Issue 39 of The Dirt on Organic Gardening Magazine is here, and we have a great new column! Ever thought about getting chickens but weren’t sure what effect it would have on your garden? FOWL PLAY provides a fun little twist on the usual backyard chicken article. You’ll see what we mean when you read it!
Got any questions about how much water your garden really needs? Or the best way to water? Or when? Want to learn a simple trick to keep your summer garden going?
Get answers to all these questions and more in Issue 39 of The Dirt!
EDITORIAL On gardening and chickens
GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY by CaliKim
How to make watering your garden easier
GARDEN PLOT by Michelle Shipton Cook
No more overwatering
MINI_FEATURE 10 ways to maximize your water usage
FEATURE Reproduction without sex
GARDEN GRIST by Yvonne Savio
When to avoid overhead irrigation
FEATURE by S.E. Filomeo
Herbs for the holidays
FOWL PLAY by Lady Human
Backyard chickens: pets or pests?
THE INSECT INVESTIGATOR by Nadia Ruffin
The magical cicada
JUST ASK LEE by Lee O’Hara
Keeping your garden cool
GARDEN SCIENCE by Michele Bousquet
The physics of water
THE BUZZ by Pat Anderson
What beekeeping backwards means