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How to Harvest Basil

Get more from your basil through harvesting. It’s simple. The more you pick the more it grows. Here's Why Harvesting Basil Grows More Basil Basil, like...

What to Plant: Easiest Herbs to Grow Indoors

Bring your garden inside with 10 of the easiest herbs to grow indoors. If You're Going to Grow One Thing, Let it Be Herbs! Herbs are...

DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden

  You've probably heard it before: "If you're going to grow one thing, grow herbs." You'll be rewarded with unparalleled freshness and flavor, changing meals...

Transplanting Seedlings vs. Direct Sowing Seeds

  Should you chuck seeds straight into the garden or grow them in modules or seedling trays first? Knowing where and how to plant could...

Kitchen Garden: Planting in Galvanized Containers

  Growing a vegetable garden in recycled containers is all the rage, but are there risks? I was reminded of this looming question when a...

Grow Plants for Free: How to Propagate Rosemary From Cuttings

  Would you like to grow plants for free? When I was young, it was common for my mother to send me to the neighbors...

How To Grow Rosemary From Cuttings

It's easy to grow rosemary from cuttings with the simple steps outlined in this video. What You Need To Grow Your Own Cuttings To get started,...

The Best Tomato Varieties

  With more than 10,000 tomato varieties to choose from, it can be difficult to know which ones are right for you. But the answer is...

How to Convert a Watering Trough into a Raised Garden Bed

The opportunity for growth is at hand, right out your door, and it can begin by simply transforming a watering trough into a raised...

Keep it Simple

  Dr. Michael Mesler, my plant taxonomy professor at Humboldt State University, likened simplicity to parsimony.  When examining computational phylogenetics (a complicated subject) he taught...

How to Grow Sprouts with DIY Sprouting Jars

Antsy for spring? Move over winter blues, time for some green love without the wait. Grow your own sprouts with a handful of seeds...

Tricks for Thinning Carrots: The Things We Do For Love

  My hopeless love of homegrown carrots sometimes feels like opening Pandora's Box -- they can be challenging to sow, taunt foes like carrot flies...

What to Plant: Red Veined Sorrel

Add red veined sorrel to your planting list. In fact, don't wait and plant it now. The Best Kitchen Garden Edibles The best kitchen garden edibles...

Grow Your Own Cucamelons

  Adorable. It's the first word that comes to mind when discovering Cucamelons. Adorable with a capital "A." No wonder it's also known as Mouse Melon. Yet...

Bee Walls & Insect Hotels: Habitat Inspiration

  With the return of victory gardens, garden to table eating, colony collapse disorder and all things organic (move over Monsanto) the insect world is...

6 Basil Varieties To Grow & Love

  Grow these 6 basil varieties to change the way you cook and live. As a gardener and cook, I’m always on the lookout for new...

Grow Your Own Microgreens

Yep. Even you can grow your own microgreens. If pink is the new black then microgreens are the new kale. Packed with nutrition and gleaming...

What is N-P-K?

  Here's a look at that burning question, N-P-K? What is it all about anyway? It's on nearly every package of everything plant related, compost, fertilizers,...

4 Cosmos for Your Cutting Garden

It often happens that the best flowers are also easy to grow, and Cosmos is definitely in this category. If you’d like to start...

How to Grow & Forage: Miner’s Lettuce

  Miner’s lettuce is in full swing here in California, especially after a much awaited for rainy winter. It’s growing with a zeal I’ve not...
In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

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