Help for Your Organic Garden!
This page contains links to our fact sheets full of handy hints on how to beat back those nasty garden pests without pesticides; when to plant what in Tucson, and tons more hands-on practical garden info. It is constantly growing and will feature more articles as we are able to post them, so keep checking back if you can't find what you want today.
Sources for info & products
- Gardening Resources in the Tucson-Pima Library
For those of you living in the Tucson area, here is a listing, with call numbers, for tons of gardening books.
- Sources for Organic Seeds and Products
Want to know where you can get all this good stuff? Here's a massive listing to outlets across the country.
Organic Community Gardens
- Miles Elementary contact Susan Silverman, 326-5844
- Dunbar-Springs contact Brad Lancaster 882-9443
- Pio Decimo. contact Bill Zaffer, 292-0380
- Sam Hughes, contact Alex Camacho 322-5867
Controlling insect problems
- Toxic Dangers in the Natural World
Learn about some plants that are harmful to humans, indoors and out. Small children, especially, are often tempted to eat any pretty berry or flower they see.
- Four Bad Bugs: Stop Them Organically
Here are the biggies: aphids, cabbage loopers, cabbageworms, and hornworms. You can control then without chemicals.
Crops and their environment
- Growing Herbs Organically
Herbs have special cultural needs. Find out how you can make the most of your herb garden with organic methods.
Mother Herb's Basket
These articles, previously published in our monthly Composter newletter, discuss all aspects of growing and using herbs organically. You can email Mother Herb (Mary Sisson Eibs) directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Growing Herbs in Containers
Save time and money by growing in containers.
- Companion Planting with Herbs
Help your herbs and your vegetables.
- Starting Herbs from Seeds
It's easier than you think.
- Growing Herbs in the Desert
Yes, you can beat the heat.
- Wintering Herbs Indoors
Frost needn't limit your herb season.
- Pruning Herbs
Cutting your herbs back helps their growth.
- Xeriscaping with Herbs
You don't need a lot of water to keep herbs.
- Landscaping with Herbs
Don't forget the beauty that goes with the flavor.
- Using Lemon Scented Herbs
Ever tried lemon basil or lemon thyme?.
- Drying Herbs
Extend that season year-round.
- Herbs in tea
You can use a lot more than peppermint.
- Sassy Salad Herbs
There's more to life than iceberg lettuce.
- Sun or Shade?
Location is everything.
- Summer Stories
That heat can get tough on the herbs.
- Cold Tolerant Herbs
Get an early start on the spring.
- Medicinal Herbs
They're not just for flavor.
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