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How to Make Hummingbird Nectar
Who doesn’t love hummingbirds? Learn how to make homemade hummingbird food and attract hummingbirds...
Stinging Nettle: Plant of a Thousand Uses
Often thought of as weeds, the stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is actually the plant of a thousand...
Why Peonies Should Be In Your Garden
One of the most magnificent mainstays of the garden is the common herbaceous peony (Paeonia...
10 Tips for Growing Tomatoes
Tomatoes are the ultimate backyard crop, and growing them is easier than you might think. These...
Upcycled Garden Projects: Repurpose Old Items
The garden is a great place to recycle old items into new. From transforming tins into planters to...
Everyone seems to love juicy watermelon in the summertime. Native to Africa, melons need warm...
The peony is outrageously beautiful in bloom from spring to summer—with lush foliage all summer...
The Perfect Compost Recipe | How to Get Your Compost Heap Cooking!
If you don’t have a compost pile, fall is great time to start one. Turn dead and dying foliage,...
How to Grow Your Own Peanuts
Try growing peanuts in your garden! Often thought of as just a snack to be munched on, peanuts are...
Best Flowers for Window Boxes
Looking to spruce up your home’s appearance with a window box? Be sure to choose the right plants...
Ferns, Folklore, and Fiddleheads
It’s time for fiddlehead season again! Harvesting the young tips of the ostrich fern is a May...
Often considered only a minor houseplant pest, fungus gnats can quickly become a major issue if an...
An easy-care vegetable that loves sun and water, cucumbers grow quickly as long as they receive...
Gardening for Health in Coronavirus Quarantine
These are trying times for sure, but it’s not all doom and gloom, and there are even positives to...
Gardening for the Pantry: Vegetables for Storing
Grow some vegetables that can be enjoyed long after the gardening season is done. If you wish to...
5 Important Tips for Planning a Vegetable Garden
There’s so much to consider when planning a vegetable garden, from what to grow and where, to the...
How to Design a Moon Garden
A Moon garden can be enjoyed from dusk to dark—by the light of the Moon! We’ll show you how to plan...
Grow Your Own Avocado Tree: 5 Simple Steps
Yes, you can grow your own avocado tree from a pit—if you have patience. Here’s how to grow in 5...
Favorite Rhubarb Recipes
Ready for rhubarb recipes? In pioneer days, rhubarb was literally called the “pie plant” (for...
Stay Calm and Plant Something
One of the most hopeful things we can do in troubled times is to plant a garden. Planting a seed is...
How to Choose Tomato Varieties to Grow
How do you choose the best tomato variety for your yard? There are so many tempting tomato...
Asparagus is one of the first plants that greets us in springtime! It’s a perennial, which means...
How to Plant Wildflowers for Bees and Butterflies
Butterflies and bees do such incredible work pollinating our crops. So let’s show them some love—by...
How to Grow Gooseberries From Planting to Harvest
Discover how to grow gooseberries! From planting your first gooseberry bush to harvesting the sweet...
How to Grow Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, and Easy Grains
When we think about food gardening, we don’t usually think of seeds and grains—where do they fit in...
How to Grow Squash From Planting to Harvest
Squashes are among the most thrilling vegetables you can grow. Speed, vitality and generous...
Worm Composting 101: How to Make a Simple Worm Bin
Wonderful wiggling worms are the starting point to healthy soil and can create truly awesome...
5 Best Vegetables and Fruit for Containers
Growing vegetables and fruit in containers offers flexibility and is great for small spaces. Some...
How to Hand Pollinate Squash
Pollinating squashes by hand is essential if insect pollinators are scarce or you just want to make...
How to Plant a Bare-root Fruit Tree Step-by-Step
Bare-root trees are much less expensive than pot-grown plants and are available between autumn and...
10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard
Insects are responsible for one out of every three bites of food. With new reports showing...
Swiss chard—or simply “chard”—is a member of the beet family that does well in both cool and warm...
Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
The super-pollinators of the garden are … native bees! While honey bees have their place, it’s our...
Recycling for a More Productive Vegetable Garden
Gardening needn’t be expensive. By recycling or repurposing garden items, you can make something...
10 Easy Baking Recipes With Minimal Ingredients
What better way to pass the time than to bake up a yummy treat? Here are 10 simple dessert recipess...
3 Victory Garden Plans to Get Gardening!
Gardening has experienced a reawakening, with undeniable parallels to the victory gardening during...
Surrender to Succulents
Succulents thrive in every North American temperature zone, adding high drama with low maintenance...
Tips for Transplanting Seedlings
Are you ready for the first big hurdle of the gardening season? Here’s how to make sure that your...
Vegetable Seedling Identification: Pictures and Descriptions
When plants are very young and just tiny seedlings, it can be difficult to tell vegetables from...
When to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas
When do you prune your hydrangea? Well, it depends on the variety. Yes, we know that sounds tricky...
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...