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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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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 …

Garden, Time, Observation: Three Keys To Successful Cannabis Breeding

Cannabis breeding allows home growers to create prized varieties that can sell for up to $10,000 or more per plant. …

Three Easy Ways To Preserve Fresh Herbs For The Winter

From basil, oregano, and thyme, to mint, rosemary, and chives, herb gardens offer many health benefits and are a great …

How To Grow Perfect Pumpkins In Containers

Many gardeners shy away from growing pumpkins because they take up so much real estate. What goes into the ground …

Medicinal Weeds: The Many Benefits Of Wild Violets

Wild violets are some of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, covering lawns with tiny lilac and white …

How To Grow Vintage Veggies At Home

Do you dream about your grandmother’s vegetable garden? If you are a lover of all things vintage, then consider growing ancient fruits and vegetables! These old cultivars will add pops of color to the unique, farm-fresh meals you cook.

How To Prune And Stake Zucchini Plants

A zucchini plant is a lazy gardener’s crop. For very little work, the payout (AKA the yield) is enormous, and …

Plants You Can Grow In Just Water

Do you have a container and some water? Great. You now have pretty much all you need to start growing …

An Expert Guide To Growing Food In Small Spaces

With more people concerned about their health and food security, many are now prioritizing growing a food garden in urban spaces. There’s increased interest in small space gardening for many reasons: to be more self-reliant and sustainable, have greater control over the source and quality of food, and reliable access to fresh ingredients. 

Medicinal Weeds: The Many Virtues Of Mullein

You almost can’t miss it; mullein, or Verbascum Thapsus, is a lovely plant with yellow spikes as flowers that can grow up to seven feet tall! The bi-annual weed begins its life cycle as a low-growing rosette with fuzzy, felt-like leaves. Quite the transformation! 

Gardeners And Artists Have Much In Common

Sometimes, I feel like being a gardener is much like being an artist. The more I think about it, the …

Veteran Grows Medicine As Alternative To Prescription Drugs

To any person walking by, Steve walks and talks normally. But those people cannot see the scars that he carries …

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