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Organic Gardening Magazine Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Organic Gardening Magazine.

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A Beginner's Guide to Composting

When organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings and food scraps break down, you get compost, a dark, dirt-like "soil" that is rich in nutrients. Compost happens even without human involvement; for example, the leaves that fall on the fo...  Read more

7 Things Your Seed Packet Can Tell You

The back of every commercially bought seed packet provides a basic how-do guide for growing that particular plant. Compiled with information on lighting, sowing depth and more, this article will help you decode what all of those gardening terms mean....  Read more

An Introduction to Companion Planting

Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to sy...  Read more

8 Ways to 'Green' Your Kitchen

Greening your life—reducing your impact on the environment—takes a little research and planning. Because the kitchen is the most waste-producing room in an average house, it's a great place to start. The best way to do it is slowly, b...  Read more

Calculating the Cost of Growing Your Own Food

Many of us assume that a backyard vegetable garden can save us money, but is it really true? After investing in equipment, soil, seeds and water, do you really come out on top? The answer varies upon the size of your garden, whether you start yo...  Read more

#firstpost. Any 65 - Spark fans here? I get lots of exercise gardening, have been walking 2mi. dai
Updated 8/27/2016 2:11:30 PM

#firstpost. Any 65 - Spark fans here? I get lots of exercise gardening, have been walking 2mi. daily for 3mo. I want to do more but I can't figure why I'm still as tired afterward ad when I started. Any suggestions?...  Read more

Olive garden? Any healthy choices? I'm going on a
Updated 8/25/2016 12:27:56 AM

Olive garden? Any healthy choices? I'm going on a special date there tom night...  Read more

Heavy gardening today, moving planters, digging ou
Updated 8/24/2016 8:26:21 PM

Heavy gardening today, moving planters, digging out shrubbery, cutting out overgrowth, followed by 3 hours of moving rocks. Thankfully only a few of the rocks were 100 pounders, rolled those. Now off to start the BBQ :)...  Read more

Went to lunch with family yesterday Olive garden..
Updated 8/18/2016 1:56:36 PM

Went to lunch with family yesterday Olive garden...menu not diet friendly..me to waiter "need to know calories in what" boom 2 minutes later complete printed list in my hand. .....= yum healthy lunch...  Read more

Has anyone used a "garden of life" product called
Updated 8/16/2016 1:36:39 PM

Has anyone used a "garden of life" product called "raw protein and greens", it is a plant protein shake that is very expensive so I am looking for a cheaper alternative....  Read more

Great fresh veggies

If you want a great organic garden, grow your own worms in containers over the winter months. Come spring you are able to use the dirt & their feces in the garden, which will make great veggies.The worms are great for fishing (especially @ $4/doz), &...  Read more

10 Ways Growing an Organic Garden Can Help Your Health and Budget

10 Ways Growing an Organic Garden Can Help Your Health and BudgetGet the nutrition you need & enjoy tastier foodMany studies have shown that organically grown food has more minerals and nutrients than food grown with synthetic pesticides. And there’s...  Read more

Gardening

Anyone who loves gardening and wants to combine this love with their desire to be fit and healthy!...  Read more

Poll: Do Front-Yard Vegetable Gardens Offend You?

A married couple in Montreal wanted to improve their health, so they planted a vegetable garden (picture at left is a stock photo, not their garden). By growing their own cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, beets, onions and Brussels sprouts (among other...  Read more

Tips for Washing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

My aunt and uncle have a farm with a garden, and many fruit trees and bushes. They enjoy vegetables as well as fresh picked apples or pears and berries right off the bush. While it takes work, they enjoy their nutrient-rich bounty throughout th...  Read more