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Rodale's Organic Life (2-year)

4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Since 1942, Organic Gardening has been delivering well-researched, practical and timely information and useful products and services. As the essential resource for any gardener, it provides current and authoritative information, with a focus on making the process of gardening fun and easy.

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Who Reads Organic Gardening Magazine?
Organic Gardening readers are women and men who enjoy growing and eating the freshest food, want a yard that is beautiful year-round yet safe for people, pets and wildlife, and take deep satisfaction from working in harmony with nature. They rely on Organic Gardening for well-researched, in-depth reporting on the best plants to grow in their conditions, the most effective pest and weed control strategies, tips and techniques for keeping plants healthy, plus ideas for sustainable living indoors and out.

What You Can Expect in Each Issue:

  • Food: We evaluate new and heirloom varieties of tomatoes and all your favorite vegetables in our nationwide network of test gardens. And we bring you the latest research on how to grow them to the peak of flavor. Each issue also includes hints on serving them simply to show off their homegrown goodness.
  • Landscaping: A well-maintained property enhances your home’s value and gives you a comfortable space where you can relax with family and friends. We show you how to create a yard that is filled with color and interest in all four seasons, with details on the flowers, shrubs and trees that demand little care and deliver big impact. And we offer expert suggestions for giving your yard that “designed by a pro” look.
  • Pest and Weed Control: Toxic pesticides and weedkillers not only harm wildlife and poison our fresh water supply, they threaten the health of people and pets. Organic Gardening readers get solutions that are proven to work, but safe for all living things.
  • Soil: The secret to success in gardening is right below your feet. Organic Gardening is the only magazine that gives its readers information they can use to build the most fertile, well-balanced and healthy soil possible. Plus, find out how easy and rewarding composting can be.
Feature Articles:
  • Test Garden Report: Each season, we grow the newest varieties in 12 locations around the country and name those that deserve space in your vegetable beds this year. We also try out tools and other gear, and highlight the products worth your money.
  • Complete Beginner’s Guide: Everything you need to know to succeed in your first season. From how to set up your first bed to what to plant to where to shop, we take you by the hand and help you make the smartest choices. Even old hands will learn a new trick or two.
  • Kitchen Garden Plan: Transform an ordinary vegetable bed into a practical yet attractive potager. Includes recommendations on the best crops to grow and how to plant them to help you enjoy fresh, homegrown food every day, all season long.
  • The Time-Strapped Gardener: Hundreds of tested tips on how to get more food, beauty and pleasure from your garden, in just minutes a day.
  • Tomatoes for Every Space: No matter how big or small your plot, we give you the varieties and strategies for growing your biggest and best harvest of tomatoes ever.
  • Best Tasting Harvest: Get the most flavor from everything you grow with small but significant changes that make all the difference between “ah” and “blah.”
  • Organic Roses: Yes, you can enjoy these most beautiful and fragrant of flowers without relying on noxious chemicals to protect them. An expert shares his most dependable varieties and his hints for keeping them healthy in even the worst conditions.
  • Plant Now, Eat in Fall: Keep enjoying homegrown food even as the weather changes with this plan for summer planting and autumn harvesting.
  • Drought Busters: Meet the tough flowers that thrive when the heat is on and the soil is parched.
  • Four-Season Sensations: Trees and shrubs that are attractive and low-maintenance year-round and that attract colorful birds to your yard.
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Product Details

