9 Greens to Grow Indoors This Winter

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.

Carrots and Leeks: Ideal Garden (and Soup) Companions

Many garden companion plants also work well together in the kitchen. Here's why carrots and leeks grow (and simmer) well together.

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Compost Tea: How to Brew It and Use It in Your Garden

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.

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Light-Dependent Germination

Are you struggling with starting plants from seeds? Many require direct sunlight to shake them awake and tell them to get growing already.

13 Black Vegetables for a Gothic Garden

Believe it or not, goths love to grow food too! Here are 13 beautiful, delicious black vegetables to grow in your own garden of spooky delights.

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Seeds n’ Soils: Choose the Right Combination!

It's important to determine what type of soil your plants need, so you can give them optimal growing conditions from day one.

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Bored of the Usual Greens? Try These 12 Vegetables This Spring!

Would you like to explore something new in this year's garden? Trying some of these ancient and unusual greens!

Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel

Potatoes are incredibly easy to grow in containers, and can feed you and your family year-round.