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Kick-start your perfect garden or expand upon your current knowledge with the 7th edition of Mother Earth News Collector Series, Organic Gardening. This special issue is 128 pages of gardening strategies, techniques, and advice from some of Mother Earth News’ favorite experts. Inside you’ll find detailed instruction on everything from preparing your soil to DIY plans for gardening tools and cultivars to preserving your harvest. With this much information, you will find yourself returning to this special issue time and time again for years to come.

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  • Vermicomposting Basics: Add worms to your composting process to form a nutrient-rich fertilizer for your garden.
  • Build Reusable Seed Flats: Use handmade wooden flats to grow sturdy seedlings year after year.
  • Grow Green Manure: Discover how cover crops can give back to your soil.
  • Sow Success in Stony Soil: If your gardening goals are stuck between a rock and a hard place, don't despair! Learn how to grow a bounty of crops despite rocky conditions. 
  • Plant Breeding for Gardeners: Use proper hybridization to preserve the unique traits found in your favorite garden plants.
  • Grow Great Carrots: Simple soil amendments and careful cultivar selection will boost your roots to their finest form.
  • Drying the Harvest: Keep your pantry well-stocked with a variety of dehydrated fruits and vegetables.

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