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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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, …

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 …

The Stench Of Power: Making Comfrey Tea

It’s easy to make but be warned; it’s stinky! Comfrey tea is the ultimate organic drink for your gardens. Follow this recipe for all of your flowering plants.

Local Growers Extended: How Porcupine Experimental Forest Farm Makes It Work

When you step onto Porcupine Experimental Forest Farm in Wentworth-North, Quebec, it’s hard to believe it was once a vacant …

Gardeners Rush To Order Their Seeds As Demand Skyrockets

Have you ordered your seeds for the upcoming growing season? If not, don’t wait any longer! Much like last spring, …

New Naturalism: Building Natural Spaces and Gardens, No Matter Where You Live

While manicured lawns and perfect gardens are the norms in cookie-cutter neighborhoods, many people want more natural-looking landscapes these days. …

Top Garden Trends For 2021

The year 2020 has been one like no other. But one of the positives to come from these past months …

Get Cozy Over The Holidays: Great Gardening Books

The holidays are for relaxing at home and getting cozy. With the way things are going in our world, we …

Edible Landscape Movement Builds Food Security And Community

When the coronavirus pandemic forced the world into lockdown last spring, a wave of anxiety came over Linda McDonald of …

How To Grow A Thanksgiving Herb Garden

What’s your favorite part of a Thanksgiving feast? Whether it be the turkey, the stuffing, or the mashed potatoes, nobody …

How To Grow Garlic In Northern Climates

Full disclosure: I don’t mind reeking of garlic. I cook with it daily and love it for its flavor and …

Plants That Grow In A Winter Garden

For many people, the coming of winter means the end of the gardening season. Time to mulch the beds, cover …

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