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New 2021 Veggies and Flowers
New and Notable Plants for...
What’s new in the garden for 2021? Here are some suggestions of new and notable plants—both vegetables and flowers! If you haven’t sent your seed order yet, here are a few...
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Plastic-Free Gardening: How to Garden Without Plastic
Plastic permeates every aspect of our lives, including the garden. But as the world wakes up to its...
Crows are intelligent, social birds but also they can also be raucous pests and cause damage to...
Green beans are a staple of every vegetable garden because they are so easy to grow—even in limited...
Basil is a warm-weather, fragrant herb that tastes great in many dishes—including the beloved...
Plants that Attract Butterflies
Butterflies and flowers were made for each other, and there are certain flowers that butterflies...
Crop Rotation Chart for Small Vegetable Garden
Even if you grow a small vegetable garden, it’s smart to arrange your crops to avoid pests and...
5 Fast-Growing Vegetables to Try
Here are five super-speedy vegetables for a harvest in just a few short weeks! Not only will...
Cutworms can be a major annoyance in the garden, particularly for young seedlings or transplants....
10 Tips for Maintaining a Beautiful Yard
No matter your weather, this is peak time for spring yard cleanup! From pruning to crabgrass...
Spring Ephemerals: The First Wildflowers
Spring ephemerals are the first wildflowers to appear in early spring. If you have a chance for a...
Building Trellises and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Lisa M.
Beginner gardeners Lisa and husband were ecstatic with their first year of gardening, harvesting “...
Flower Garden Plans | Flower Bed Designs
Plan a beautiful perennial flower garden! Flowers not only add beauty to our lives and our...
How to Attract Worms to Your Garden
Earthworms have been called “nature’s plows” for the way they dig through the soil. Their tunnels...
Spring-Cleaning the (Hen)House
April is the beginning of the busy season for me. The snow is gone and the garden beckons, but high...
15 Tricks for Gardening With Limited Supplies
If you are itching to get your hands dirty but have few gardening supplies on hand and hesitate to...
Full Moon for April 2020
April’s full Moon rises on the night of Tuesday, April 7. Traditionally called the Pink Moon, this...
Why The Harvest Moon Appears to Shine On—For Days!
Let’s set the record straight about the Harvest Moon . It’s not bigger than other full Moons. It’s...
April Birth Flowers
By April, spring’s in full swing, and these birth month flowers are ready to express its happy...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Greg M.
Greg grew most of his family’s food for the year in his backyard garden, building raised beds out...
Backyard Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas
A backyard often has many family demands placed upon it. How do you integrate a garden? Here are...
Aloe Vera: A Self-Regenerating First-Aid Kit
Among the easiest-to-grow houseplants, aloe vera will decorate a kitchen shelf with quiet grace...
Victory Gardens Born Out of Coronavirus Quarantine
The fight against coronavirus has been likened to a war—some have even referred to it as “World War...
Everyone loves lilies. With large, showy blooms, lilies add striking elegance to the yard and...
Hyacinth and Muscari
Hyacinth bulbs are planted in the fall and bloom beautifully in the spring. Here’s a guide to...
10 Easy Recipes to Cook When You're Self-Quarantined
By now, most American households have hunkered down. What do we cook during this uncertain period...
How to Build a Cold Frame
Learn how to make a cold frame for the garden with these tips. When those first frosts of fall hit...
COVID-19: A Few Food Safety Precautions
Is our food safe? Reassuringly, there’s currently no evidence of COVID-19 being transmitted through...
Gardening With Kids: What to Plant and Fun Activities
With kids at home, harness a bit of their energy (and your own) by enticing them to help in the...
How to Grow Your Own Salad Greens
Growing your own salad greens will put a world of fresh ingredients at your fingertips. Whether you...
10 Best Chicken Salad Recipes
Everyone has their favorite chicken salad. Do you prefer the traditional chicken salad with...
How to Choose the Best Potatoes to Grow in Your Garden
Home-grown potatoes have home-grown taste. But what type and variety of potato should you be...
15 Early Spring Gardening Tasks
It’s early spring! How do you get the garden ready? Which vegetables can be planted in early spring...
What’s a Spring Tonic? While the vernal equinox may mark the moment of spring, the appearance of...
Coneflowers: 7 Best Echinacea Varieties
Coneflower, or Echinacea, is my favorite native American plant. This rugged pollinator magnet comes...
Why You Should Plant Annual Flowers
Annual flowers are like Rodney Dangerfield: They “don’t get no respect.” However, if you have no...
If you want to plant horseradish, now is the time! Spring is the season—but only in places where...
Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the spring or fall. It’s also...
Chives are a perennial member of the onion family that sport beautiful edible flowers. Here’s how...
Easter and the Paschal Full Moon
Did you know that the date of Easter—April 12 this year—is tied to the full Moon and the March...
N-P-K Ratio: What Do The Numbers On Fertilizer Mean?
Fertilizer terms can be confusing. What is the N-P-K? What are nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium...
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...