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Rose of Sharon and Hardy Hibiscus for the Fall
In mid-fall, most plants have stopped flowering. However, if you’d like an autumn bloomer, fall is...
Easiest Roses to Grow for Beginners
Roses once had a reputation for being finicky, prima donnas. However, rose breeders have bred the...
No-Dig Gardening | No-Till Gardening
Tired of the garden shovel? Sore from pulling weeds every day? Discover how no-dig gardening can ...
Companion Planting With Herbs
Learn about companion planting with herbs! Here are pictures of your most common herbs, as well as...
Growing Tomatoes From Sowing to Harvest
We’ll show you how to plant tomatoes, whether seeding indoors, potting up, or transplanting...
How to Grow Zucchini from Sowing to Harvest
Zucchini are the stars of the summer garden and renowned for being incredibly prolific. Usually...
Squash, especially zucchini, are outrageously prolific producers! Easy to grow, each plant will...
How to Grow Peppers from Sowing to Harvest
See how to plant peppers, grow peppers, harvest peppers in your home garden from The Old Farmer’s...
How to Grow Beets from Sowing to Harvesting
Learn how to grow beets from sowing the seeds to harvesting the roots! Beets should be a staple of...
Growing Chard from Sowing to Harvest
Swiss chard is very easy to grow, incredibly hardy, and a great choice for beginner gardeners. And...
How to Grow Carrots in the Garden
See how to grow crunchy, sweet carrots! Getting carrots just right can be challenging, but when you...
How to Grow Cucumbers from Sowing to Harvest
Cool and crunchy cucumbers, fresh from the garden, are in a league of their own. Plus, we can’t...
How to Grow Beans from Sowing to Harvest
Beans are quick-growing and exceptionally prolific, producing tender, tasty pods over many weeks....
How to Grow Squash From Planting to Harvest
Squashes are among the most thrilling vegetables you can grow. Speed, vitality and generous...
How to Grow Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, and Easy Grains
When we think about food gardening, we don’t usually think of seeds and grains—where do they fit in...
5 Best Vegetables and Fruit for Containers
Growing vegetables and fruit in containers offers flexibility and is great for small spaces. Some...
How to Hand Pollinate Squash
Pollinating squashes by hand is essential if insect pollinators are scarce or you just want to make...
How to Grow Your Own Salad Greens
Growing your own salad greens will put a world of fresh ingredients at your fingertips. Whether you...
Our Growing Tomatoes Guide covers everything from planting through harvesting! Tomatoes are not...
Growing Hellebores: The Christmas Rose and the Lenten Rose
The earliest plants to blossom in my garden are the snowdrops. While they are a welcome sign of...
Growing Sprouts vs. Microgreens
Winter is a great time for experimenting. Since I was feeling starved for green, growing goodness...
The old-fashioned bleeding heart is a favorite perennial of the shady flower garden and was called...
Kale is a cold-hardy vegetable that can be planted in early spring or autumn. Cool weather brings...
How to Grow Lettuce From Planting to Harvest
Lettuce is quick-growing, fuss-free and can be grown just about anywhere. Grown for its luscious...
How to Grow Radishes From Planting to Harvest
Speedy radishes can be grown almost anywhere: between larger vegetables, around soon-to-finish...
How to Grow Microgreens from Planting to Harvest
Learn how to grow your own microgreens inside with these easy-to-follow instructions. Though these...
Growing Herbs Indoors
Even just a few pots of herbs indoors can supply you with wonderful flavors at your fingertips year...
How to Grow Kale From Planting to Harvest
Learning how to grow kale is worthwhile. Nutrient-packed and remarkably hardy, kale will carry on...
How to Grow Scallions From Planting to Harvest
They’re fresh, fast and fabulous in salads, stir-fries, quiches and savory tarts. We’re talking...
How to Grow Onions From Sowing to Harvest
Onions are a must-grow vegetable planted early in the spring. You can get a goodly harvest for a...
Lupines, with their colorful spikes, are some of the most popular garden perennials of them!...
How to Grow Ginger Indoors
Cold and flu season is coming up and, if you find yourself under the weather, a steaming hot cup of...
Gourds: Types of Gourds, Growing Gourds, Curing Gourds
Good Gourd! What’s with the bumpy, weird-looking decorative squash? We get many questions about...
Chrysanthemums or “mums” are associated with autumn, appearing in jewel colors in garden centers in...
Growing Asian Greens: Fast and Easy!
Cool-season Asian greens are best planted in the last weeks of summer to grow on into autumn and...
Peppers are such a lovely fruit. They come in many different colors, sizes, and degrees of heat....
2019 is the Year of the Pumpkin
According to the National Garden Bureau, 2019 is the Year of the Pumpkin! If pumpkins are on your...
Chrysanthemums: When to Really Plant Mums
Every year in the fall, I suffer a bout of mum madness when garden centers and big boxes brim with...
Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to...
Reasons to Use Row Covers
If you are searching for a chemical-free way to defeat the insects that threaten your crops, have...
Growing Organic Apples With Fruit Bagging
Apples are the most pesticide- and fungicide-laden foods grown commercially and in home gardens....
Grow a Garden That Keeps Your Pantry Stocked
If the reason you garden is to feed your family, plan this year’s garden to ensure you’ll have...