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Share Your Harvest
February 27, 2014
Share Your Harvest
No food left behind! That's the mission of AmpleHarvest.org, a nonprofit organization that helps connect gardeners who grow more food than they ca...
Learn from the Plant Professors!
January 30, 2014
Learn from the Plant Professors!
You can't be a gardener without having an open mind and a hunger for learning. To feed our neverending need to know more about growing plants, we ...
Time To Sow!
January 23, 2014
Time To Sow!
Winter seed-sowing sounds like an oxymoron—how can you plant seeds outdoors in winter? In fact, it's a gardening technique that's practi...
Video: Ready, Set, Grow!
January 20, 2014
Video: Ready, Set, Grow!
Got seeds? Got pots? Got light? Get started! Starting plants indoors from seeds allows you to select from thousands of plants you won't find...
Video: 5 Tips for Smart Gardening
January 13, 2014
Video: 5 Tips for Smart Gardening
Learning by experience is overrated. Sure, you can gain knowledge simply by jumping in and doing. In fact, that's how many people begin gardeni...
Want to Grow Veggies? Start Planning!
January 02, 2014
Want to Grow Veggies? Start Planning!
That vision of sugar plums dancing in your head has given way to a vision of an abundant vegetable garden. But how can you make it happen? Download...
Video: Got Seeds? Make Art!
November 11, 2013
Video: Got Seeds? Make Art!
The gardening season's essentially over but you've got seeds to deal with: There's the pile of unused packets plus the seeds you gathered ...
Bye-Bye Blight!
October 31, 2013
Bye-Bye Blight!
For gardeners everywhere, the question of the moment is this: Do I clean up the vegetable bed now or wait until spring? The answer is largely a mat...
Got Weeds? Make Lasagna!
October 24, 2013
Got Weeds? Make Lasagna!
Want to transform a weedy spot in your garden or a portion of the lawn into a garden bed without digging? Think like a chef and make lasagna. You w...
Recipes: Cozy Up to Casseroles
October 08, 2013
Recipes: Cozy Up to Casseroles
Warm, hearty and filled with cheese, casseroles are one of fall's ultimate comfort foods. Don't worry about deciding which one to make. From a...
No Space for Apples? No Problem!
October 01, 2013
No Space for Apples? No Problem!
It's apple season, at last! And as you're nibbling on your favorite variety, you can't help but wish you had a large enough yard to grow t...
Recipes: Apple-icious Treats!
September 24, 2013
Recipes: Apple-icious Treats!
Searching for the perfect dessert? These five plucky options feature America's autumn sweetheart, the apple. Pair the fruit with caramel, bake it ...
Video: Planting Bulbs? Don't Forget Garlic!
September 23, 2013
Video: Planting Bulbs? Don't Forget Garlic!
What do garlic and tulips have in common? They're both easy to plant and grow, and this is the time to get them in the ground. And while garlic...
Video: Got Cabbage? Make Sauerkraut!
September 16, 2013
Video: Got Cabbage? Make Sauerkraut!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for—sauerkraut? Yes! The tangy, crunchy home-made versions bear no resemblance to the limp, soggy commerc...
Recipes: Garden Faves Shine in Tasty Baked Goods
September 10, 2013
Recipes: Garden Faves Shine in Tasty Baked Goods
Love the produce but need some fresh ideas for using it? Fresh herbs and veggies star in these scrumptious baked goods. Ready, set, start your oven! ...
Container Fashion: Dressed for Fall
September 09, 2013
Container Fashion: Dressed for Fall
For the amount of time and energy we spend keeping our containers watered and fed, they ought to look good forever. Yet we're lucky to get a fu...
Recipes: 5 Tasty Make-and-Takes
August 27, 2013
Recipes: 5 Tasty Make-and-Takes
Whether you're planning a big Labor Day shindig this coming weekend or a casual end-of-summer picnic, serve one or more of these fresh, satisfying...
Video: Want Summer? Check the Freezer!
August 19, 2013
Video: Want Summer? Check the Freezer!
Ah, how you love the bright flavors of just-snipped herbs from your garden! And how you hate that you don't have much more time to enjoy them. ...
Heads of the Class
August 15, 2013
Heads of the Class
There are so many delicious greens you can grow that it's hard to pick a favorite. But we think Salanova lettuces are a strong contender. In...
