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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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Budget-Friendly Ways To Grow Food

Are your grocery bills getting bigger? You’re not alone. Global food prices are on the rise as producers continue to …

It’s Harvest Time! The Best Time To Pull Tomatoes From Their Vines

We’re in peak tomato season, with many plants reaching maturity now. After nurturing our babies throughout the growing season, many …

Nature’s Happy Little Accidents: Plant Mutations And Abominations

If you’ve seen one geranium, you’ve seen them all. Pumping your cultivar with extra nutrition to gain mass isn’t doing …

Grow Lavender For Its Many Wonderful Medicinal Properties

Lavender is often associated with scented candles that encourage restful moods and relaxation. But these beautiful purple flowers are good …

Hell No To Nasty H20! Water Quality And Garden Plants

“Water water everywhere but not a drop to drink,” the rhyme of the Old Mariner reads, coined because out at …

Hugelkultur Gardens: No-Dig, Less Work, And Great Yields

Are you looking for a gardening method with no back-breaking work or expensive inputs? Then look no further than Hugelkultur! …

Growing Herbs In A Spiral Guided By The Sun

Adding fresh herbs from the garden to any dish elevates its flavor level. But growing these tasty plants can be …

Tight On Space? Try These Small Food Garden Solutions

Urban food gardeners are often challenged by confined spaces with limited options for growing edibles. Many people have to juggle …

How Gardeners Everywhere Can Celebrate Garden Days 2022

You don’t need an excuse to get out and spend some time with your plants, but in case you haven’t …

How To Make A Vegetable Spiral Garden

Three-dimensional planting is the perfect solution for a small garden. Growing ‘up’ creates more planting surface and, ultimately, more yield …

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 …

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