Easy Home Soil Tests Every Gardener Should Be Doing

My family and I recently moved to a new house with plenty of gardens. In the past, I’ve been so eager to get shrubs and flowers into the ground that I never even stopped to think about the soil and how its condition would impact the plants. I’ve learned...

Elegant Stems Grace Ottawa During Breathtaking Canadian Tulip Festival

Tulips are one of the very first signs that spring has sprung, so what better way to celebrate the gardening season’s return than by attending the Canadian Tulip Festival? This time of year, the nation’s capital of Ottawa is home to sprawling garden beds...

US Government Finally Studying How Toxic Popular Weed Killers Really Are

All-natural and homemade herbicides are starting to look really good. A study by US government researchers has found popular weed-killing products might be more dangerous to human cells than the active ingredient is by itself.   The ingredient in question...

People Living In Small Spaces Can Make A Big Difference With Compost

Think composting is reserved for people who have sprawling gardens and large yards? Think again. The breakdown of organic materials into finished compost is a complex process, but the act of actually making it doesn’t have to be. And you don’t need a lot...

Healthy Soil, Healthy People: Why Composting Food Waste Is So Important

Every year, a third of the food we produce is wasted. That alone is a travesty, but what's even worse, is the wasted food often ends up in landfills, where without proper airflow, it decomposes and emits methane into the atmosphere. One of the most...