Recipes: 5 Killer Potato Salads
August 13, 2013
Recipes: 5 Killer Potato Salads
There's nothing better than freshly dug potatoes, especially when they're the star of summery salads. You'll love these variations of the ...
Time to Plant!
August 12, 2013
Time to Plant!
The calendar says it's August, but you need to think spring and plant some seeds! Beets grow best in cool weather, so now is the time to plant ...
Recipes: Got Zucchini? Make It A Star!
July 30, 2013
Recipes: Got Zucchini? Make It A Star!
The garden is running wild with zucchini. What to do with it all? Make delicious, summery fare, of course! You won't get tired of eating zucchini ...
Video: Fight Blight With Might
July 29, 2013
Video: Fight Blight With Might
You've nurtured those tomatoes through drought and downpour. What's next? It could be disease. If your plants have lesions on their leaves,...
The Surprising Secret to Beautiful Containers
July 18, 2013
The Surprising Secret to Beautiful Containers
Some container gardens are so gorgeous they almost look magical. The secret to their beauty, however, is no mystery: It's about proper watering...
Are You Starving Your Plants?
July 11, 2013
Are You Starving Your Plants?
Plants, like people, need sustenance to grow strong and healthy. Yet there are lots of plants out there that are starving. That's because most ...
Video: Clever Way to Grow Herbs
July 08, 2013
Video: Clever Way to Grow Herbs
Snip, chop, eat. That's how easy it is to enjoy fresh herbs all summer long if you have the key ingredient—an herb garden within easy reach. ...
Recipes: The Perfect July 4th Cookout
July 02, 2013
Recipes: The Perfect July 4th Cookout
Hip hip hooray for the holiday! Put your gardening chores on hold and celebrate with a cookout. These recipes take you from appetizer to dessert, and ...
Recipes: Fresh Produce = Yummy Salads
June 25, 2013
Recipes: Fresh Produce = Yummy Salads
Every summer it's the same story. You plant your vegetable garden and nurture it daily. Then when harvest time hits, you're asking yourself th...
Pretty Flowers, Tasty Ingredients
June 17, 2013
Pretty Flowers, Tasty Ingredients
If it was good enough for the Romans, then it's good enough for ... me? Yes, at least when it comes to edible flowers! Cooks have been using fr...
Give Cukes A Lift
June 13, 2013
Give Cukes A Lift
Cucumbers are the garden's version of urban sprawl, with the same outcome—once it starts, there's no containing it. Unless you train ...
Recipes: Got Strawberries? Sweet!
June 11, 2013
Recipes: Got Strawberries? Sweet!
Your fridge is packed with baskets of beautiful strawberries, fresh from the garden. After you've had your fill of plain berries, try one of these...
Recipes: Rhubarb Roundup!
June 04, 2013
Recipes: Rhubarb Roundup!
We're seeing red—piles and piles of rhubarb in our gardens, our neighbors' yards, farmers markets and grocery stores. Take advantage of the glor...
Video: Stake or Cage
June 03, 2013
Video: Stake or Cage
Early Girl, Cherokee Purple, Indigo Rose or Brandywine—no matter what kinds of tomatoes you like to grow, they all need one thing: support. This...
Don't Skip This Critical Gardening Step
May 28, 2013
Don't Skip This Critical Gardening Step
Want to spend the summer weeding and watering? We don't either! That's why we're going to take time this week to spread mulch in our ne...
Three Fruits Beautifully Contained!
May 23, 2013
Three Fruits Beautifully Contained!
  Can't grow fruit trees because you don't have the room? We're betting you've got plenty of space! Even if you only have...
Recipes: Favorites Rock Memorial Day Cookout
May 21, 2013
Recipes: Favorites Rock Memorial Day Cookout
Set your gardening gloves aside. With the unofficial kickoff to summer just days away, it's time to get serious about your Memorial Day menu. Thes...
Want to Plant On Time? Go Online!
May 16, 2013
Want to Plant On Time? Go Online!
Pop quiz: What's the best time to start lettuce from seed outdoors? When should begonia seeds be started indoors? And how late is too late to plan...
Video: Want Beans? You've Got Options!
May 13, 2013
Video: Want Beans? You've Got Options!
How do you like your beans—short and compact or tall and lanky? We're talking about plants, of course—bush beans and pole beans. Bo...
