Organic Gardening Magazine Reviews

Organic Gardening Magazine

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  • Oh, Gee! What Happened to my Organic Gardening Magazine?

    Sep 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Packed with good gardening information.
    Cons: Thin and expensive.

    Summary: J.I. Rodale created a magazine in 1942 and called it Organic Gardening and Farming . It grew and changed over the years, and became Organic Gardening, the most widely read gardening magazine in the world. Rodale Press also created a ... read more

  • Get Your Green Thumb Painted With Organic Gardening Magazine!

    Feb 20, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wealth of information for small and large scale organic gardeners.
    Cons: Some subjects are repeated over the years.

    Summary: Being stuck in the house on a cold, wet winter day isn't my idea of a fun time, but that is what happened this weekend as I was attending my son recovering from wisdom tooth surgery. During this time I was able to catch up with a great amount of reading ... read more

  • Organic Gardening- Less Paper and More Money?

    Mar 24, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good information and easy to follow.
    Cons: Pamphlet-like and expensive.

    Summary: Update: I was told via mail in January, 2006 that Organic Style was not going to be issued anymore and they were concentrating on Organic Gardening. I got an issue without asking but it was then up to me to stop receiving the magazine. I have received ... read more

  • Dream Gardens for Real Gardeners: Part 3 -- Organic Gardening

    Apr 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good resource for environmentally-friendly gardening advice
    Cons: Ad policy doesn't support their ideals

    Summary: With spring a reality for some and only a promise for others, gardeners' minds and imaginations are turning toward this year's better-than-ever garden. The bright covers of the garden magazines beckon from newsstand and checkout displays. Which to buy? ... read more

  • I like this magazine

    Apr 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: useful information
    Cons: too many ads

    Summary: I just learned how to start a worm farm. Told me web sites that were very useful. Gives prices on how much things cost. Product reveiws. I learned how to compost here. I am trying out the newspaper pots now. It's fun! It tells you step by step. Lots of ... read more

  • My Organic Gardening

    Mar 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good tips on how to make a good garden
    Cons: too many adds

    Summary: My husband loves to garden. He swears that this is the best Magazine on gardening that he has ever come accros. The magazine has about 80 pages of wonderful gardening tips, ideas, and what tools you need to take care of your garden. The only ... read more

  • OG-A Rare Find

    Nov 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Interesting and Thought provoking Articles
    Cons: I can't wait for my next issue!

    Summary: Organic Gardening came to my attention by way of a radio show hosted by Mike McGrath on WHYY in Philadelphia. Though Mike is an OG zealot, he has a lot of great advice. I was convinced that I needed to subscribe to OG. This past year I read ... read more

  • I used to subscribe

    Nov 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Some good info
    Cons: could use more in-depth articles

    Summary: I remember when my mom used to subscribe, and how leafing through each magazine was a delight and an adventure in learning - not to mention just plain entertaining as visions of myself in overalls and straw hat picking county fair award winning veggies ... read more

  • Ecologically Sound

    Oct 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Trustworthy advice on natural gardening principles
    Cons: Abundance of advertisements

    Summary: Now, more than ever, we need to be concerned about the ecological balance of nature and the part that we can play in preserving our planet. For too long, we have relied on unnecessary chemicals and artificial fertilizers for our home gardens. Organic ... read more

  • The Right Way To Garden

    Oct 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The Best Gardening Magazine Out There
    Cons: Only 6 issues per year

    Summary: When I first started gardening 12 years ago, I already knew the dangers of chemical pesticides, as well as the damage that chemical fertilizers do to the soil. When I discovered Organic Gardening magazine, I found kindred spirits interested in gardening ... read more

  • A must for every gardener

    Oct 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: for every gardener, not just organics!
    Cons: sometimes to technical

    Summary: Organic Gardening is a must for every gardener. I look forward to going to the mailbox and plan on spending the next hour reading it. Sorry, everything else can wait. Not an issue goes by that I don't learn something new and I have been gardening for ... read more

  • Fall In Love With Your Compost Pile!

    Oct 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very informative, wide variety of topics
    Cons: only six issues a year!

    Summary: I recently subscribed to Organic Gardening since I have wanted to learn more about a natural way to garden, without all the toxic waste products out there that supposedly 'help' you grow a nice garden. Being an avid gardener of both vegetables and ... read more

  • Composting 1-2-3!

    Oct 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Makes organic gardening seem doable, and fun
    Cons: not all that easily seen on the supermarket shelves

    Summary: Years ago, I found this magazine in a stand with so many others. It stood out, primarily because it was the only one that espoused organic gardening. The very first issue I bought, and sold me to the magazine, broke composting down into very simple, easy ... read more

  • Are You Being Bugged?

    Aug 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Many features, Interesting Departments
    Cons: Ads, Almost fanatical feel about chemicals

    Summary: It is summertime, the veggies are growing, and the flowers are blooming in my garden. I now have aphids on my Rose of Sharon bushes, and ants crawling over each bud milking the aphids. What is a gardener to do? I ... read more

  • Good for organic beginners

    Jun 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good basics about natural gardening
    Cons: Preachy smash the chemical infidels overtones

    Summary: Some Love McGrath Organic Gardening readers are divided among those who love Mike McGrath (former editor and present essayist) and those who don't understand what the big deal about Mike McGrath is. I admit that I'm in the latter ... read more

  • An excellent magazine for all gardeners

    Jun 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Humorous, informational, educational and much more
    Cons: The issues are too short - I run out of pages before I am ready!

    Summary: I first subscribed to this magazine when Mike McGrath was the editor, and eagerly looked forward to every issue. When he "left," so did the humor and eventually, so did the magazine's focus. I am happy to say that the magazine is ... read more

  • Organic Gardening - what magazines should be

    Apr 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Non-preachy, unpretentious and clear writing with excellent advice
    Cons: Infrequent publication schedule, would prefer more targeted advice (edibles only, more zone-specific suggestions)

    Summary: This is one of those very rare periodicals that functions exactly as it should: it isn't preachy, like a lot of magazines that espouse certain...philosophies (see especially some vegetarian publications...), it isn't overly complicated or involved, but ... read more

  • Back to Its Old Self

    Mar 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Mike McGrath is back, informative on vegetable, fruit and herb gardening
    Cons: can be preachy, not much about flowers

    Summary: I've read Organic Gardening for about 15 years, since before I even had a garden of my own. It was OK, but there are only so many ways you can put together a compost pile. Then they hired Mike McGrath as editor. The whole magazine changed. Suddenly, ... read more

  • Dependable, Proven Advice

    Mar 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good information, well-researched.
    Cons: Nope.

    Summary: Organic Gardening is pretty much the "bible" (in periodical form) of organic gardeners across America. It consistently delivers good information, ideas and advice. Of course, all this material doesn't simply come out of thin air - Rodale, the ... read more

  • Organic Gardening is a natural!

    Dec 21, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: gardening secrets and tips
    Cons: do I really have to deal with manure?

    Summary: Compost is a glamorous and valued commodity - believe it? Then "Organic Gardening" magazine is for you! Each month this magazine comes packed with practical tips on how to turn away from chemicals and garden the natural and healthy way. ... read more

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