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Garden-fresh herbs and vegetables are a joy. Growing them is a lot simpler than it seems, and chemical fertilizers and pesticides are completely unnecessary. Here you can learn about how to grow your favorite crops organically.
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How To Grow More Vegetables in Your Garden
Here are several tips and ideas for growing more vegetables in your garden, no matter how big or small it is.

Readers Share Their Organic Vegetable Gardens
About.com Organic Gardening readers share photos of their organic veggie gardens. Learn and be inspired by your fellow gardeners! See submissions

Grow Your Own Microgreens
Microgreens are an easy crop to grow indoors or out, in a garden or a container. Here's what you need to know to grow these delicious, beautiful greens.

How to Grow Sprouts in a Jar
Growing sprouts is the easiest way to grow a bit of your own food. Here are instructions for growing sprouts in a jar, as well as recommended varieties and information about buying seed.

How to Grow Organic Carrots
Carrots are a real treat when picked fresh from the garden. The flavor is so much sweeter and more robust than the ones you buy from the supermarket. There are a few tricks to success in growing carrots in your garden, and this article will tell you everything you need to know.

How to Grow Organic Turnips
Everything you need to grow delicious, nutritious, organic turnips.

Which vegetables can I direct-sow for a fall vegetable garden?
Here is a list of vegetables that work well sown directly into the garden for a fall harvest. These vegetables should be sown in mid-July to mid-August in most of the U.S. and Canada to harvest before the first fall frost.

Perfect Companions for Broccoli
Here is a list of companion plants for broccoli, as well as those you should avoid planting near broccoli in your garden.

Vegetables to Direct Sow in your Garden in June
Here is a regional guide to which vegetables you can direct sow in your garden during the month of June.

Companion Plants for Beans
Here are the best companion plants for beans, as well as which plants to avoid planting near your beans.

How to Grow Organic Beans
Here's all you need to know to grow organic beans, from how to start from seed to how to support and fertilize them.

Ten Easy Vegetables to Direct Sow in Your Garden
Growing your vegetables from seed is the most economical way to start a garden. Some vegetables are definitely easier than others. The plants on this list don't require grow lights or heating mats, and germinate easily in ordinary garden soil.

Five Easy Garden Vegetables
So, you say you have no time for a vegetable garden. Or, you are convinced that your thumb is definitely not green. Give these five tasty vegetables a try. You'll be surprised at how much fresh produce you can get for the amount of work you'll need to put in.

Complete Guide to Growing Organic Lettuce
Growing organic lettuce is rewarding, and can be done in a traditional garden or in containers. This article tells you everything you need to do to grow organic lettuce.

Three Great Spinach Alternatives

If you grow spinach in your garden, it's always a little heartbreaking when the weather starts heating up, and spinach begins its quick demise into bitterness. Seemingly overnight, spinach sends up a flower stalk, indicating the end of another crop.

If you're looking for a delicious, slow-bolting alternative to spinach, consider one of these three easy-to-grow crops. And the good news is, …

Ten Vegetables You Can Grow Without Full Sun
Many of us are blessed (or cursed, depending on how you see it) with shady lots. The general assumption is that if you have anything other than full sun, you can't grow vegetables. Not true! These ten veggies will produce very well with three to six hours of sunlight per day.

Container Vegetable Gardening
You don't need a lot of space to grow vegetables. In fact, even if you don't have a yard at all, you can still enjoy a bounty of fresh vegetables by growing them in a container. This article shows you how.

Growing Vegetables with Organic Soil Amendments
This article from the University of Florida Extension Service provides a good rundown of organic soil amendments for vegetable gardens.

How to Rotate Crops in Your Vegetable Garden
Here is a quick explanation of the different vegetable plant "families" for crop rotation in your vegetable garden.

How to Harvest Asparagus
Here is an explanation of how to harvest asparagus, and when to harvest it.