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Soil Tests
Easy Home Soil Tests Every Gardener Should Be Doing
My family and I recently moved to a new house with plenty of gardens. In the past, I’ve been so eager to get shrubs and flowers into the ground that I never even stopped to think about the soil and how its condition would impact the plants. I’ve learned...
Flavor
Putting Flavor And Nutrition First; Chefs and Seed Breeders Grow Together
How many times have you eaten something bland and just shrugged it off? It’s a funny thing; we seem to be very forgiving of foods that fail to impress our taste buds. Flavor is something we should all be concerned about. Shouldn’t we, the consumer, demand...
Cilantro
Are you a cilantro hater or lover? What your taste buds are telling you
How could anyone hate cilantro? Mexican food isn't complete without it, nor are certain dishes from other parts of the world. To me, fresh cilantro tastes somewhat citrusy... kind of like parsley dressed with lemon-lime. But if I want to share fresh salsa...
government grants
Hydroponic Help: Government Grants For Farmers Making The Switch
We love hearing from our readers, and just recently, we got a great question about what kind of government support there is for people looking to start farming with hydroponics. This is such a timely topic! The world’s population is currently at 7.6...
hydroponic gardening
New To Hydroponic Gardening? What Beginners Need to Know
Hydroponics is a technique used to grow plants in a nutrient-rich, water-based solution. There is no soil involved; instead, the root systems of the plants are supported in inert mediums like vermiculite, moss, perlite, peat, Rockwool or clay pellets. The...
Container Farming
The Many Advantages To Freight Container Farming
It wasn’t too long ago when freight container farming captured the world’s attention. It was more of an upcycling concept, and if memory serves correctly, first came to life in Scandinavia in 2012. The following year, Kate Hoffman brought the style to...
Weed Killers
US Government Finally Studying How Toxic Popular Weed Killers Really Are
All-natural and homemade herbicides are starting to look really good. A study by US government researchers has found popular weed-killing products might be more dangerous to human cells than the active ingredient is by itself.   The ingredient in question...
Plogging
Plogging: Swedish Fitness Trend Good For The Body And The Environment
Want a full-body workout that combines cardio, weights, squats, lunges and some hopping? Better yet, want to work on your bod while also beautifying your community? “Plogging” is where it’s at, people. All you need is your runners, a bag to collect...
social prescribing
Therapeutic Gardening? Social Prescribing Movement Sweeps Across UK
Instead of filling out prescriptions, many UK doctors are telling patients with mild depression and anxiety to grab a set of garden tools. A new movement called “social prescribing” is gaining popularity, and it’s based on the knowledge that not all of...
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Composting in small spaces
People Living In Small Spaces Can Make A Big Difference With Compost
Think composting is reserved for people who have sprawling gardens and large yards? Think again. The breakdown of organic materials into finished compost is a complex process, but the act of actually making it doesn’t have to be. And you don’t need a lot...
design trends
Give Your Garden A Fresh Look With This Season’s Top Design Trends
It's a new year and that means it's time to freshen up the look of your garden. Whether your garden is purely ornamental, or a sustainable mix of edibles, taking the time to style this space just as you would your home is very rewarding. Your garden should...
microplastics
Not As Clean As You Think: Microplastics Found in Bottled Water
There’s good news, and there’s bad news. The good news is, we drink water more than anything else today; we look to nature to quench our thirst over carbonated beverages. The health benefits of ditching sugary drinks for water are endless; doing so can...
Composting Food
Healthy Soil, Healthy People: Why Composting Food Waste Is So Important
Every year, a third of the food we produce is wasted. That alone is a travesty, but what's even worse, is the wasted food often ends up in landfills, where without proper airflow, it decomposes and emits methane into the atmosphere. One of the most...
Weeds
Leave Those Weeds Alone! Why Every Garden Should Have Them
It’s National Gardening Week in the UK, a time to celebrate all the beauty gardens bring to our communities and yards, and to encourage more people to take part in this wonderful outdoor activity. Typically, we associate gorgeous flowers, shrubs, and...
What Are Seeds?
Seeds are amazing storage containers that allow a plant to travel through space and time. Inside each protective casing is a tiny plant held in status until it is exposed to conditions that initiate development and growth, along with some...
wildlife
Do Your Part! Tips For Wildlife Conservation In The Garden
Here’s a scary thought: declining populations of pollinators is putting the existence of certain plants in jeopardy. In the U.S., the list of endangered pollinators includes two types of insects, four kinds of bats, 16 different birds, and 25 butterfly,...
Build a Rain Garden
Drainage Woes, Be Gone: How To Build A Rain Garden
If you’re looking for a way to solve drainage problems in your yard, look no further than a rain garden. It’s a good-looking, effective way to manage soggy ground, and also protects our lakes, streams and wetlands from polluting water runoff. Rain gardens...
Rain gardens
Rain Gardens: Drainage Solution That’s Easy On The Eyes
Is poor drainage in your yard causing you to get some serious wear and tear out of your billy boots? Introducing the rain garden! It’ll drink up the excess water surrounding your house, and it’s easy on the eyes too. Many of us have tried to solve the...
Canadian Tulip Festival
Elegant Stems Grace Ottawa During Breathtaking Canadian Tulip Festival
Tulips are one of the very first signs that spring has sprung, so what better way to celebrate the gardening season’s return than by attending the Canadian Tulip Festival? This time of year, the nation’s capital of Ottawa is home to sprawling garden beds...
plastic pollution
Saving The Oceans: The UK Takes On Plastic Pollution With Straw Ban
At the end of February, a lifeless sperm whale washed ashore on a beach in southern Spain. His stomach was full of 64 pounds of plastic waste he had mistaken for food. Unable to digest the plastic bags and water bottles, scientists say his stomach...
4/20
4/20 Buzz: Mary Jane Constantly Making News Headlines
Marijuana’s high holiday is upon us, and this year, a changing global culture means there’s a little bit more to celebrate on 4/20. Not a day goes by where pot doesn’t make the headlines; recreational marijuana, after all, is on track to becoming legal in...

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Garden Culture is a print magazine. Published bimonthly by 325 Media, Inc., and distributed in eight countries on three continents. The only magazine in the world dedicated to the art of growing food. We focus on growing in a challenging location, urban gardening, progressive growing techniques, and today's social issues. Grow your own - no matter where you live. Truly local. Beyond fresh. Available in hard copy at progressive garden shops, and in digital versions online.