by the editors at Rodale’s Organic Life If you’re starting to look at Greenhouse Buying Guides, there’s a few things you should know. It’s similar, of course, to gardening outside. Plants still need adequate nutrients and water, and you still need tie, prune, and tend to them. But the greenhouse environment is also very different from that […]
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by guest blogger Julie Malone, assistant buyer at Rodale’s and urban garden & food blogger One day, I’ll have my dream garden. It will be lush with edible flowers, a tea garden, perfectly staked tomatoes flanked by hearty-stemmed peppers, endless grids of greens, berry bushes tucked in the peripheries, and an orchard in the background […]
by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition As senior science advisor to Elements Behavioral Health, the largest national residential addiction-treatment program, I’m in the process of integrating a natural, whole-foods-based nutrition program to support lifelong recovery. Presently, I’m also working with Malibu Vista, a women’s mental […]
by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels You might expect that, as a Rodale, I grew up gardening. This is sort of true—I mainly grew up reading in the yard while my mom gardened and I occasionally helped with the weeding. And I enjoyed the fruits of her labors. It […]
by guest blogger Robyn Jasko. Beautiful to grow and easy to harvest grains: More and more gardeners are discovering just how easy it is to grow sustainable, GMO-free grains at home.
By guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood. Just as the statement “milk is milk” is patently not true, so is the idea that all compost is created equal. Here at Rodale Institute we’ve been making compost for decades. But it wasn’t until recently that we started to look at our compost under the microscope and discovered that not even all of our compost was created equal.
By guest blogger Robyn Jasko. Instead of buying transplants this year, you can save a ton of money by growing your own tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, kale, lettuce, and herbs, and more from vegetable starts—for just the price of a packet of seeds and soil. Here are a few simple ways to grow your own seedlings without buying expensive seed-starting setups or kits.
by guest blogger Robyn Jasko. The seed catalogs that have probably filled your mailbox over the past few months are awfully tempting with their gorgeous pictures and fancy new varieties, but with so many terms (organic, hybrid, open-pollinated, and such) used to describe them, what does it all mean? Here’s a quick guide to help you decipher your catalog…
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now