Recent Organic Gardening Articles

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What to Do Now to Prevent Winter Garden Problems

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 05, 2015

Winter is hard on your garden. Cold weather, heavy winds, and snow obviously have great potential to harm your precious plants. Other possible trouble sources are hungry animals and...

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8 Mistakes to Avoid for the Happiest Houseplants

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 01, 2015

OK, here's the dirt on houseplants (yes, pun intended). They look lovely, add interest to your color scheme, and even help to purify the air of your home. However, you've got to remember...


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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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...