Recipes: Fast, Fresh & Light
April 30, 2013
Recipes: Fast, Fresh & Light
The rewards of gardening are vast and even tasty, if you grow vegetables. This time of year, with many of us coming out of a long and tedious winte...
Video: Yes You Can (Grow Blueberries)!
April 29, 2013
Video: Yes You Can (Grow Blueberries)!
With a reputation for being finicky, blueberries don't always make gardeners' lists of favorite plants. But they should. Unless you live on...
Video: Garnish Your Garden With Edibles
April 22, 2013
Video: Garnish Your Garden With Edibles
Ever look out at a landscape and think it looks enticing enough to eat? Why not make it so, by adding some bold and delicious edibles to your ornament...
Recipes: Chicken Gets A Spring Makeover
April 15, 2013
Recipes: Chicken Gets A Spring Makeover
You're spiffing up your gardens and sprucing up your yard. Why not give America's favorite ingredient, chicken, a makeover? These recipes give...
Video: Grow a Cocktail Garden
April 08, 2013
Video: Grow a Cocktail Garden
When it comes to brewing cocktails, Amy Stewart looks to her garden for inspiration. She's not the first. Humans have used all kinds of flowers...
Growing Vegetables? Use These Guides!
April 04, 2013
Growing Vegetables? Use These Guides!
You can't beat the pleasure of plucking vegetables from your own garden. But getting to that moment of harvest isn't always a cakewalk. Nov...
Recipes: Treat Yourself!
March 26, 2013
Recipes: Treat Yourself!
These recipes will make Easter special without requiring enormous effort. Even if you don't celebrate the holiday, you'll want to indulge in t...
Video: Better Soil = Better Veggies
March 25, 2013
Video: Better Soil = Better Veggies
Spring is so close, you can almost smell the dirt! That means it's time to start thinking about soil preparation, especially for vegetable beds. ...
Video: Hail the Bale!
March 18, 2013
Video: Hail the Bale!
Have you heard the latest news about raised beds? You can make instant ones with straw bales. It turns out they provide an ideal environment for gr...
Recipes: Five Fantastic Muffins
March 12, 2013
Recipes: Five Fantastic Muffins
These muffins sing with flavor: deep coffee, bright lemon, rich chocolate, zesty lime, ripe banana. Reach for one to start your day, as a post-gardeni...
Just Add Water
March 07, 2013
Just Add Water
No plants, no pots, no soil? No problem! Even if you don't have a single gardening supply on hand, you can still grow flowers, herbs, even vege...
Recipes: Ultra-Yummy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
February 26, 2013
Recipes: Ultra-Yummy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
A far cry from white bread and American cheese singles, these grilled cheese sandwiches are fancied up just enough to make them pure delight. BACON...
The Cold Facts: Winter Sowing Works!
February 21, 2013
The Cold Facts: Winter Sowing Works!
Anxious to get some seeds started but have no room in your house? Start them outdoors, even if the temps are still frigid. It's easy, it requires ...
Growing Veggies In A Pot? Easier Than Ever!
February 19, 2013
Growing Veggies In A Pot? Easier Than Ever!
You don't need a backyard to grow vegetables—just a sunny balcony or patio and a few small pots, window boxes or hanging baskets paired with...
Don't Get Burned by Frost
February 14, 2013
Don't Get Burned by Frost
"Plant after all danger of frost has passed." That advice is on most seed packets—and it's important to follow because frost ca...
Recipes: Comfort From the Cold
February 12, 2013
Recipes: Comfort From the Cold
To combat winter's chill, there's nothing quite like a bowl of something steamin' hot and satisfying for dinner. With ingredients like thy...
Video: Do Your Seeds Pass Muster?
February 11, 2013
Video: Do Your Seeds Pass Muster?
You hate to be wasteful. But you didn't need all the zinnia seeds you purchased last year, so you saved them. Now you're wondering if you can ...
Time to Order Seeds!
January 28, 2013
Time to Order Seeds!
Seed catalogs make great winter companions. Curl up on the couch with one, or a dozen, and soon you'll be dreaming of a host of newcomers you'...
Recipes: Just Say Soup
January 22, 2013
Recipes: Just Say Soup
A steaming bowl of soup can lift even the most chilled winter spirits, and we've got five super-filling options. They're just what the season ...
