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Why Is My Squash Not Fruiting?
“What’s wrong with my squash?” and “Why isn’t my squash fruiting?” are two common squash questions...
Creative Ways to Use Rocks in Your Garden
Ever wonder what to do with rocks in your yard or garden? You may find that they seem to turn up...
Primrose Primer: 10 Pretty Varieties for Your Garden
The primroses in my garden are putting on a show right now. Hardy and cheerful, the different...
How to Make Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
When it comes to a birthday party, try a different type of cupcake—ice cream cone cupcakes! They’re...
How I Saved Money Each Year Using the Garden Planner
This past year, gardener Susan Ashton saw incredible savings thanks to planning her garden! At our...
Ants on Peony Flowers: An Enduring Myth
Why are there ants on my peonies? Will ants harm my peonies? Every year, peony season brings these...
Got iridescent green beetles feasting on your roses? Those would be Japanese beetles! Here are tips...
Rhododendrons and Azaleas
Rhododendrons and azaleas, both from the genus Rhododendron, have long been mainstays of late...
Who doesn’t love lilacs? The ideal lilac shrub has about 10 canes and produces flowers at eye-level...
How to Fix 10 Common Lawn Problems
What is wrong with my lawn? Why is my grass dying in patches? Why is my lawn turning brown in spots...
Growing Enough Food to Feed a Family
Ever wondered: Could you grow enough food to feed your family year-round? How big would your...
15 Uses for Coffee and Coffee Grounds
I’ll admit to a lifelong coffee addiction. Fortunately, coffee grounds and leftover coffee have so...
Vegetables That Grow Well in Shade
A shady yard shouldn’t keep anyone, especially beginners, from growing vegetables! Most crops need...
Common Milkweed: Uses and Natural Remedies
Common milkweed has a long history as a natural remedy—and has many other uses, too! Plus, milkweed...
Get Rid of Garden Pests Naturally
Watching as your plants are being destroyed by pests like slugs, aphids, or cabbage worms can be...
Having trouble with flea beetles in your garden? Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get...
Easy Eggplant Recipes and Cooking Tips
The gloriously purple eggplant is so misunderstood! Most people have experienced badly-cooked...
Growing Borage at Home: Great for the Garden and Health!
Borage (sometimes called Star Flower) is an edible annual herb, with lovely blue flowers and both...
Container Gardening with Flowers
Container gardening with flowers is a great way to instantly introduce color, fragrance, and beauty...
Growing Tomatoes From Sowing to Harvest
We’ll show you how to plant tomatoes, whether seeding indoors, potting up, or transplanting...
How to Grow Zucchini from Sowing to Harvest
Zucchini are the stars of the summer garden and renowned for being incredibly prolific. Usually...
How to Grow Beets from Sowing to Harvesting
Learn how to grow beets from sowing the seeds to harvesting the roots! Beets should be a staple of...
Growing Chard from Sowing to Harvest
Swiss chard is very easy to grow, incredibly hardy, and a great choice for beginner gardeners. And...
How to Grow Carrots in the Garden
See how to grow crunchy, sweet carrots! Getting carrots just right can be challenging, but when you...
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...
How to Grow Cucumbers from Sowing to Harvest
Cool and crunchy cucumbers, fresh from the garden, are in a league of their own. Plus, we can’t...
How to Grow Beans from Sowing to Harvest
Beans are quick-growing and exceptionally prolific, producing tender, tasty pods over many weeks....
How to Grow Cabbages From Planting to Harvest
For some gardeners, vegetable plot isn’t complete without that ever-dependable staple: cabbage! You...
How to Grow Peppers from Sowing to Harvest
See how to plant peppers, grow peppers, harvest peppers in your home garden from The Old Farmer’s...
Perennial Salvias (also known as “sage”) are mainstays of the midsummer garden border—blooming...
Gardening Tools 101: Which Tools Are Essential?
Have you got the right tools to garden? Luckily, it doesn’t take much! There are some tools and...
Planting Calming Herbs for You and Your Garden
We are living in uncertain times that can cause even the calmest person to experience some anxiety...
Plant a Sunflower House
Plant a sunflower house! Having your sunflower tower is great for the birds and also just a fun...
The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash
Did you know that corn, beans, and squash are called the “Three Sisters”? A number of Native...
June Birth Flowers
June’s birth month flowers are among the most fragrant of all, the rose and the honeysuckle. Learn...
Zinnias are one of the easiest flowers to grow, as they grow quickly and bloom heavily. Zinnia...
7 Simple Ways to Prevent Garden Pests
Pests are a common challenge, but that doesn’t mean they need to gain the upper hand. In fact, it’s...
5 Ways to Protect Plants from Summer Heat
Extreme summer heat can be as exhausting for our plants as it is for us, but you can make life...
What are those little green bugs on your plants? They’re probably aphids! Here are our best tips on...
Dreaming of a Green Christmas: Make Gift Giving Greener This Year
It’s easy and fun to make environmentally friendly gifts that don’t cost the Earth. And as...
How to Control Pests Without Harming Beneficial Bugs
How do you get rid of pests while boosting beneficial bugs? Finding the right balance can be tricky...
How to Use the Garden Journal
The best education for any gardener is experience, and keeping a gardening journal is a great way...