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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...

Edible Weeds: Purslane the New, Easy to Grow Superfood

  Is it a weed, or a superfood? Make a little room for purslane to run wild in your garden or plant it with purpose, growing...

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...

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....

Five Reasons to Weed or Not to Weed

The thought of weeding conjures up all sorts of reactions from people. There are weeding haters, weeding lovers and an entire range of folks...

Sprouting Seeds

Sometimes I like to test the common school of thought, such as the first time I grew scarlet runner beans. Conventional wisdom says, "Start beans in...

What You Need To Know To Help Western Monarchs

Helping western monarch butterflies is more important than ever before. Recent counts of overwintering western monarchs have revealed that their population is now below endangered...

Small Space Gardening | How to Make a Mint Tin Garden

It's easy to have a garden in the smallest of spaces when it's grown in a tin -- and why not a mint tin? It's...

Sugary Earth

Sweet, snappy, wake-your-taste-buds-up delicious, these carrots are unreal. A bit of sugary earth wrapped up in one perfect package. Like the tomatoes of winter only, with...

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...

Plant Pick: Happy Wanderer

Who doesn’t want to be happy? Happy Wanderer, Hardenbergia violacea, brings more than cheer and free spirit to the garden. It’s an enduring, hard...

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...

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...

Frenzied Foraging

The poppies have bloomed.  I have to say that they are suspiciously beautiful, in a way reminiscent of an Alice in Wonderland character.  Strangely fascinating....

Pollinator Allure: Bumblebees & Native Plant Pollination

  A bumblebee forages on Squaw Carpet, Ceanothus prostratus. Squaw Carpet, also known as Mahala Mat, is one of the first native plants to flower...

Feed the Birds with a Holiday Wreath

Is there a bird lover in your house? Add a small twist to the holidays and make a festive wreath to feed the birds.  When...

Mint — I Wish Someone Had Told Me

Mint is aromatic, a lively addition to tea or other concoction and the bane of a garden if grown without restriction. "You have mint...

Six Seeds to Love and Plant

My early spring to-plant list always includes pumpkins. A garden without pumpkins must be like committing spring planting heresy. It’s just not right. And of...

More Friday Flowers

  I think I might crave flowers as much as certain, before mentioned, fruits and veggies. They go hand-in-hand. It might be tomato eating season but...

How to Grow Potatoes in a Bag

I love the idea of growing more in less space. Especially if I spend little to no money and glean the benefits of homegrown...
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