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Recent Organic Gardening Articles


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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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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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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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Healthy Eating that Works for Your Family

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 10, 2014

These days there’s a widespread awareness of the need for good nutrition, a balanced diet, and positive approaches to food and body image. But you’ll find many differing...