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October, 2013 | Organic Gardening 365
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Archives for October 2013

How to Build Your Own Mini-Greenhouse for Under $150

Did you ever want your own greenhouse when you were a kid? I sure did. Ever since I was in high school, I thought it would be so cool to have my own greenhouse. But I have never really have lived in a place where there was room. I would drool over the catalogs with […]

How to Grow Organic Garlic: October Is the Time to Plant

 This Guest Post is by David Porcaro, who lives in Historic Wethersfield, CT and works at Comstock/Ferre, the oldest continuing seed company in New England.   Did you know… …that most of the garlic you buy in your local supermarket is imported from China? That doesn’t sound too appealing to me. When garlic is imported […]

Heirloom Tomato Leather: Simple Food Dehydrator Recipe

Have you ever noticed that some years the tomatoes in your garden just aren’t very productive and other years you’ve got so many tomatoes you could single-handedly supply the Tomatina Tomato Festival in Spain, you know, the one where people throw truckloads of tomatoes at each other? Well, I didn’t have quite that many tomatoes […]

Guerilla Gardening in South Central LA

 Ever heard of Guerilla Gardening? Well, it’s about time you did.  Meet Ron Finley from South Central Los Angeles, CA. He plants gardens in vacant lots, sidewalk strips and anyplace he can find. He’s empowering people, especially kids, to take charge of what they eat.  He uses gardening to educate and transform communities from the […]

Fall: The Best Time to Start a Compost Pile

And once again summer is over and fall has come to the garden.  I hope you had a productive garden this year. You may still be harvesting some fall crops and hoping those last tomatoes will ripen before the first frost. Of course, some vegetables thrive in the fall. Brussels’s Sprouts, for example, have better […]