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Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Here’s how to plant, grow...
Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for growers of cut-your-own trees,...
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...
Plants of the Winter Solstice
The winter solstice falls on December 21, marking the official start of winter. It is the shortest...
Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. Learn how...
Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!
Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables. Most people would never think of this humble stalk...
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...
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,...
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...
12 Uses for Mint Leaves From Health to Home
Have extra mint leaves? There are so many household uses for mint. Besides adding to food and...
Peppers are a tender, warm-season crop. Here’s how to grow them in your garden! Peppers resist...
Mmmm … peaches picked at their peak are pure perfection! Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest...
Sweet corn is an annual crop with yellow, white, or bi-colored ears. A long, frost-free growing...
Jade plants are succulent houseplants, which makes them fairly resilient and easy to grow indoors—...
Fall Vegetable Garden Planning: Choosing the Best Plants for Autumn Growing
Plan a fall vegetable garden! See how to choose the best plants for autumn timing—and more fall...
Best Vegetables to Plant in Fall
The days are getting shorter and fall is on the way. Are you planning to continue the harvest with...
How to Can Tomatoes
By canning tomatoes, you can enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups, and stews all...
Too Much Zucchini? Freeze It!
August brings “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” (August 8). Our advice? Take it...
How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden
Plant a fall vegetable garden—and extend your harvest. In late summer, you might think the garden...
Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the spring or fall. Here’s how to...
Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites
August 8 is Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day! We’ve gone crazy cooking MORE zuke...
Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
Summer’s in full swing. Take advantage of midsummer’s bounty: juicy tomatoes, basil, sweet corn,...
How to Freeze Corn
We love corn on the cob in the summer, but the season for fresh corn only lasts so long, so the...
Garden-grown carrots are full of flavor and texture. However, gardeners often complain that their...
Houseplant Care Guide
Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your living space! Here are a few key tips for...
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Before refrigeration, an underground root cellar was an essential way to store carrots, turnips,...
Gladiolus is a classic perennial known for its tall flower spikes. A great cutting flower, gladioli...
Discover 20 Self-Sowing Flowers!
Many flowers reseed themselves! Here’s a list of over 20 annual and perennial flowers that you can...
Best Tomato Recipes for the Height of Season
Let’s make the most of summer’s tomato harvest! We’ve got some fresh tomato recipe ideas right...
Dill is an annual, self-seeding plant with feathery green leaves. It is used most commonly in soups...
Rosemary is a perennial evergreen shrub with blue flowers. It is an aromatic and distinctive herb...
Sedum is a perennial plant with thick, succulent leaves, fleshy stems, and clusters of star-shaped...
Ponytail palms are a unique-looking, long-lived indoor plant that thrives on benign neglect. They...