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13 Common Garden Weeds
No one likes to talk about weeds, but some plants compete with your garden for nutrients, water, and light, and also harbor diseases and pests. Here are 13 of the most common...
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September Gardening Tips
After Labor Day, I can feel and see the slowing of photosynthesis as plants wind down their season...
The hardy perennial hibiscus, also called rose mallow or swamp rose, adds the beauty of a tropical...
Is Your Farmers' Market the Real Deal?
When you are shopping at your local farm stand or farmers’ market, be on the lookout for cheaters...
Identifying Caterpillars in My Garden
As summer winds down the populations of caterpillars seems to be on the rise. Some are the larva of...
Farmers' Market Recipes: Starring Fresh Produce!
Farmers’ markets pop up in summer and fall with fresh-from-the-garden favorites. Here are some...
Growing Wildflowers | Selecting Wildflowers
Interested in growing wildflowers? Spring or fall are great times to plant a new wildflower meadow...
10 Fall Cleanup Tips for a Better Spring Garden
When it comes to fall yard and garden cleanup, we have evolved our thinking. It’s not necessary to...
How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
Acorns are extremely nutritious and readily available in nature, making them a healthy addition to...
The Joy of Digging Potatoes
For some kids, the two best times of the year are Christmas and the potato harvest. Yes, you heard...
Morning glories are annual climbers with slender stems, heart-shaped leaves, and trumpet-shaped...
Chrysanthemums: When to Really Plant Mums
Every year in the fall, I suffer a bout of mum madness when garden centers and big boxes brim with...
The Best Fall Flowers for Your Garden
Summer’s end does not mean the flower blooms have to end! Here are some of our favorite fall-...
Apple Recipes: Our Favorites for Fall
Enjoy some of our favorite apple recipes, including a delicious apple pie recipe, apple butter,...
Turnips are cool-weather vegetables that can be grown both in spring and fall, avoiding the hot...
Rutabagas, or swedes, are root vegetables grown for both their golden root and their greens....
Storing Your Harvest Without a Root Cellar
Now that you have grown and harvested some beautiful winter-keeping vegetables, how are you going...
Salvia (also known as sage) flower for a long time; grow well in hot, dry conditions; and they...
How to Divide Bearded Irises—With Pictures
The blooming of the bearded irises is something I eagerly await each spring. This year, I made a...
12 Uses for Mint Leaves From Health to Home
How do you use extra mint leaves? Here are 12 marvelous uses for mint around the home and garden—...
Fireflies: Why Do Fireflies Glow?
Fireflies—also known a lightning bugs—have been captivating humans for centuries with their...
Soil pH Levels for Plants
What is your soil’s pH level? Every plant prefers a different level of acidity. Use this soil pH...
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—...
Keeping Your Plants Alive in Hot Weather
If your vegetable gardening is struggling in hot weather, we’ll show you how to help your stressed...
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...
Homemade Bug Spray Recipes
Here are four all-natural homemade bug sprays that can kick those pesky insects to the curb. If you...
How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden
Plant a fall vegetable garden—and extend your harvest. In late summer, you might think the garden...
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...
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...
Summer Pests That Affect Dogs and Cats
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…not only for us, but also for the companion animals in our lives...
Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites
August 8 is Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day! We’ve gone crazy cooking MORE zuke...
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...
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,...
Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to...
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Before refrigeration, an underground root cellar was an essential way to store carrots, turnips,...
Discover 20 Self-Sowing Flowers!
Many flowers reseed themselves! Here’s a list of over 20 annual and perennial flowers that you can...
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...
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...
Sedum is a perennial plant with thick, succulent leaves, fleshy stems, and clusters of star-shaped...