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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

Tried making organic banana ice cream, think I add
Updated 6/21/2016 8:22:33 PM

Tried making organic banana ice cream, think I added to many ice cubes, tastes like water :( Epic Fail...  Read more

Lettuce fresh from the garden so good
Updated 6/19/2016 2:08:29 PM

Lettuce fresh from the garden so good...  Read more

#exercise #gardening #summerisforweightloss Got my
Updated 6/15/2016 10:37:15 AM

#exercise #gardening #summerisforweightloss Got my butt back to the gym! Burned about 400 calories or so! Feeling really motivated today :) Really love the 5-10min workout idea tho tío from SP! How are you doing?...  Read more

Beautiful day in Pennsylvania. Watered garden . pu
Updated 6/14/2016 9:28:20 PM

Beautiful day in Pennsylvania. Watered garden . pulled weeds and walked around the houses. Every bit of exercise counts...  Read more

Afternoon, hubby n I what out for breakfast n I had a healthy meal garden pesto Benedict very yumm
Updated 6/14/2016 12:22:37 PM

Afternoon, hubby n I what out for breakfast n I had a healthy meal garden pesto Benedict very yummy...  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

Gardeners Killing the Colorado Potato Beetle Organically

This works for Japanese beetles too. Go out a couple of days with a container of soapy water. Flick all the seen beetles into the water. This is the key kill the ones there directly by HAND. Then spray the plant with a solution of fresh crushed ga...  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