Issue Q2 is here!

Issue Q2 of The Dirt on Organic Gardening Magazine is out just in time for spring! Fifteen excellent articles! That’s right, fifteen articles that cover everything from how to repair the damage when the cat treats your raised bed like a litterbox, to how to strengthen the health of your soil (and what’t growing in it) […]

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Get Issue 43 now!

Contents EDITORIAL by Su Falcon Love your garden and keep your seeds dry GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY Cold-weather composting MINI-FEATURE Burlap bags & their many fine uses GARDEN GRIST by Yvonne Savio Tips for the winter garden FEATURE by S.E. Filomeo Easy as pumpkin pie MINI-FEATURE A banana a day GARDEN PLOT by Michelle Shipton […]

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Salt cellars: a pinch of history

Before the salt shaker was invented, people served their salt in salt cellars. The word cellar is a corrupted spelling of the French saliére—a container for salt. It was the development of free-flowing salt in the early 1900s that made the shaker possible. Of course, free-flowing salt has one or more additives to keep it […]

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