For Your Organic Garden
Gardening organically, in the Southern U.S.? We have a wonderful, long growing season, but also some special “challenges” in the form of weeds, pests, and diseases. The good news is that our gardens can be an amazing source of healthful food and herbs. The pages within this site contain information to support your work in the garden, sharing education, information, and resources to help you along the way.
Topics, plants, and strategies discussed apply mainly to the Southeastern U.S., but some of this is likely to be useful to gardeners in other regions, too. Read more…
Many Southern gardeners will be planting seeds in the garden this weekend. For best success, here are four things to keep in mind. 1. Correct season for growing the crop. Seed packets for each crop usually include some general planting information. One item to look for is a planting date range. You can use the […]
A co-worker, many years ago, who knew that I love plants, asked me what she should plant in a very large blue glazed pot that she had just bought. At the time, all I could imagine was a central cluster of three dwarf okra (like ‘Cajun Jewel’), surrounded by bush beans and bright orange ‘Tangerine’ […]
My small organic vegetable garden is providing greens right now. Kale and spinach are growing together in a half-barrel in the front yard. I started these indoors, from seeds, while it was still winter. Before moving them outside permanently, I used one of those warmer weeks in February to harden them off. By “harden them […]