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Grow Your Own

Whether you love flowers, fruits, veggies, herbs, or all of the above, follow our step-by-step guides to growing them organically in the comfort of your own home.

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Garden Therapy: Stop And Smell The Roses For Better Mental Health

I am always on the prowl for new ways to reduce the level of anxiety coursing through my veins. A …

The Year Of The Garden Encourages Canadians To Live Their Best Garden Lives

How much do you know about your country’s horticultural past, present, and future? The Canadian Garden Council (CGC) encourages people to …

Seasonal Spotlight: Arugula Is The Perfect Springtime Green

Spring is here, and with it comes a newfound sense of hope and a whole slew of new seasonal fruits …

Fantastic Fungi: Grow Your Own Mushrooms

Fungi are incapable of photosynthesis and feed on organic matter, forming a kingdom quite distinct from plants. Most fungi are …

My Fascination with Germination: A Grower Shares Some Tips And Tricks

After a long winter slumming it in our grow tents, ensuring the lack of humidity doesn’t kill the tropical plants …

Planting Sunflowers For Peace In Ukraine

A new movement is encouraging gardeners to plant sunflowers for peace in Ukraine. Sunflowers face east at dawn to greet …

The Catalyst for My Botanical Obsession

I’ve always been a bit of a radical personality. Whether it’s been bucking authority or playing in bands of dubious …

All You Need Is Love And Cut Flowers: How To Grow A Kindness Victory Garden

What’s the last kind thing you did for somebody? It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture; even something small …

Seasonal Spotlight: Beets A Delicious and Nutritious Cold Weather Food Crop

These days, eating seasonal foods is where it’s at. Not only will you be consuming the freshest, most flavorful produce …

How To Choose The Right Containers For Growing Food

More people than ever are learning to grow edible gardens, especially in small urban areas. With limited space, container gardens …

Ground Ivy: Medicine Beneath Your Feet

Ground ivy is a low-growing plant that covers the ground like a carpet. For that reason, it often doesn’t catch …

How To Harvest And Store Milkweed Seeds

When I was a kid, I loved opening milkweed seed pods, separating the silky white fibers, and watching them float …

Growing Pains: A Dutch Grower Takes On Giant Pumpkins

Wezep is a small village in the Veluwe area of the Netherlands. And while it may not be a big …

Celebrating National Kale Day

From World Mosquito Day and Hammock Day to International Talk Like a Pirate Day (really?), there is no shortage of …

The Sweet Taste of Winter Vegetables

In Niki Jabbour’s book “The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener,” she describes a cold frame as a bottomless box with a clear …

The Stench Of Power: Making Comfrey Tea

Imagine the stereotypical organic grower working in their garden during the summer: dungarees tucked into wellies, straw hat perched jauntily …

A Gardener’s Journey to Self-Sufficiency, Health, and Happiness

About six years ago, Liz Zorab knew that something wasn’t right. She had gained weight, her hearing and vision were …

The Dos and Donts of Reusing Substrates

Have you ever considered reusing substrates? It’s a practice that few people follow but one that can save money, time, …

The Dos and Donts of Harvesting, Curing and Storing Garlic

For many gardeners, it’s been a long time coming. After planting our garlic last fall, those beautiful and flavorful bulbs …

The Half-Hour Allotment: Thriving Gardens In Just 30 Minutes A Day

Chances are you’re a pretty busy person. And if you’re reading Garden Culture, chances are you’re interested in gardening, too. …

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