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Veggie Container Gardening
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Container gardening is an easy way to grow vegetables, especially when you lack yard space! If you have a small garden or simply a patio, balcony, or rooftop, explore the...
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Winter Landscaping: Tune In To The Four Winds
It’s winter, the dormant season. Plant and tree growth has slowed to a crawl or stopped completely...
Plants of the Winter Solstice
Many trees and plants were important to the celebration of the winter solstice (on December 21)...
How Do Christmas Trees Grow?
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for farmers who grow cut-your-own...
How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider is a traditional tonic made with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. It’s been used...
Fall Cleanup in Vegetable Gardens
To avoid problems next year, start your vegetable garden cleanup tasks in autumn before the weather...
How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, “Farmer Mike” Valladao is an expert. He shares his tips, tricks, ...
How to Ripen Green Tomatoes
When temperatures begin to drop, tomatoes stop ripening, so it’s time to take action! We will show...
Preparing Your Garden for Winter
After a bountiful season, it’s time to prepare your garden for winter—and ensure a beautiful and...
Planting Cover Crops in the Home Garden
Plant cover crops in the fall to protect and nourish your soil by spring! Also called “green manure...
Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Here’s how to plant, grow...
Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. Learn how...
Best Apples for Baking and Cooking
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! Below is a chart with some of the best apples for baking and...
Protecting the Garden From Frost: Temperature Lows for Vegetables
Here are tips on how to protect your garden from frost and design a garden to reduce frost damage—...
Oh, dear! Do you have problems with deer eating your garden plants? See our list of deer-resistant...
Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Ever wonder why leaves change color? Did you know that fall’s vivid colors are actually hidden...
Where the Wild Things Are: November
November the first. You’ve unmothballed your winter sweaters and laid in a supply of hand-warmers....
In some places, gladiolus can be left in the ground all winter. In colder climates, however, they...
Warning: It’s Fruitcake Season!
Soon they will be upon us— hundreds of them. Sodden with alcohol, their massive bodies bulging with...
Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!
Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables. Most people would never think of this humble stalk...
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!...
History of the Poinsettia
Where does the poinsettia come from? Where was this traditional Christmas plant discovered? Are...
You might not think about landscaping in winter, but your yard can be just as beautiful in the...
Winter Squash (and Pumpkin): Cold-Weather Comfort
Nothing speaks of fall and winter like the appearance of winter squashes and pumpkins in stores,...
Gardening for the Birds
Here are five tips for making your backyard more bird-friendly. It takes more than just hanging a...
Cranberries: Get ’Em While You Can
Among only a few native North American fruits cultivated commercially in the modern era,...
Rodent-proof Flower Bulbs
Are you tired of planting tulips and crocus bulbs only to have them disappear because mice and...
Storing Beets with Wood Chips in the Root Cellar
Though I have used sand to store my beets in the root cellar for many years, this year I decided to...
Getting Potatoes Ready for the Root Cellar
Digging potatoes has got to be one of the most pleasurable aspects of gardening. It’s buried...
Preparing Your Garden for Winter
It’s sometimes difficult to motivate yourself to garden when the growing season is over, but there...
Our Potato Growing Guide covers planting, growing, and harvesting one of our favorite vegetables!...
With their seductive fragrance, sweet peas make great flowers for gardens and bouquets. These pea-...
African Violet Care: Grow African Violets
African violets are beautiful houseplants which provide a pretty dose of color indoors. Find out...
Growing Herbs Indoors
Even just a few pots of herbs indoors can supply you with wonderful flavors year-round. Even better...
The peony is outrageously beautiful in bloom from spring to summer—with lush foliage all summer...
Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the spring or fall. It’s also...
Caring for Amaryllis in the Winter
The colorful amaryllis blooms in winter and early spring, lifting spirits everywhere! But how do we...
Sweet bell peppers are a tender, warm-season crop. Here’s how to grow them in your garden! Peppers...
Starting Onions from Seed
I love onions. They are great for bringing out the flavor of meats. Now is the time to plant onions...
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Delight in the taste of spring! Here are seasonal recipes using asparagus, rhubarb, fresh peas,...
When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty crocus pushes through the snow...
The bright yellow blooms of daffodils are a wonderful sign of spring—but do you know how and when ...
Grow dahlias for gorgeous, colorful blooms that bloom from midsummer through autumn, when many...