Vol. 61, No. 3
A Best-Practices Guide to Growing Tomatoes
Follow these seed-to-harvest pointers for a bumper crop of America's favorite home-grown vegetable: the incomparable tomato.
By Doug Hall
Next Generation 2.0
Four up-and-coming horticulturists bring new ideas and perspectives to their profession, giving the rest of us a glimpse into the future of gardening.
By Ken Druse
From heritage varieties to new hybrids, cucumbers offer home gardeners a surprising array of choices. Sample a few this summer.
By Amy Grisak
United Nations of Bread
Hot Bread Kitchen helps foreign-born women polish their culinary and language skills while selling authentic ethnic breads to appreciative New Yorkers.
By Nancy Matsumoto
Meet a few of the experts who share their wisdom in this issue.
We Hear You
Plants our readers live; more on herbal pet care.
We Love This Tip!
Advice for controlling pests and blending compost ingredients.
Skills & Abilities
How to build a recirculating water feature.
Celebreate asparagus, one of spring's first crops.
Ask Organic Gardening
Growing okra and sweet potatoes in short-summer climates; rooting cuttings without hormones.
Good Bug, Bad Bug
Ground beetles are valuable team players in the organic garden.
The challenges of using VA loans to buy farmland; the fiesty wren.
In organic marketing, tiny Denmark leads the world.
A tilled garden in spring is like a fresh canvas awaiting an artist's inspiration.
On the Cover: Photographer Ellen Hoverkamp uses a flatbed scanner to capture the depth of form and texture in plants, as seen in "Natural Companions" featured in the April/May 2012 issue of Organic Gardening.
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