Issue 7 of The Dirt on Organic Gardening is about amending your soil and getting ready for fall!
Read tips and tricks on planting in the fall, discover the best ways to rejuvenate your soil, and get the facts on GMOs. Also, learn how you can put up your excess tomatoes by cooking and canning some amazing marinara sauce.
EDITORIAL Passion and community
GETTING YOUR HANDS DIRTY Fall planting
Includes good cool-weather crops, an explanation of grow zones and how to calculate your planting window.
FEATURE Amending your soil
FEATURE Melissa’s amazing homemade marinara
DOS & DON’TS on canning
FEATURE What is a microclimate?
FEATURE The power of garlic
JUST ASK LEE by Lee O’Hara
Lee answers questions on why plants would grow slowly, whether dog food makes a good fertilizer, and what the difference is between humus and compost.
THE TRUTH ABOUT FOOD by Lauren Hollander
The down-low on GMOs
THE BUZZ by Pat Anderson
Preparing for winter
WHO’S DOING IT Aquaponics at Whisper Farms
ORGANIC INTERNATIONAL by Becky Whitt
Australian Organic: Educating the community
PRODUCT REVIEW Yard Butler Garden Stool
SIMPLY DELICIOUS Creamy potato leek soup