How and When to Harvest Snap Beans
Here is a quick explanation of how to tell when it's the perfect time to harvest snap beans, as well as the best technique for harvesting them.

How and When to Harvest Cucumbers
Here are some quick tips about how to tell when your cucumbers are ready to harvest, as well as the best way to harvest them.

How and When to Harvest Corn
Here is how to tell when your corn is ready to harvest, and the best way to harvest it.

Vegetables and Herbs to Plant in July
Here is a handy list of those veggies and herbs you can plant during the month of July, either from seeds or transplants.

How to Grow Your Own Tasty, Organic Cucumbers
Here is everything you need to help you grow delicious, nutritious fresh cucumbers in your garden -- without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.

Companion Planting Idea: Plant Tomatoes, Borage, and Squash Together
Here is a great combination to use in your vegetable garden. These three plants not only help each other grow better, but also look great in combination.

Companion Plants for Cucumbers
Here are plants that are good companions for cucumbers in your garden - as well as those that you should avoid planting near cucumbers.

Complete Guide to Growing Organic Cucumbers
From planting and caring for cucumbers, to protecting them from common pests and diseases, here's what you need to know to grow delicious organic cucumbers in your garden.

Vegetables and Herbs to Plant in August
Here is a regional list of which vegetables and herbs you can plant in your garden in August.

Tips for Growing Big Pumpkins in Your Garden
Here are a few quick tips for growing nice, big pumpkins for fall decorations or Halloween jack-o-lanterns.

How to Harvest Zucchini
Here is how to tell when your zucchini is ready to harvest, as well as the easiest way to harvest zucchini.

How to Grow Zucchini and Other Summer Squashes
Here's what you need to know to grow delicious organic zucchini and other summer squashes in your garden, including planting and growing instructions, recommended varieties, and common pests.

Companion Plants for Zucchini and Summer Squash
Here is a list of the best plant to combine with zucchini in your garden.

How to Grow Organic Zucchini and Summer Squash
Zucchini and other summer squashes are easy to grow, especially if you provide them with fertile soil and plenty of water. Here's everything you need to know to grow zucchini in your garden.

How to Save Beans to Plant in Next Year's Garden
Saving beans from this year's garden to plant next year is quite simple, as long as you get your timing right and follow a few basic steps. Here's how to do it.

Vegetables to Plant in September
Wondering what, if anything, you can plant in your vegetable garden in September? Here's a regional list of which crops you can plant now.

Beautiful, Delicious Heirloom Summer Squashes
There is more to summer squash than just zucchini.These heirloom summer squashes are tasty, beautiful, and unique.

Where to Find Organic Eggplant Seeds
Here is a list of companies and catalogs that carry organic eggplant seeds.

How to Grow Eggplant from Seed
Instructions for when and how to start eggplant from seed indoors.

Herb Seeds to Add to Seed Ball Mixes
If you're interested in adding herbs to your seed ball mixes, the ones in this list will grow dependably without any coddling.

How to Grow Garden Herbs Indoors Over the Winter
Wondering how you can keep growing your favorite tender herbs indoors during the winter? Here are some tips for bringing your favorite herbs indoors from your garden.

Heirloom Pumpkins and Squashes
Here are some tasty, beautiful, and unique heirloom pumpkins and squashes to grow in your garden.

How to Store Root Vegetables So They Stay Fresh Longer
A bountiful harvest is a wonderful thing, but how do you store your excess root veggies so they don't go bad? Here are some tips for the best way to store carrots, beets, parsnips and other popular root vegetables.

Love to Cook? Here's What to Grow!
If you love to cook, here are some ideas for what you may want to grow in your vegetable garden.

Ten Tasty Asian Vegetables to Grow in Your Organic Garden
Here are ten Asian vegetables to try growing in your vegetable garden.

Harvesting, Curing, and Storing Winter Squash
Here are tips about harvesting and curing your winter squashes for maximum storage time.

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