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Preparing Your Garden for Winter
See our list of fall chores to prepare your garden for winter—and ensure a beautiful and vibrant...
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...
Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!
Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables. Most people would never think of this humble stalk...
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...
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...
Enjoy our tomato-growing page covering planting through harvesting—and even tomato recipes! America...
Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects
Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? Here’s a list of the...
10 Summer Salad Recipes
When you announce “We’re having salad,” do you hear a collective groan? You’ll turn their groans...
Five Health Foods You Probably Aren't Eating (or Might Consider Eating More Of)
Most plain fruits and vegetables are nutrient-dense. But on my long walk today, I started thinking...
How Build a Green Bean Teepee
Bean teepees are easy to make and will provide support for pole beans or even climbing peas. The...
Building a Trellis and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build...
Protect Your Garden from Cabbage Worms
Cabbage worms can be devastating to an otherwise-healthy garden. Here are a few things you might...
Garlic is easy to grow and produces numerous bulbs after a long growing season. Plus, it’s frost...
Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
Enjoy our best summer recipes and revel in the season’s bounty! Now is the best time to savor juicy...
Gardening by the Moon Calendar
Our Gardening by the Moon calendar works according to the age-old belief that phases of the Moon...
How to Grow Sweet Corn, From Sowing to Harvest
Corn that’s had to travel miles to get to your plate will be past its peak, but cobs that have been...
Tomato Growing Tips
Tomatoes are the ultimate backyard crop, and growing them is easier than you might think. These...
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Delight in the taste of spring! Here are seasonal recipes using asparagus, rhubarb, fresh peas,...
Asparagus is one of the first plants that greets us in springtime! It’s a perennial so, once...
Wondering how to grow potatoes? We’re here to help! The taste and the texture of homegrown potatoes...
A Cook's Garden: Corn, Okra, Shallots
Grow a cook’s garden for fresh tastes on your table! Below we highlight okra, corn, and shallots....
Sweet potatoes are grown more often in southern regions because they require four months of warm...
Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. Here’s how to grow an...
4 Techniques to Grow Potatoes for a Better Harvest
Here are four different techniques for growing potatoes for a better harvest! You can plant in...
How to Grow Your Own Peanuts
Try growing peanuts in your garden! Often thought of as just a snack to be munched on at ball games...
Asparagus: Health Benefits
Yep, asparagus is good for you, so even if you don’t grow it yourself, grab a big bunch from a...
How to Grow Your Own Salad Greens
Growing your own salad greens will put a world of fresh ingredients at your fingertips. Whether you...
Houseplant Care Guide
Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your home! Here are a few key tips for keeping...
Carrots are a popular root vegetable that’s easy to grow as long as it’s planted in loose, sandy...
Grow Tomatoes From Seed the Easy Way
Grow tomatoes by seed! Besides finding them a fraction of the cost of grocery-store tomatoes, you...
Growing Sugar Snap Peas
Maybe I should have planted my snap peas while I still had bare ground in my garden! Now we are...
5 Reasons You Should Eat Cabbage
If you haven’t eaten cabbage in a while, we urge you to look again at this healthy, unsung hero of...
Broccoli is a cool-season crop that, like spinach, can be grown in the spring or fall. Here’s how...
Even though onions are cheap enough to buy by the bagful, for the greatest variety, you have to...
Peas are one of the first crops we plant. Plant as soon as the ground can be worked—even if snow...
Growing Sprouts vs. Microgreens
Winter is a great time for experimenting. Since I was feeling starved for green, growing goodness...
Growing Greens Indoors
With little effort or list, you can grow sprouted seeds and young winter greens indoors—all-year...
Cabbage is a hardy, leafy vegetable full of vitamins. It can be difficult to grow; it only likes...
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