Late summer is an exciting time for the hobby or pro gardener. Why? Because for many fruits and veggies, it's harvest time! But did you get even more than you wished for? If you have an overabundance of berries, we have just the solution for you. Make a wonderful jam you and your family can enjoy all through the autumn and winter months.
As home gardeners, there is a tendency to focus on the plants and practices in our own yards and on our own tables. But as you probably already know, there's so much more to gardening. Example: our readers often ask, "What's the difference between organic and conventional gardening?" It can be a confusing subject, especially as different organizations, different farms, and different gardeners may have very different definitions. Let's break things down when it comes to organic vs. conventional gardening.
Is your garden ready for fall? You may be thinking it's too late for bulbs, but you do have fall flower choices - and you're going to love what we have in store for you. Plant your fall garden in advance so you can bring the gorgeous colors of autumn into your own yard. Here are our top pics for autumn magic in your own little slice of heaven.
It seems so simple: water your garden when it's dry, and you're good to go.
But actually, there is a right way to water (and quite a few not-very-right ways). Knowing proper watering techniques will not only keep your garden growing, it will help your plants grow stronger roots and resist disease. And you'll save money, too.
Here are our favorite tips for watering your garden and helping it look its very best.
Tomato problems got you down? Luckily, there are fixes to some of the most common tomato problems. Here are the issues you're most likely to face - and how to salvage your harvest for delicious yields all summer long.
When it comes to fertilizing your garden, have you considered liquid organic fertilizers? These are growing in popularity due to their ease of use and low risk of harm to plants. And you can even make your own! Here’s the dig on this category of fertilizers, and when to add them to your garden.
Spring is all about color, and all about growing, living things. Greet spring with a gorgeous decorative garden that's all your own. With a good plan, your own tastes and a healthy sprinkling of creativity, you can grow your most gorgeous spring garden ever. Read the full article on how to get started.
Vermicomposting (literally, using worms to speed up the composting process and make it more complete) is an easy, fun and interesting way to get things cookin' on your compost pile. Before you know it, you'll have rich, nutrient-rich compost for mulch, fertilizer and garden soil. Want to learn more?
Spring is just around the corner.No, really. It is. It may feel like the middle of winter, but before you know it, you’ll wake up to that first sunny day…and realize gardening season caught up with you. This year, be ready for the change of seasons with these 7 super-easy, low-cost spring gardening steps!
For one thing, not all “natural” forms of pest control are non-toxic, particularly to other animals such as favorite pets. For another, some bugs are beneficial but might be wiped out along with the “bad guys.” On the opposite side of the coin, a too-gentle method won't really do anything at all. What's an organic gardener to do? Read to find out!
Organic gardening. What IS it? Organic has different meanings to different gardeners…and even has varying interpretations depending upon the actual product, the processing, the country of origin and more. So how DO you know you’re really organic gardening? Read the full article to find out more!
Today, I live in a locale that receives sun, warmth and plant growth-friendly condition. I used to live in Zone 5. And while that meant amazing, beautiful seasons, it also meant waiting like forever for flowers to poke through winter’s chill. But there were a few exceptions. Read the full article to learn more!
In a colder climate, it’s hard to wait for spring. Winter, though often beautiful can seem to drag on and on, with nary a green shoot in sight. But spring always does come. Are you ready? This year you will be – with these five easy, awesome head-start ideas. Click to reach more!
Looking to save space in your garden? Consider trellis gardening! A trellis works for virtually any smaller space. Trellises are eye-catching, too, bringing nature and springtime into your space, no matter how large or how small. Want to read more?