New for 2013: Grow Prizewinning Plants
January 14, 2013
New for 2013: Grow Prizewinning Plants
Working on your plant wishlist for 2013? Be sure to add these just-announced award-winners to the must-get column. They're the second batch of Al...
Recipes: A Fresh Start for 2013!
January 08, 2013
Recipes: A Fresh Start for 2013!
Every January you make a promise: Try to eat healthier. It's a terrific goal but tough to reach unless the food you prepare tastes good. These fiv...
Recipes: 5 Gifts from Your Kitchen
December 11, 2012
Recipes: 5 Gifts from Your Kitchen
Everyone knows that the best gifts come from the heart—and your kitchen. Make this year the tastiest one yet when you wrap up something from thi...
Video: From Tomato Cage to Christmas Tree!
November 29, 2012
Video: From Tomato Cage to Christmas Tree!
This season, when your neighbors are sprucing up the outside of their homes with the usual dogwood stems and evergreen boughs, turn heads at your addr...
Recipes: Tasty Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers
November 20, 2012
Recipes: Tasty Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers
Thanksgiving may be a couple of days away, but it's not too early to make plans for the leftovers. Be prepared with a handful of recipes that make...
Video: Tips and Tricks for Indoor Herbs
October 29, 2012
Video: Tips and Tricks for Indoor Herbs
Summer may be over, but fresh herbs are here to stay—as your indoor companions. Parsley, rosemary and thyme are just a few that are easy to g...
Recipes: Fall's Best Fruit Desserts
October 16, 2012
Recipes: Fall's Best Fruit Desserts
Gardeners aren't necessarily mathematicians, but here's one equation we can easily solve: What does cool weather plus fall fruit equal? Delici...
Video: Get Your Garlic In
October 15, 2012
Video: Get Your Garlic In
While you hurry to plant bulbs this fall, don't forget this edible one: Garlic! Now is the best time to plant garlic because overwintering in t...
Recipes: Fall Produce, 5 Delicious Options
September 25, 2012
Recipes: Fall Produce, 5 Delicious Options
The season's produce is calling you! Hearty vegetables and sweet fruit are begging to make an appearance on your table, and we have just the recip...
Meet the Good Guy: Autumn Revolution Bittersweet
September 11, 2012
Meet the Good Guy: Autumn Revolution Bittersweet
When the bittersweet vine Autumn Revolution (Celastrus scandens 'Bailumn') hit the market in 2009, the good guys in a bittersweet battle that&...
Mark Now, Find Later
August 30, 2012
Mark Now, Find Later
Divide and plant! Divide and plant! This time of year, that mantra's heard 'round the gardening world. Digging up perennials and dividin...
Recipes: 5 Tasty Ways to Use Up Zucchini
August 28, 2012
Recipes: 5 Tasty Ways to Use Up Zucchini
It's that time of year when those zucchini plants you've been tending are flooding you with produce. Don't panic. Turn them into one of th...
Video: You'll Dig This Advice
August 23, 2012
Video: You'll Dig This Advice
Finally! Those potatoes and onions you've been babying all summer are ready to harvest. So don't blow it. If harvested and stored proper...
Bloggers We Love!
August 16, 2012
Bloggers We Love!
Too hot to garden? Get your gardening fix from these enjoyable bloggers! In Garden History Girl, Paige Johnson (shown) entertains and informs with ...
It's Time to Plant More Veggies!
August 13, 2012
It's Time to Plant More Veggies!
Harvesting the last of your summer vegetables? Don't be sad, be glad! Now you have room to plant a fall vegetable garden. This is the ideal tim...
Time to Ramble Through the Brambles!
August 09, 2012
Time to Ramble Through the Brambles!
Got brambles? You do if you've got raspberries or blackberries. That's the common name for cane berries and other plants in the genus Rubus...
From Garden to Table: 4 Must-Make Recipes
July 24, 2012
From Garden to Table: 4 Must-Make Recipes
When the fresh crop of vegetables threatens to overrun your kitchen, it's time for some creative cooking! You'll find inspiration in these fou...
Bloggers We Love!
July 19, 2012
Bloggers We Love!
Take a few minutes away from your garden chores to indulge in some garden chatter! Here are three bloggers we're enjoying this month. In Everda...
