Use this simple tutorial to grow an apple tree using the seeds found in fruit from the grocery store. It's an excellent beginner project for anyone wanting to try simple plant propagation. Want to … [Read more...]
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Today we’re talking about how to grow asparagus from crowns and how long it takes to have your first harvest. The crowns include roots and do not look like the part of the plant you eat. I’ll show you … [Read more...]
Winter sowing is a seed starting method that makes use of outdoor conditions (cold weather and sunshine) to germinate seeds. Grab a milk jug or other container and let's get started. If you would … [Read more...]
There are many trees and shrubs to prune in late winter while the plants are still dormant and before the warmer weather returns. I’ve included a list of winter plants to prune you can … [Read more...]
Do carrots really love tomatoes? We've been hearing companion planting advice for years and at last the new book Plant Partners by Jessica Walliser looks at the research to understand which plant … [Read more...]
Take the stress out of vegetable gardening with this weekly plan for sowing seeds indoors and outdoors from spring to fall. With some simple organization you can ensure your veggie garden is timed … [Read more...]
We know composting is good for the garden and the environment but did you know you can save food scraps for composting all year-round—even in a cold climate? Composting in winter is simple and takes … [Read more...]