Keeping Kids Interested in the Garden

If you're thinking about putting your kids to work in the garden, here are some tips to keep them going.

Garden Design 101 to Help You Get Started

Want to start a food garden, but don't know where to begin? Here are the first steps to take.

7 Ways to Score Free Seeds for Your Garden

Vegetable and herb seeds can be expensive, so here are 7 great resources to score FREE seeds for your garden.

How “What the World Eats” Inspired a Modern Victory Garden

Author MK Martin shares her family's plans to create a modern "Victory garden", inspired by grandparents, and global eating habits.

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Sowing Peas on St. Patrick’s Day

Did you know that throughout the United Kingdom and parts of the USA, it's considered lucky to sow peas on St. Patrick's Day? In temperate areas, the ground has thawed enough by March 17th that peas can be planted, and sowing early will ensure a bountiful spring/early summer harvest.

Regrow These Vegetables in Your Kitchen

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.

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Winter Greens: Grow Mache in Zone 9b

Mache grows in loose, low rosettes and is also known as: lamb’s lettuce, corn salad, field salad, nut salad, and Rapunzel. It’s a cool-weather crop and in zone 9b doesn’t need winter protection.

Extend Your Growing Season into Winter with Cold Frames

You don't have to stop gardening just because winter is approaching. Learn how to keep growing food with cold frames!