Bloggers We Love!
June 21, 2012
Bloggers We Love!
Take a break from your garden chores—and read what other gardeners are doing! Ivette Soler's blog, The Germinatrix, is a celebration of p...
Pinching Has Its Rewards
June 12, 2012
Pinching Has Its Rewards
This Sunday, give Dad a Father's Day gift he can use every summer: the secret to better tomatoes! It's the perfect present because it costs...
If You Build It, They Will Grow
May 29, 2012
If You Build It, They Will Grow
What does raising tomatoes have in common with raising kids? Every time you turn around, they've grown another inch. And they need lots of support, es...
From Your Garden to Your Table: 4 Must-Make Recipes
May 22, 2012
From Your Garden to Your Table: 4 Must-Make Recipes
Give your homegrown fruits and vegetables the star billing they deserve this weekend in a tasty array of recipes that are perfect for Memorial Day ent...
Grow Potatoes, Skip the Digging
May 17, 2012
Grow Potatoes, Skip the Digging
Growing potatoes takes little effort and the rewards are so tasty. It's even more fun when you don't have to dig up the harvest! While some ga...
This Watermelon Matures In Just 90 Days
May 15, 2012
This Watermelon Matures In Just 90 Days
It's not too late! You've still got time to plant one of summer's most beloved treats—watermelon. 'Shiny Boy' melon, an All-...
Soil Testing Has Never Been Easier
May 07, 2012
Soil Testing Has Never Been Easier
Putting plants in garden beds without knowing anything about the soil is a little like making a casserole and then trying to bake it in the dishwasher...
Less Planting, More Butterhead Lettuce!
April 30, 2012
Less Planting, More Butterhead Lettuce!
Butterhead lettuce is the darling of early summer salads. Tossed with a light dressing and topped with fresh herbs and veggies, it's an irresistible t...
Show Us Your Garden!
February 28, 2012
Show Us Your Garden!
Gardeners are showoffs—in the best sense of the word! We love to share our bounty, whether it's food or flower, with friends and family. ...
Grow Delicious Blueberries
April 22, 2011
Grow Delicious Blueberries
Blueberries usually come with a premium price at the grocery store. But you can beat that price by growing your own. ...
A Fun Kit to Get Kids Gardening
March 31, 2011
A Fun Kit to Get Kids Gardening
Kids don't always want to eat their vegetables—unless they grow them themselves. The American Gardening Association says 98 percent of kids who grow t...
Delicious Recipes for Your Garden Harvest
March 28, 2011
Delicious Recipes for Your Garden Harvest
There's nothing more fun than growing fresh herbs, vegetables, and fruits in your garden. But being stuck with a fridge full of edibles and not knowin...
No Tools Needed for This Raised Bed
March 24, 2011
No Tools Needed for This Raised Bed
Gardeners love raised beds for so many reasons: they solve the problem of poor soil conditions, they make it easy to grow a lot of veggies efficiently...
Don't Wait for Summer to Grow  Your Own Fresh Herbs
March 21, 2011
Don't Wait for Summer to Grow Your Own Fresh Herbs
Nothing beats the flavor of fresh herbs from your garden—except maybe fresh herbs growing on your kitchen windowsill. ...
Take Container Gardening to New Heights
March 10, 2011
Take Container Gardening to New Heights
Do you ever wish for more space in your garden? Most of us do. Wouldn't it be great if we could get that extra space without sacrificing other plants ...
Check Out These Funky Little Potted Herbs
February 24, 2011
Check Out These Funky Little Potted Herbs
If you're craving the tastes of a summer garden in the middle of winter, we've come across a delicious solution. These sup...
Veggies on Wheels
February 17, 2011
Veggies on Wheels
Some lucky gardeners are blessed with large sunny lots with perfect soil where they can plant row upon row of delicious veggies. But the rest of us st...
Grow Herbs Indoors Without Soil
January 27, 2011
Grow Herbs Indoors Without Soil
If you're a veggie gardener, you know how long the winter seems without some of those fresh veggies and herbs straight from the garden. ...
2011: The Year of Tomatoes and Zinnias
January 10, 2011
2011: The Year of Tomatoes and Zinnias
We love tomatoes and we love zinnias. And we think a celebration is in order, as they've both been honored as crops of the year for 2011. ...

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