Growing your own food is a great way to save money, spend time outdoors, teach your kids to appreciate nature, get some exercise, and enjoy the pleasure and satisfaction of getting your hands dirty. And you don't need to add toxic chemicals to your own soil and water to do it. Organic gardening is a system that works with nature, combining the best tried-and-true growing methods with the latest science to produce healthy soil, healthy plants, and healthy food. Check out our tips to get started on your own organic garden, and dive deep into OrganicGardening.com for the best gardening advice anywhere. Dig in!
What you can do: Dedicate a small chunk of your yard to growing cheap, delicious vegetables to save major cash in this tough economy.
What you can do: Buddy up with a master gardener and find parents willing to weed.
What you can do: Select a few heirloom veggies and start a vegetable garden—just don’t overwater!
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What you can do: Have your soil tested before you start your spring garden.
What you can do: Learn a few basic gardening skills, then start planting.
What you can do: Plant a bee-friendly garden, and learn to tell a bee from a wasp.
What you can do: Find an empty spot, put a bag of potting soil there, and start growing potatoes, tomatoes, or greens inside it.
What you can do: Use compost, homemade pest fighters, and other organic techniques for a garden that’s as thrifty as it is healthy.
What you can do: Shop smart to keep harmful chemicals out of your body and out of our environment.