Archive of Marion Owen’s Organic Gardening Columns

After 24 years of writing a weekly column for our newspaper, the Kodiak Daily Mirror, I decided to post them here so folks like you have direct access to ad-free, tried-n-true gardening tips.

These articles cover a bookshelf of topics. What you see is what you get: They are not dolled up or optimized to achieve high rankings in search engines. Best of all, you’ll get a taste of life in Kodiak, Alaska.

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Archive of Marion Owen’s Weekly Organic Gardening Columns

For the Year: 2021

Jan. 18, 2021: Winter Composting Made Easy (#1285).
Jan. 11, 2021: Garden your way out of a bad mood (#1284).
Jan. 4, 2021: How snow delivers nitrogen to your garden (#1283).
BONUS: 5 Garden Trends You Need to Know for 2021 (#1282).

For the Year: 2020

Dec. 28, 2020: From hobby to mandate: The role of gardening in 2021 (#1281).
Dec. 21, 2020: All is Calm, All is Bright  (#1280).
Dec. 14, 2020: How to Beat the Holiday Blues (#1279).
Dec. 7, 2020: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas–for Gardeners (#1278).
Nov. 23, 2020: John Lennon, cranberry jelly, and oyster (yech) casserole (#1277).
Nov. 23, 2020: Geranium cuttings and a vegan recipe: “Pumpkin Pie for the Soul” (#1276).
Nov. 16, 2020: Potato scab, spider mites, and Clint Eastwood (#1275).
Nov. 9, 2020: Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? (#1274).
Nov. 2, 2020: How to compost shredded paper (& more Q&A’s) (#1273).
Oct.26, 2020: Be of gourd cheer with 7 pumpkin recipes (#1272)
Oct.19, 2020: If I can make COMPOST, so can YOU! (#1271).
Oct.12, 2020: Can compost save the world? (#1270).
Oct. 6, 2020: How to rake leaves and what to do with them (#1269).
Sept. 28, 2020: How to rest after a busy gardening season (#1268).
Sept. 21, 2020: Loving spinach as a winter green (#1267).
Sept. 15, 2020: Gardening in a crazy world & overwintering begonias (#1266).
Sept. 8, 2020: Sunflowers, Stalin, and a recipe for grilled zucchini pizza (#1265).
Aug. 31, 2020: Thinking like a plant (#1264).