Vol. 61, No. 5
Growing the Flavors of Southeast Asia
Lemongrass, ginger, and turmeric are among the seasonings that make Asian cuisine distinctive. Learn how to grow these tropical spices at home.
By Debbie Leung
A Splash of Contentment
With a gentle burble and a shimmer of reflected light, moving water turned this backyard garden into a peaceful refuge—and reopened a couple's eyes to the calming influences of nature.
By Linda Askey
A Taste of Honey
To celebrate the Jewish New Year—and the traditional, symbolic pairing of honey and apples that marks the holiday—California beekeepers share honey-sweet recipes.
By Elissa Altman
Where are all the bees?
Six talented folks who had a hand in this issue.
We Hear You
Why organic? Our readers list many good reasons.
We Love This Tip!
Clever uses for chalk, leftover milk, and ashes.
Tips for bringing water features into a landscape.
Skills & Abilities
How to save seeds from your vegetable plants.
We Like This!
Garden gear for the harvest season.
Live healthier with the Mediterranean diet.
Follow along on quests for heirloom beans and organic cotton.
Tofu, or not tofu? Try it homemade before you answer the question.
Enter a magical realm where vegetables do their own weeding.
Ask Organic Gardening
Fragrant roses; edibles in containers; and more.
Good Bug, Bad Bug
This garden hero wears a horror-movie mask.
An island preserve for bees; the true meaning of horsepower.
Training veterans to become organic farmers.
The Fascinating World of Flora and Fauna.
On the Cover: An organic garden sustains healthy bees. Illustration by Peter Donnelly.
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