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How Long Do Seeds Last?
How long do garden seeds last? How do you tell if your old seeds are still good? Let’s find out!...
Warming Soil and Protecting Seedlings from Frosts
To enjoy a strong start for your homegrown vegetables, make sure that your soil is warm enough and...
How to Harden Off Plants
Find out how to move your indoor-sown young plants to the garden outdoors—without stalling their ...
Types of Soil in the Garden
How do you take care of your soil? In this video, we show you how to determine the soil type of...
Warming Your Soil for Spring Planting
Two weeks ago, I had 10 inches of snow in my yard, with more snow predicted. Last year, the...
Succession Planting: Get More From Your Garden
In this gardening video, we show you how to stagger your vegetable crops with succession planting...
Companion Planting Chart for Vegetables
Find out which vegetables should and shouldn’t be planted together with our companion planting...
10 Most Nutrient-Dense Vegetables and Fruit You Can Grow
Fresh, homegrown fruits and vegetables are packed full of nutrients which help to boost health and...
The Healthiest Vegetables You Can Grow in the Garden!
Be sure to select the most nutrient-dense vegetables to grow in the garden. Not all are created...
No-Dig Gardening | No-Till Gardening
Tired of the yearly soil tilling? Sore from puling weeds every day? Discover how no-dig gardening...
Best Plants for Edible Landscaping
With an edible landscape, some of your plants are actually herbs or fruit or vegetables that you...
How to Lay Out a Vegetable Garden
Learn how to lay out a vegetable garden for your space and the plants you want to grow—from super-...
Garden Designs for Small Spaces
If your garden is smaller than you’d like, there are a number of clever design techniques that you...
6 Proven Strategies to Boost Garden Harvests
We all dream of a garden brimming with delicious abundance, yet the reality often falls short. But...
Growing Sprouts vs. Microgreens
Winter is a great time for experimenting. Since I was feeling starved for green, growing goodness...
Growing Greens Indoors
With little effort or list, you can grow sprouted seeds and young winter greens indoors—all-year...
When to Start Seeds
The seeds are rolling in, and if you are as eager to get the garden party started as I am, it is...
Easy Vegetables to Plant in Early Spring
The secret to a bountiful early harvest is choosing the right seeds. As you peruse catalogs or seed...
10 Easy Vegetables to Grow From Seed
Grow an even tastier vegetable garden this year! Here are some of the easiest vegetables to grow...
5 Ways to Start Seeds Earlier
Warmer days may still be some ways off, but you can start off many vegetables today to enjoy a...
New Plants for the New Year
The new year is here and with it comes a crop of new plants for the garden. It has been too cold to...
Growing More in the Space You Have
Most gardeners want to grow more in the space they have. A more productive garden gives a bigger...
20 Heirloom Vegetables and Fruit
An heirloom plant is an old variety that predates the hybrids being bred in the 1940s. Most...
Garden Planning for Beginners: 10 Tips
Contemplating your first vegetable garden? How hard can it be? Just stick a few seeds in the ground...
Unusual Places to Grow Your Own Food
When it comes to finding space to grow your own fruit and vegetables, it pays to look beyond the...
How to Create a Year-Round Vegetable Garden
In this short video, we share six proven strategies to keep your homegrown harvests coming year-...
Some Green Tomatoes Are Meant to Stay Green
Usually, when we see a green tomato, it’s just unripe and will eventually turn red. However, there...
Eating With the Seasons
Eating with the seasons just makes sense. It’s the most delicious and healthiest way to live. Here’...
Kale is all the rage right now—and for good reason! Much like its well-loved cousin, spinach, kale...
The Best Tomato Recipes EVER
There’s nothing like juicy tomatoes in season, especially right off the vine. We’ve got the best...
How to Tell When Vegetables and Fruit Are Ready To Harvest
How do you tell when to harvest vegetables and fruit? Different crops have their own tell-tale...
Zucchini Fertility Spawns Annual Holiday
Every gardener who has grown zucchini knows that this time of year vines go crazy producing...
Kids Guess Veggies: Part 1
These adorable kids were asked to identify veggies by taste. See how they did! You can find fun...
Hidden Vegetable Recipes
Here are a few delicious baked goods that happen to include vegetables. We’ll bet that any of you...
7 Naturally Sweet Vegetables and Fruit to Grow
Growing vegetables and fruit is certainly healthy but also which ones will please the fussiest...
Farmers' Market Recipes
Got a farmers’ market near you? Or, a place with good, fresh food? Check out this trio of “farmers...
How to Grill Vegetables
This guide to grilling vegetables gives vegetable preparation and grilling time instructions for...
Measuring Vegetables for Recipes: Pounds to Cups
Measuring vegetables for recipes is not always easy. The following equivalent measurements will...
How to Make a Beautiful Arch for Climbing Vegetables
Many climbing vegetables need support. See how to make this simple garden arch! It’s a very...
How to Grow Vegetables in Hanging Baskets
Many vegetables are suitable for growing in hanging baskets. Here’s how to plant your own hanging...
How to Make Dill Pickles
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess...
The More You Grow, The More You Know
As with life, years of gardening experience yield knowledge—so remember that there’ll be mistakes...
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