  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: Rodale Inc.
  • ASIN: B000OPOEI0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
  • This magazine subscription is provided by Rodale Inc.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
106 of 109 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Mere Shadow of Its Former Self January 4, 2011
Subscription Term Name:2 years
I subscribed to Organic Gardening decades ago when the magazine was digest size, printed on non-glossy paper, and jam packed with in-depth, substantive articles that took hours to read and even longer to think about. Now I can read the entire magazine in a brief sitting, and rarely find much to mull over afterward. It's departed from its origins as an intelligent publication focusing on the precepts and practicalities of growing organically, in favor of pandering to the attention-challenged reader who can't--or won't--concentrate on anything beyond quick bytes and pretty pictures. In short, it's abandoned a grown up approach for that of a little child's picture book without much content. I may or may not renew my subscription when it expires in another year. The few interesting bits that crop up--surprisingly--from time to time may keep me engaged. We'll see what the next year brings.
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381 of 410 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars New policies are objectionable June 10, 2010
By frizzz
Subscription Term Name:2 years
I've received the magazine for a few years and its pretty good. Not so much groundbreaking, but some interesting articles. But I give it one star because of new policies in place. I got a pretty nasty letter from the "Rodele Credit Department" (the publisher of OG) with harsh phrases like "in an attempt to collect this debt...", "to give you a chance to resolve this matter before it goes further...". "You must respond to this letter to resolve this matter." I thought, wow, this is how you ask me to renew my subscription? Using strong-arm tactics for renewal of a Green Magazine? This is unexpected. I'm feeling bullied.
Talking to their customer service today, twice, they freely admit that customers are slammed into auto-renewal if they don't respond saying "no" to something I don't even remember receiving. Then they are threatened with collection procedures for not paying "what I already owe". Yuk! Double yuk! This can be straightened out with a phone call, and they say they won't ding my credit report for "non-payment", they allowed me to "cancel". But who needs this? Who wants a magazine that wants to add stress to my life?
Come on Rodele, clean up your act please. Treat us with dignity and courtesy and we'll be loyal customers. Hazing and threatening us is not the experience we're looking for.
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71 of 77 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Organic Gardening May 8, 2008
Subscription Term Name:2 years
This is a pretty decent magazine for organic gardeners. It is rather thin though. I haven't found myself needing some of the info given, but other articles have been useful. This of course makes sense because we all grow different things! There are articles that aren't related to gardening. For example, the issue of organic & non organic milk. I think this would relate more to an issue on farming not gardening. Plus it wasn't even about raising your own cows, it was about factory cows, milk in the store. Anyway, it's a decent source for the beginner. The best resource out there is the Rodales Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening. It is simply PACKED with useful information.
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51 of 56 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars poor customer service September 23, 2010
By Critta
Subscription Term Name:2 years
Love the magazine but the customer service is not to my liking. Right
at this moment the "contact customer service" feature is not working
online. I cannot send them an email.They have made a mistake with my bill and I want to talk to someone. There is no number available to talk to a real person.I did contact customer service earlier and got
back what seemed to be some pre-programmed answer that did not help
me and that I was not able to forward a response to. They also have
an automatic renew feature that you have to be careful about. I was
able to cancel this feature with no problem.Love the magazine. Poor
rating because of customer service(it's just a magazine!). I can go
to the library. I have 2 subscriptions and I will not renew.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what it used to be... January 21, 2011
Subscription Term Name:2 years
So far I am dissatisfied with the format change in this magazine. I agree with other reviewers that I find fewer useful articles that describe techniques I can use in my own garden. They seem to have expanded the cooking/recipe section- this doesn't impress me- if I wanted recipes, I would subscribe to a cooking magazine specific to the kind of food I like to cook.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some helpful info but alot of filler January 2, 2010
Subscription Term Name:2 years
I do like this magazine and read it cover to cover when it arrives, however, I noticed that since the new editor took over (summer 09), the amount of content related to specific gardening advice has decreased. This content has been replaced by more enviro-social-health information that is available in the other Rodale subscription I have (Bicycling). Since I am looking for a magazine that focuses on gardening I have let my subscription lapse and will be purchasing Fine Gardening this year instead. I bought a copy and it is full of great beginner gardening tips!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great supplement for the organic gardener. August 17, 2008
Subscription Term Name:2 years
Sometimes the small gardener, the home gardener needs some help. This magazine provides easy to understand how-to's and good reviews and information on planting and nurturing plants depending on area, weather, etc.

I would highly recommend it!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as it used to be April 3, 2009
Subscription Term Name:2 years|Verified Purchase
I remember reading this as a kid when it was smaller in size, came every month and was absolutely packed with pages on everything. It was fun to read all the ads and it took a real long time to read alll the articles. It's full size now, comes every two months. Although the main article in my first issue was timely (poppies), I just wasn't impressed with the mag.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Cancelled after I read the premiere issue.
I cancelled my subscription on the first issue. I was a former Organic Gardening subscriber and they transitioned me. I was willing to give it a try and I did. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Philocrates
5.0 out of 5 stars love the book
great book lots of ideas and not just for only organic gardening
Published 4 days ago by ron
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed in the new "Organic Life"
I used to love Organic Gardening. My mom was a lifetime subscriber and I grew up reading it. It has changed over the years but the premiere issue of Organic Life is a big... Read more
Published 6 days ago by D. Childers
1.0 out of 5 stars Organic Gardening's quality has been sinking for years and now it's...
Will not renew my subscription. Organic Gardening had been sinking for years and now it's hit the bottom. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Karen E. Koch
3.0 out of 5 stars Judgement based upon situational variables
The 1st magazine issue received, February 2015, contains some interesting articles. Some organic gardening ideas developed from the techniques portrayed. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Richard Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The best!
Published 1 month ago by JoAnn Lyell
5.0 out of 5 stars An easy read how-to for those who want to grow, cook and eat organic
Have always loved this publication. Easy reading for the gardener who wants to be organic, a serious issue we must address for our selves and our planet.
Published 3 months ago by Christine Moran
4.0 out of 5 stars Organic gardening
I like the magazine. I was expecting more actual content but overall it's ok.
Published 3 months ago by dm7241
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderful magazine. Started it up again after not using ...
This is a wonderful magazine. Started it up again after not using it for decades. No longer for the rural organic gardener but more for the urban gardener wanting to grow... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Linn
1.0 out of 5 stars So disappointed! Gobs of ad. No good information or tips or how to for...
I wouldn't even take this magazine subscription for free. Luckily I did get a discount subscription online but it was still a waste of money and time. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Littlmystri1
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