Gardening requires a leap of faith and keeps gardeners humble when forces of nature cause crops to fail. Each year's challenges present disappointment, but also deliver joy with successful harvests. When migratory Purple Martins are absent, is it possible for other creatures to replace their company?
Planting potatoes conjures childhood memories, inspiring a gardener to pass along a grandfather's instructions to another generation.
The story continues with the second year of the Ivan Tomato Rescue Project. Learn how we started an entire market booth worth of plants from my kitchen windows.
Mark your calendars — here are the dates to remember in spring 2017!
Try using coir— the pith from coconut processing that’s more sustainable than peat moss and just as effective as a growing medium.
It's winter, and the garden beds are no longer filled with tomatoes and peppers, but gardeners never stop gardening.
Seed catalogs are to adult gardeners what Christmas wish books are to children. Colorful photographs and intriguing descriptions make it difficult to resist temptation, even for those who grow large gardens.
Why isn’t a cashew a nut? Learn the answer to this question and more in the second installment of our Herbarium department, in which we explain the different types of plants and the scientific logic behind their classification.
Delight your taste buds, mind and eyes with beautiful photos and inspirational techniques on everything you need to know to grow, preserve and cook your own heirloom fruits and vegetables. You won’t want to miss the stories about plants passed down from generation to generation.
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