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July, 2013 | Organic Gardening 365
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Archives for July 2013

9 Reasons You Should Raise Your Own Organic Chickens

Back one summer when I was still in grade school, we went to visit my grandparents down in Breckenridge, Texas. They had some longtime family friends, Howard and Patricia Swanson, who lived on a cattle ranch not too far from town and we went for a visit one bright sunny morning. Now, I grew up […]

Why You Should Grow Extra Produce in Your Organic Garden

I’ll never forget the look on my friend Carol’s face when I brought her some fresh tomatoes from my grandpa’s garden one hot afternoon the summer between sophomore and junior year in high school. She was ecstatic! Personally, I was yet not a tomato lover and was happy to unload the unwelcome balls of red […]

11 Ways to Get Involved in or Create Your Own Gardening Community

When we first moved to our house 20 years ago, we didn’t know a soul in this little New England town of 17,000. I was a new stay-at-home dad with a six-month-old baby girl; my wife commuted into New York City every day. And I was LONELY! I had no time to garden much that […]

Book Review: “The Organic Lawn Care Manual” by Paul Tukey

This post is really a book review about a wonderful organic lawn care book.  But I’m going to preface it with a little personal experience that helped me see the importance of caring for my lawn organically.  If you want to get right to the book review, feel free to skip down to it.  I […]

Get Bigger Harvests by Pruning Your Organic Fruit Trees

Ever since I was about two years old, I have been fascinated with planting things and watching them grow. But after living in the same house now for over 20 years, I have realized that some things grow too much or mercilessly invade another plant’s territory and need to be pruned or removed. I used […]