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New and Notable Plants for...
What’s new in the garden for 2021? Here are some suggestions of new and notable plants—both vegetables and flowers! If you haven’t sent your seed order yet, here are a few...
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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!...
Festive Fruitcake Recipes
It is the hour of the fruitcake! While there are some truly terrible fruitcakes, you need to try...
Plants of the Winter Solstice
Many trees and plants were traditionally important to the celebration of the winter solstice (on...
The Legend of the Poinsettia as a Christmas Plant
The poinsettia is America’s most popular flowering holiday plant! Native to Mexico, the plant is...
How Do Christmas Trees Grow?
These days, many of us found our Christmas tree at a garden supply store or a local church selling...
Gardening for the Birds
It’s time to think about our feathered friends, especially feeding birds over winter and taking...
10 Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Winter
How do you put your garden to bed for winter? See 10 tips on how to winterize your garden beds—from...
The Many Health Benefits of Pumpkin and Winter Squash
Time to turn to pumpkins and sweet, orange-fleshed hubbards, buttercups, butternuts, and acorns for...
Fall Vegetable Garden Cleanup: 11 Tasks to Do Now
Let’s make our fall vegetable garden cleanup easier! Here are 11 tasks to do in autumn before the...
How to Make Fire Cider to Boost Health
Fire cider is a traditional folk recipe made with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. It’s a...
The Best Apples for Baking and Cooking
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! On this page, we list the best apples for baking and cooking—...
Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Ever wonder why leaves change color? Did you know that fall’s vivid colors are actually hidden...
Protecting Your Garden From Frost
Frost injures many plants. When the weather report calls for freezing temperatures overnight, don’t...
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. The best...
Planting Cover Crops in the Home Garden
Planting cover crops in the fall is becoming more popular, even in small gardens. These plants have...
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...
How to Ripen Green Tomatoes
When temperatures begin to drop, tomatoes stop ripening, so it’s time to take action! We will show...
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...
Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!
Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables. Most people would never think of this humble stalk...
You might not think about landscaping in winter, but your yard can be just as beautiful in the...
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...
Household Uses for Winter Snow and Ice
If winter means snow where you live, here’s some good news: Snow is very useful! Just as autumn...
Learn to Garden
LEARN HOW TO GARDEN WITH OUR STEP-BY-STEP SERIES Dreaming of growing your own vegetables at home?...
Homemade Backyard Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Ice cream is always fun for celebration! Enjoy our chocolate chip ice cream with fresh mint for a...
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New and Notable Plants for 2021
What’s new in the garden for 2021? Here are some suggestions of new and notable plants—both...
What to Grow in a Kitchen Garden
Kitchen gardens are making a comeback! We all want the freshest and most nutritious, flavorful food...
Growing Enough Food to Feed a Family
How big a vegetable garden do you need to feed a family? How big would your garden need to be? How...
How to Create a Potager Garden or Small Kitchen Garden
Learn how to plan a kitchen garden—either a traditional row garden or a potager garden which...
Planning a Companion Planting Garden
This year, don’t just plan a vegetable garden—plan a “companion” vegetable garden which pairs up...
10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty...
First Day of Spring 2021: The Spring Equinox
In 2021, the spring equinox occurs on Saturday, March 20. This event marks the astronomical first...
Preparing Soil for Planting
It starts with the soil! A gorgeous garden is built on rich, fertile soil. It’s the foundation of...
10 Romantic Flowers for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is coming up soon (February 14) and if you’d rather not buy flowers that will wilt...
Over 20 Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas
Here are over 20 FREE garden plans for you to look at and take inspiration from—including backyard...
10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow at Home
If you’re a beginner, it’s helpful to konw which vegetables are easiest to grow from seed. Plus,...