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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...

How To Make Seed Bombs: Spread the Love

Make your own seed bombs with these easy tips and recipe. What Are Seedbombs? Seed bombs are neat little packages of seeds, compost, and clay. They're...

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...

How To Attract Pollinators To Your Garden

Looking for creative ways to attract pollinators to your garden?  Pollinators face a number of challenges, with habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change at...

Succession Planting Tips: Get More From Your Plot

The secret to succession planting is to sow little and often. In fact, this is the key to a continual and abundant supply of...

The Best Soil For Your Garden (And You)

The best soil for your garden (and you) is organic and chemical free. Here’s Why. Soil is teaming with life. Worms have been touted as...

5 Secrets to Jump Start Your Summer Garden

Jump start your summer garden with a handful of easy to follow tips and a copy of Grow What You Love! *Giveaway is Closed* Grow What...

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...

Extend Your Growing Season with this Row Cover Cheat Sheet

A scant few millimeters of row cover fabric could be your secret to a thriving, successful garden — especially when the mercury drops. The...

How to Store Dahlia Tubers

Dahlia growing is serious business. It’s no casual, cut flower gardening past time but something gardeners embark upon year after year as if sanity...

6 Bulbs to Plant Now for Spring

  I'll take flowers in any season, but flowers that follow winter always stop me in my tracks. Especially when materializing (as if out of...

9 Learnings from the Butterfly Waystation at Portland Head Lighthouse

  Somewhere along the way this summer, in between work and travel, I found myself here, at the Portland Head Lighthouse. I was happy to...

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...

Pass The Pistil Giveaway: Gilmour’s Top 5 Watering Tools

  Once you’ve had a taste of the right tool for the job, it’s hard to go backwards — especially when it comes to watering....

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...

What’s Growing Now: Alpine Strawberries, Sweet Treat Tomatoes & Ladybugs

  It was just last winter when I found this garden. I was out for a run on a nearby trail and there it was...

How to Grow a Small Space Salad Garden

What could be easier than growing salad in a box? It's one of my favorite ways to grow greens, herbs, strawberries, and any other...

10 Best Kitchen Garden Herbs

  Imagine a garden that elevates everyday living, is a dose of medicine with every bite, and doubles as a pollinator haven. If you grow...

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...

How to Make Paper Pots for Planting Seeds

  It's easy to make paper pots for planting seeds. All you need is a can and some newspaper. Add soil and seeds, and you're...
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