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The organic fall vegetable garden

Planting for a Fall Garden Harvest

  August brings bounty, when seemingly every crop is ripe and every harvest basket heavy. Zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, beets, lettuces, onions, garlic, beans, new potatoes, and more.  And I can’t forget about the basil, parsley, thyme, and sage, plus the cut flowers, brightening the fields and kitchen table. It’s a month when the end …

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organic onion starts, grown from organic seeds

Organic vs. Conventional: Why You Need to Buy Organic Seeds

The most important thing when you’re starting an organic garden is to buy organic seeds.   You decided to grow organic because you want to grow the healthiest food.  You want to take care of the land and encourage healthy soil, healthy plants, and strong living systems.  So it’s vitally important that you start with …

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seed catalogs with open pollinated, heirloom, and hybrid seeds

A Seed Primer: What’s the Difference Between Open Pollinated, Heirloom, and Hybrid Seeds

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: when seed catalogs arrive in the mail! Seed catalogs mark the transition between the end of the autumn growing season and the beginning of winter planning.  And if planning doesn’t sound enticing to you, just imagine this: a cold winter day, a hot cup of tea, a …

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