Organic Gardening Magazine is for All Gardeners

Organic Gardening magazine has been providing green-thumb enthusiasts with trusted advice since 1942. Although the magazine offers helpful information on how to have an environment-friendly garden, there is a wealth of wisdom for all gardeners.

Organic Gardening Magazine is for All Gardeners

What is the Organic Gardening magazine all about?

Organic gardeners avoid the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides in favor of creating complete ecosystems which are able to thrive with a more natural approach. When this doesn't work, organic gardeners favor the least invasive man-made treatments that target specific pests or diseases. Good, organically enriched soil is the backbone of an organic garden. Other things to consider are the water supply, beneficial insects, wildlife and even people.

Organic gardeners avoid the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides in favor of creating complete ecosystems which are able to thrive with a more natural approach. When this doesn't work, organic gardeners favor the least invasive man-made treatments that target specific pests or diseases. Good, organically enriched soil is the backbone of an organic garden. Other things to consider are the water supply, beneficial insects, wildlife and even people.

The Organic Gardening magazine has been providing green-thumb enthusiasts with trusted advice since 1942. Although the magazine does offer a lot of helpful information on how to have an environment-friendly garden, there is a wealth of wisdom and inspiration for all gardeners.

The magazine's articles cover all types of garden plants, from vegetables and fruits, to flowers, shrubs and grasses. There are articles on designing great gardens, lawn care, garden art, composting, container gardening, ordering seeds from a mail-order catalog, new gardening trends, using color to add drama to your garden and so much more. As you can see from that short list, the magazine is not merely about organic gardening, and everyone from novices to master gardeners will find lots of useful information in each issue.

Regular columns in the Organic Gardening magazine include:

Dig In, a compilation of news, views and cool products to use (and buy for all your gardening friends, as well as a seasonal checklist of chores to keep your garden in tiptop shape.

OG Solutions has detailed answers to three to six questions from readers, such as "Do plants grow best in alkaline or acid soil?" and "How can I build the nitrogen content of my soil in a safe, organic way?"

Gardener to Gardener is a collection of ideas, tips, techniques, and garden-related tales from the magazine's subscribers.

Compost Corner includes tips and brief stories from readers about things related to the compost pile, such as "What's the strangest thing you've ever found in your compost?"

Plants Worth Having features a different plant each issue with information on why, where and how gardeners should grow it, and other information specific to this plant.

At approximately 60 pages per issue, the Organic Gardening magazine may seem a bit small, but that's only because it has relatively few ads to interrupt the content-rich flow. The ads they do have are primarily grouped together, which is nice because if you are looking for something you can find it easily, but if you'd rather read the articles you don't have a bunch of distracting ads to get past.

If you would like to read an issue or two before you subscribe, most libraries carry the magazine. You can read the current month's issue at the library, and also check out some back issues to take home and read at your leisure. You might also want to visit their excellent website for weekly and daily features, lots of tips, archived articles, reviews and a whole lot more.

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