It's said that necessity is the mother of invention, but it's also incentive to do some research about which vegetables can be re-grown on a countertop. It's really quite startling to see just how much can be grown from leftover scraps: all you need is water, and a sunny spot to place the plants, and within a week or two you'll have a fresh batch of edibles to enjoy.
Growing up, we could rely on the exact same foods being served at Christmastime every single year. Although I could have happily done without the baked red cabbage, I always looked forward to this plum cake.
I've discovered that there are plenty of food plants that can be grown indoors during the cold half of the year, and few require any kind of special equipment.
Many garden companion plants also work well together in the kitchen. Here's why carrots and leeks grow (and simmer) well together.
How do you know when it's time to take down the garden in autumn? Let the season tell you.
I finally have a beautiful, healthy pumpkin in my garden, after months of dealing with blossom end rot.
Cultivating a relationship with the beneficial insects in your area is a vital aspect of sustainable permaculture, and offering them a habitat nearby will encourage them to stick around.
Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) isn't just great for attracting pollinators: it's invaluable for treating insect bites and skin rashes.
Some people get high tech and use a fish tank aerator for their compost tea, but I just use my stick to slosh everything around for about an hour until it's properly frothy.
Are you struggling with starting plants from seeds? Many require direct sunlight to shake them awake and tell them to get growing already.