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Unusual Places to Grow Your Own Food
When it comes to finding space to grow your own fruit and vegetables, it pays to look beyond the...
Growing Asian Pears: Easy and Exotic
I was first turned on to growing Asian pears by a friend of ours who grew a wide range of uncommon...
Using Fences, Walls, and Espaliers to Grow Fruit
Plant new trees and shrub in the fall—or, in more severe climate regions, in the spring. Ever grown...
Growing Allium: The Ornamental Onion
Eye-catching and easy to grow, ornamental onions, of the genus Allium, deserve a place in every...
What is Witch Hazel?
Witch hazel is a shrub that blooms in late fall and can make for both a valuable landscaping plant...
Freezing Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are not the easiest vegetable to grow. I actually gave up on them years ago as...
Grow Fresh Salads Indoors All Winter
Enjoy free, tender salad greens indoors in recycled plastic containers under a couple of...
Peppers are such a lovely fruit. They come in many different colors, sizes and hotness. Plus, they’...
The aloe vera plant is an attractive succulent that makes for a great indoor companion due to their...
How to Grow Raspberries: Planting to Harvest!
Grow a mix of summer and fall varieties of raspberry to extend the harvesting period. In mild...
How to Grow, Cure and Store Pumpkins
Pumpkins are real stars in the fall vegetable garden. They can be eaten straight away once...
Apple Cider Press Party | How to Make Apple Cider
My friends received an apple cider press for a wedding present long ago. Last week, they threw an...
Stone Fruit: How to Grow Your Own
Growing your own stone fruit trees is easier than you might think. Here’s what you need to know to...
Spider plants produce a rosette of long, thin, arched foliage that is solid green or variegated...
Brussels sprouts are a member of the cabbage family, and an excellent source of protein and...
How to Make a Pumpkin Seed Necklace
This year, when you hollow out that Halloween pumpkin, save the seeds to make a cool and colorful...
Best Shrubs for Fall Planting
The gardening season is winding down. Last call for filling in those bare spots in your landscaping...
How to Overwinter Your Plants and Garden
Learn how to properly overwinter your garden plants to keep them protected from snow, wind, and...
Preserving Herbs: Make Your Own Herb-Infused Vinegar
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked...
Pumpkin Carving Tips and Tricks
Whether this is your first attempt at carving a pumpkin or your hundredth, there are many...
How to Cook Pumpkin
Here’s how to cook pumpkin the simplest way—plus a selection of delicious pumpkin recipes, from our...
Long live the tulip! This brightly colored jewel of spring grows best in areas with cold winters...
3 Best Kitchen Tools to Preserve the Harvest
I confess to being a lazy cook. For example, the idea of peeling, coring, and slicing apples makes...
How to Make Pickled Peppers Recipe
Interested in pickling? See how to pickle bell peppers with this simple recipe. Watch video from...
Fall Foliage Map 2017
See our new fall foliage map for peak times across America. Help us add to this foliage map with...
Some Green Tomatoes Are Meant to Stay Green
Usually, when we see a green tomato, it’s just unripe and will eventually turn red. However, there...
Flower Garden Designs: Three-Season Flower Bed
Imagine a gorgeous flower garden drenched with color from early spring to the first frost of autumn...
Planting Tulip Bulbs in Winter
Tulip bulbs are typically planted in the fall, but what happens when you forget to plant them or...
Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both...
The bright yellow blooms of daffodils are a wonderful sign that spring has arrived. Here’s how to...
Swiss chard—or simply “chard”—is a member of the beet family that does well in both cool and warm...
How to Care for Perennial Flowers
Perennial flowers are the way to go! They return year after year, bringing color to the garden....
Fall Bulbs: Planting for Spring Flowers
Plant flower bulbs in the fall for a garden full of colorful blossoms in the spring! See our handy...
Top 10 Apple Recipes
Enjoy 10 of our favorite apple recipes, including the best apple pie recipe, apple butter, apples...
October Birth Flowers
Both of the October birth flowers are colorful annuals that thrive in full sun. What is the Flower...
Kale is all the rage right now—and for good reason! Much like its well-loved cousin, spinach, kale...
The sweet potato is a warm-season, spreading vegetable of tropical origin. Here’s the right way to...
A Second Spring: Fall Gardening
Even though the calendar says it is fall, we have been enjoying a second spring in the garden....
Windowsill Herb Garden
Do you enjoy using freshly snipped herbs from the garden as much as I do? Now that summer is...
Best Pumpkin Recipes
It’s that time of year again when pumpkin seems to infiltrate the food world! Now you can add...
Apples: Health Benefits and Other Uses
It’s apple season again! (I mean the kind that grow on trees, not the latest iPhone.) Here are some...
How to Plant Cover Crops to Enrich Soil This Winter
Late summer is the perfect time to sow cover crops for winter. In this video, we will show you how...
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