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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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 …

How To Grow Potatoes In Containers And Buckets

There’s nothing like the taste of a freshly harvested potato! It’s unlike anything you’ll get at the stores. And guess …

How To Be A Plant Whisperer

Sometimes we spend too much time and money on activities for little reward. One thing we should all be doing more of is spending time with our plants. 

Plants have an incredible knack of giving back what you have put in. Spend as little time with your plants as you can, and they will present you with pest, disease, and deficiency issues throughout their lives.

Looking For Seeds And Can’t Find Any? No Need To Panic

First, it was hand sanitizer. Then toilet paper. Then canned goods and other grocery items. Whether it was hoarding, not …

Growing Purple Fruits And Vegetables In The Garden

The color purple is said to evoke many emotions, among them, peace, pride, creativity, and magic. It isn’t as common …

Growing A Rainbow In The Garden For Health And Happiness

Driving through the deserted streets of my neighborhood the other day, I noticed pictures of colorful rainbows hanging in the …

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