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Even though there’s still snow on the ground over much of the country, it’s about time to start thinking about the logistics of planting your garden later this spring. And while you’re thinking about it, why not consider going natural?
Whether you’re an avid gardener or just starting out, the idea of creating a garden using organic methods can seem overwhelming at first. But organic gardening is less daunting than you may think if you understand some basic principles; it’s about creating a more holistic, natural ecosystem and can be done right in your own backyard.