Recent Organic Gardening Articles


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Ultimate Eco-Friendly Yard and Landscape

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 22, 2016

Don’t you just love your yard? Your patch of the great outdoors is the perfect spot for relaxing in the fresh air or hosting a friendly get-together. Be sure to keep Mother Earth...


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Stop Spider Mite Garden Damage this Safe, Natural Way

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 18, 2015

They are tiny but deadly ... to your garden, that is. We're talking about spider mites, minuscule members of the arachnid family with enormous appetites. Not to be confused with dust...


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7 Food Sources for the Nutrients You Most Likely Lack

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 05, 2015

It's ironic but true. Even though more than two thirds of Americans over the age of 20 are overweight or obese and this percentage is on the rise, at the same time many of us are undernourished....


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9 Favorite Holiday Dishes, Healthier

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 29, 2014

Thanksgiving is coming. If you groan at the prospect of a calorie-heavy, nutrient-scarce meal, there's good news in sight. You can take family recipes for your favorite holiday foods...


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Why It's Great to Grow Kale Indoors

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 28, 2014

Kale is the "it" superfood of the 2010s, the mason jar of the vegetable kingdom. And with good reason! This dark green member of the cabbage family, whether flat-leaf or curly, packs...


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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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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...