When you buy vegetable seeds, it's one way of telling plant breeders what kind of food you want for future generations.Read more
Gardening with kids gives them many gifts. They learn where food really comes from. They learn how fresh food tastes.Read more
Some bugs are good for the garden. Here are four simple ways to attract beneficial insects and keep them around.Read more
The gardening-gathering gene exists in all of us; I suspect, so does a gene for appreciating fresh picked local food.Read more
Sure, you say. I’d like to have a garden, but I don't have a yard, I only have a window ledge, and my thumb is anything but green. How can I grow vegetables?Read more
All About Soil
A healthy soil translates into a healthy garden. But before you begin adding compost, manure, fertilizer, lime, and other soil amendments, you need to know...Read more
Much Ado About Mulch
If there is one technique that will make your gardening easier this summer, it is proper mulching. The right mulch will reduce weed growth, conserve soil...Read more
Planning a Small Home Orchard
With rising food and gas prices, more and more gardeners are looking for ways to reduce household costs and grow more of their own food. With a little...Read more
Adding compost to garden soil improves soil health by providing food for the organisms in the soil that help release nutrients to plants. You can buy bulk and...Read more
Using Organic Fertilizers
Growing food organically is a hot topic across the country. Most of the attention is on avoiding pesticides or using environmentally friendly products to...Read more