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April, 2013 | Organic Gardening 365
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Archives for April 2013

7 Ways to Grow More Food by Planting Earlier in the Spring and Extending Your Harvest into Fall and Winter

  Have you ever wished you lived in a place where the growing season was a little longer? When I lived in Texas, I would study the charts about last frost in the spring and first frost in the fall.  I knew when to plant my tomatoes. And I had no worries about having enough […]

How to Collect Rainwater for Your Organic Garden

Have you ever wished you had a way to save some of the rainwater that runs off your roof and goes down the down spout? Here’s a quick video that shows one way to build your own rainwater collection system. Do you have a favorite way to conserve rain water to use later? Please leave […]

How to Grow More Food in Your Organic Garden with Succession Plantings

One of the most frustrating things when I had my own full garden for the first time 20 years ago was learning how much of everything to plant and when to plant it. Boy did I make some mistakes! I didn’t understand the big picture of how my planting schedule needed to intertwine with the […]

When to Plant Your Organic Vegetable Garden: 7 Questions You Must Answer First

Let’s pretend it’s late winter/early spring. (And maybe it is, depending on when you read this blog post.) You heard a fellow gardener say it’s time to start planting some things in the garden, but you’re not quite sure. The seed packets say to plant your peas as soon as the ground is unfrozen and […]

Don’t Buy Everything You See in the Garden Catalog

In the last post in this series of Timeless Gardening Tips, we talked about not planting too much or too little in your organic garden. In other words: Keep it manageable. Today let’s talk specifics: ordering things out of catalogues and buying from nurseries. I don’t know about you, but I start salivating when the […]