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When to Water Your...
How much water do you really need? When is the best time to water your vegetables? See our tips on
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Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Here’s how to plant, grow...
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...
Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for growers of cut-your-own trees,...
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...
Preparing Your Garden for Winter
After a bountiful season, it’s time to prepare your garden for winter—and ensure a beautiful and...
How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider boosts your health with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. See how to make this...
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...
Warning: It’s Fruitcake Season!
Soon they will be upon us— hundreds of them. Sodden with alcohol, their massive bodies bulging with...
Plants of the Winter Solstice
The winter solstice falls on December 21, marking the official start of winter. It is the shortest...
Unusual Squash and Gourds for the Thanksgiving Displays
Colorful squash and gourds are signs of Thanksgiving to me—harking back to the Pilgrims—and the...
Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. Learn how...
Fall Chores: Autumn Garden Cleanup
It’s time to start on those fall garden chores. Here is a to-do list for fall vegetable garden...
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...
Cover Crops for U.S.
Once your fall crops are done, replenish the soil for the months ahead with cover crops—and give...
Landscaping: Tune In To The Four Winds
The New Year is coming. One way to honor this turning point is to celebrate the four directions or...
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,...
How to Ripen Green Tomatoes
When temperatures begin to drop, tomatoes stop ripening so it’s time to take action! Fruits can be...
Rodent-proof Flower Bulbs
Are you tired of planting tulips and crocus bulbs only to have them disappear because mice and...
How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best...
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...
Watering Wisely in the Garden
To perform its very best, your garden needs to be watered properly, especially in the heat of...
Garter Snakes: The Gardener's Friend
I found a snake skin in my garden a few weeks ago. While other people might have been freaked out,...
Yes, Plants Have Protein! Choosing Healthy Protein Foods
Protein powers our bodies, improving our energy, strength, and mood—and reducing our appetite....
Sweet, juicy strawberries are treats when right off the plant. Supermarket berries tend to be tart...
How to Prepare Your Garden Before Vacation
Going away this summer? With a little preparation, you can leave your garden for a week or two...
When Do the Seasons Start in 2019-2020?
When do the four seasons—autumn, winter, spring, and summer—start? Here are your equinox and...
Beetlemania: Beetles in the Garden
When gardeners aren’t talking about the weather they are talking about bugs. This year in my garden...
Common Milkweed: Uses and Natural Remedies
Common milkweed has a long history as a natural remedy—and many other uses! Plus, milkweed is the...
Coneflowers, also known as Echinacea, are tough little native flowers that draw butterflies, bees,...
Herb Growing Guide: How to Grow Herbs
Growing herbs is not difficult to do! Our helpful chart will take you from seed-starting to the...
Why Is My Squash Not Fruiting?
“What’s wrong with my squash?” and “Why isn’t my squash fruiting?” are two common squash questions...
In a small space, raspberries yield a phenomenal quantity of ravishing berries—and they fruit year...