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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.

173 articles

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. …

How To Encourage Pollination Inside A Greenhouse

We know pollination is essential to the success of our harvests, but what if your plants are inside a greenhouse? …

Making Urban Agriculture More Accessible With Table Gardens

In North America, about 85% of people live in urban areas. Since many of them are in condos or apartments …

Why Everyone Should Celebrate Plant A Vegetable Garden Day

Just to let you know: May 18th was “no dirty dishes day,” and May 27th is “sunscreen day.” While I …

Garden Tea Party: Give Your Seedlings And Roses A Boost With This Easy Alfalfa Tea

We all want the best for our seedlings, right? If you’re looking to give your babies a growth-enhancing nitrogen boost, …

Neighborhood Arcs: Garden Farming and Resiliency

A daydream I recently had included small garden farms every half dozen houses or so on my long country road, …

Calling All First-Time Gardeners: Q&A with Jessica Sowards

The gardening world has experienced a significant boom since COVID-19 swept across the globe last spring. Everyone is looking for …

Not Just A Sweet Treat: The Medicinal Benefits Of Wild Raspberries

A few scratches on our hands and forearms are worth it when enjoying sweet and juicy wild raspberries. Incredibly fragrant …

Cold-Tolerant Veggies To Grow In Your Spring Garden

Several vegetables such as Swiss chard, beets, bok choy, carrots, spinach, kale, lettuce, leeks, snow peas, and radishes are renowned …

Plant A Seed Day 2021: One Seed Can Offer Abundant Harvests

March 20th, 2021, isn’t just the first day of spring. It’s also the third annual Plant A Seed Day. Launched …

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