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Gardening by the Moon
Gardening by the Moon
Gardening by the Moon
is a great way to plan your garden. Many of our readers follow the age-old practice of
planting by the Moon’s phase
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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...
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...
How to Store Vegetables and Fruit
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher! ...
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...
ECHO: Cordless or Gas?
Garden of Thugs: Pruning, Digging, Thinning
Garden thugs are plants (not weeds) that quickly get out of control in the garden. They can really...
Yarrow is a native plant that’s practically care-free, making it perfect for borders, ground covers...
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...
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...
Celery is a long-season vegetable grown in the spring or fall. It has the reputation of being fussy...
What Are the Dog Days of Summer?
What are the “Dog Days of Summer”—and when are they? The answer might surprise you. Enjoy this...
Succession Planting Tips to Maximize Your Harvest
In this gardening video, we demonstrate succession planting! After one crop of vegetables or fruit...
Voles drive gardeners and home owners crazy! You’ll know voles by the snakelike tunnels all over...
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 Make Dill Pickles
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess...
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...
Big, fat, and green! Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of tomato hornworms in...
Common Milkweed: Uses and Natural Remedies
Common milkweed has a long history as a natural remedy—and many other uses! Plus, milkweed is the...
How to Make Berry Jam
Learn how to make berry jam in no time! Here’s a quick and easy berry jam recipe with just two...
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...
Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts
The family and I headed out for an after-dinner walk the other night. We had started down 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...
Succession Gardening Chart
See our successive gardening chart listing last planting dates for second-season crops. To...
The peony is outrageously beautiful in bloom from spring to summer—with lush foliage all summer...
Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants
Although Japanese beetles have a wide range of favorite foods, some plants are more appealing to...
What are those green garden beetles? Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of Japanese...
Watering Wisely in the Garden
Let’s explore some smart ways to save water in the garden. An inch of water a week, is that too...
Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects
Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? Here’s a list of the...
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