munching that’s going on is being...


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What’s a Home Gardener to Do With Too Many Tomatoes?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 12, 2014

You’ve been anticipating this moment for months, hovering over your precious tomato plants with tender loving care since they began to sprout. Now your hard work is paying off....


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10 Plants that Will Thrive in Your Vertical Garden

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 11, 2014

Planting a vertical garden is a wonderful way to make the most of limited outdoor space. A small backyard or a balcony can be transformed into a thriving fruit and vegetable patch....