Author Angelina Williamson shares her "Wild Monastery" gardening style, with tips on how to cultivate your own via benign neglect and creative plant pairings.
If you've grown some varieties that you really love, be sure to save a bunch of their seeds, both to grow again next year, and to trade with your friends/family.
Elderberry syrup is one of the best and easiest remedies to make for the home medicine chest. Here's a tried-and-true recipe from one of our resident herbalists!
Brew up a batch of this savory, immune-boosting harvest cider with just a few simple kitchen ingredients.
Growing medicinal cannabis plants from cuttings is far more effective than growing from seed. Read on to learn how to take strong, healthy cuttings, and grow your own!
Yarrow might be considered a weed by some people, but this humble little plant is a superstar in the garden. Read on to find out why.
DIY repellents such as these can be quite effective alternatives to their more toxic counterparts, and use essential oils to fend off mosquitoes, black flies, and more.
Animal companions such as rabbits, chinchillas, and degus (as well as guinea pigs and mice) enjoy fresh produce as much as we do. Consider growing some of these tasty treats to share with your little friends.
Why am I blathering about all of this? Quite frankly, to reassure those of you who are struggling with your growing endeavours that even seasoned gardening veterans get frustrated and need to shift direction now and then.
Whether the people on your list are seasoned gardeners and herbalists or just learning the basics, we've got you covered. Here is a list of favourite books, recommended by our contributors, friends, neighbours, family members, and local farmers.