Organic Gardening

Ten Things I Have to Plant Every Year (no matter what)

Spring is a time to start over and try new things, but after 30 years of gardening, there are the tried-and-true that simply must be planted every year. This is my list.

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6 Reasons Organics Can
Feed the World

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood. Six things to say to friends, family, and total strangers when they tell you organics can’t feed the world

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Fist-Pounding Seed Evangelist
(Or, How to Start Your Own Seeds)

by guest blogger Tim Mountz. For some reason people are really afraid of starting plants from seed. But it’s actually very easy. Seeds are some of the most resilient things on Earth.

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My New York City Window Garden

by guest blogger Maya Rodale. Being a Rodale, I am often asked if I garden. For most of my life, I sheepishly said no. I’m happy to report that has changed since I moved to an apartment with actual sunlight and acquired my “plant babies.”

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Organic Tulip Salad

by guest blogger Keriann Koeman. Tulip petals taste like sweet lettuce, and some of them end with a peppery flavor note. After tasting all our varieties, I’ve chosen the ones I like the best.

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Photos from the Philadelphia
Flower Show Preview

I’ve been going to the Philadelphia Flower Show on and off for decades. For those of you who can’t get there, enjoy these photos. For those of you who can, maybe this will inspire you.

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The Power of Flowers

Sometimes we need a dose of fresh fragrance and life in the middle of winter. On my counter now I have the first hyacinths of the season that I picked up while food-shopping.

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The Ultimate in Self-Expression

What I love most about gardening: It’s a joyous celebration of diversity and creativity. Yes, we need to grow things to eat, but gardening is so much more than that. Gardening reflects who we are in all our quirky glory.

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