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...

Seed Saving

These are the last of my beans for the season. I left them on the vine to fully mature and ready for next season's...

How to Transplant Seedlings

Whether you've grown your starts from seed or picked them up at your local nursery they'll eventually need to be potted up or transplanted...

Five Friday Flowers

The ephemeral nature of a garden is a crazy, worldly reminder of something amazing. I love it. From one visit to the next, one...

How to Grow Blueberries, Identify Weeds & Choose the Best Plants

You may be asking many of the same questions as other gardeners. How to grow blueberries, care for grapes, identify weeds, and choose the...

Summer Harvesting Tips

  The adage, sow little and often, also rings true for harvesting. Gather what you need when you need it for huge returns. This is...

Growing Flowers with Spin: Upcycled Bicycle Gardens

  Check out this community inspired project. Curbside, upcycled bicycle gardens along the lanes of Crystal Beach, Ontario. Fab, fun and funky, these gardens are part...

Echinops in Bloom

  I was first introduced to Echinops by a friend. It was growing in her San Francisco garden and it was striking. A globe of...

Regenerative Gardening: How it Works

Regenerative gardening scales practices common in regenerative farming. But what does this mean and how does it work? Regenerative Organics for Home Gardens and Cityscapes You...

Tool Time | Ames Spring Tool Giveaway

  Use a pencil as a transplanter or a can for making newspaper seedling pots, both indispensable when it comes to seeding and transplanting seedlings....

Kinky Seeds

Funny.  It's rare to find an artichoke gone to seed.  Typically gobbled up when cheek-pinching perfect, young and in bud.  Passing one up is...

12 Edible Plants That Give More Than They Need

  Plants that sip and don't suck? Water is a hot topic. States are competing over water rights, drought in the west continues and growing...

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...

Bee-Friendly Plants for your Garden

The best bee-friendly plants for your garden are a diversity of plants that bloom through the seasons and are chemical-free. Look to native plants,...

Biosol or Bust

With fall comes the rush on local supplies of Biosol.  We went to get our share.  Each visit to the nursery they were out,...

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...

What to Plant: How to Grow Chard

  If you’re planning your spring garden, put Swiss chard on the list. It’s not only delicious and easy to grow, it’s a super food...

Small Space Gardening Tips in Chicagoland

  What happens when you endure an unusually long, cold winter and finally the weather starts to turn the corner toward spring? Right! Pull out...

September Garden Checklist

  I sometimes think that if months were siblings, September would be my favorite -- especially when it comes to the garden. The high heat...

6 Solutions for Successful Container Gardening

  Container gardening is often easier and just as rewarding as gardening in the ground. You can focus your attention on just those plants you’ve...
I’ve learned there’s something wonderfully powerful in the simple act of growing. Here, in our gardens, we can repair ourselves and our plots of earth with our own two hands. GROW WHAT YOU LOVE and GROW NOW!

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