I've read some articles expressing displeasure with the word "heirloom" for various reasons. My view is that "heirloom" is the perfect word. Let me share my reasons with you in my first blog for Heirloom Gardener.
Editorial Director Hank Will offers sage advice for seed saving to preserve the genetics of heirloom cultivars.
Editor Caitlin Wilson offers sage advice for keeping garden beds from becoming litter boxes for cats.
Train your eye to pounce on muggy climate plant diseases, and embrace cultivars suited for moisture and warmth.
Craft a garden inspired by the plays and poems of the bard himself — William Shakespeare — with a look back on history and a few helpful hints.
You might recognize elderberry as a booming, beneficial commercial crop, but don’t overlook the elderflower, which has grown into a market all its own.
Learn how you can work organic matter into your heavy clay soil to make gardening easier while still retaining clay’s rich minerals.
Skip the seed-starting pots this spring, and instead plant your seeds directly in compressed blocks of soil that move easily from grow lights to garden.
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