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How to Prepare Your Garden...
Going away this summer? With a little preparation, you can leave your garden for a week or two without worry. Follow these steps to help your garden survive your absence.
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How to Espalier: Fruit Trees in Small Spaces
Whether your garden is formal or informal, the addition of an espalier, trained flat against a...
Garden sage is easy to grow—and a wonderful culinary herb that flavors meat and bean dishes (...
How are your apple trees growing? Don’t forget to water young trees as they establish their root...
Feeding Your Plants for Free
There are many commercial products available to feed your plants with, but you can’t beat making...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of slugs in the garden. What Are Slugs?...
How to Grow Cabbages From Planting to Harvest
In this short video, we show you everything you need to know to grow the perfect cabbage, from...
Backyard Battle: Gas vs. Electric Lawn Tools
Wish you could cut the grass in the morning without waking neighbors? Ever consider a cordless...
Green Beans: So Good for You
String beans. Green beans. Snap beans. Not only are they healthy for your body but also they give...
Parts Unknown: If Anthony Bourdain Had Visited Our Summer Kitchen
We’ve been watching reruns of chef Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, wishing we’d watched more of...
5 Accidental Tools for the Garden and Kitchen
I love things that meet a need so specific that they get a job done when nothing else could. In the...
How to Store Vegetables and Fruit
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher! ...
Rain Barrels in the Garden: Harvest Your Water
Summer’s a good time to assess what you could use in the garden. Consider the merits of a rain...
Make Your Own Herb Vinegar
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked...
Climate, Change, and CO2: How Each Affects the Weather
We see the weather change every day; weather is the condition of the atmosphere over relatively...
Threshing Dry Beans | John Withee's Bean Bag Method
The late John Withee was once known in seed-saving circles as the “Bean Man” for his devotion to...
Some Like It Hot! Best Vegetables to Grow in the Heat
A week-long heat wave and a recent question—concerning what green beans to grow in a hot climate—...
Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites
In honor of “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” (August 8), here are 15 ways to...
Figs are a delicious treat that thrive in warm climates, but can also be grown in more temperate...
Garden of Thugs: Pruning, Digging, Thinning
Garden thugs are plants (not weeds) that quickly get out of control in the garden. They can really...
Canning and Drying Fruit and Vegetables—Step by Step
Canning and drying are two of the best ways to preserve your precious harvest. In this video, we...
Celery is a long-season vegetable grown in the spring or fall. It has the reputation of being fussy...
Mulch to Control Weeds and Save Water
In this short video, see how to properly use mulch to kill weeds and keep plants moist, especially...
Succession Planting Tips to Maximize Your Harvest
In this gardening video, we demonstrate succession planting! After one crop of vegetables or fruit...
Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. Here’s how to grow an...
How to Can Tomatoes
By canning tomatoes, you can enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups and stews all...
Fall Vegetable Garden Planning - Choosing the Best Plants for Autumn Growing
In this video, we demonstrate how you can select plants for your fall garden by choosing vegetables...
How to Grow Beans from Sowing to Harvest
Beans are quick-growing and exceptionally prolific, producing tender, tasty pods over many weeks....
Staying Ahead of Garden Pests
Normally I don’t go looking for trouble, but it is the best way to head off potential problems in...
Beets are a cool-season vegetable crop. This root veggie grows quickly and has many different...
Plant Supports: It's a Holdup!
Now that your plants are up and growing, you’ll find that some of them need a little support....
How Build a Green Bean Teepee
Bean teepees are easy to make and will provide support for pole beans or even climbing peas. The...
How to Grow Cucumbers from Sowing to Harvest
Cool and crunchy cucumbers, fresh from the garden, are in a league of their own. Cucumbers grown in...
The Garden: My Favorite Reality Show
We’ve probably been using gardens as metaphors ever since humans began tending them. What happens...
10 Smart Watering Tips for a Healthy Garden
Watering at the right time, in the right place, and using the right methods can make a big...
How to Beat Bugs in Your Garden
While some insects are beneficial, others are an ever-present pest in the vegetable garden—but...
Avoid Gardener Aches, Pains, and Injury
The smell of Bengay and Icy Hot mixed with bug spray is a sure sign that the gardening season is in...
Five Healthy 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...
Mmmm … peaches picked at their peak are perfection! Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest peaches...
Purslane: Health Benefits and Recipes
Purslane, or Portulaca oleracea, is a garden weed that is edible and has many health benefits. Find...
Poison Ivy: Identifying and Treating Poison Ivy Rashes
Poison ivy can cause a nasty rash, so it is important to learn how to identify the plant as well as...
Rosemary is a perennial evergreen shrub with blue flowers. It is an aromatic and distinctive herb...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cucumber beetles in the garden. What are...