Nothing says summer like a freshly picked ear of homegrown sweet corn. Growing backyard corn isn't difficult, and although corn takes up a bit of space Read more . . .
The Coast of Maine family of organic gardening products offer a unique blend of compost-based soil mixes Read more . . .
Pepitas are the nutritous edible seeds from thinner-skinned hulless pumpkins. The difference between pumpkin seeds and pepita seeds is the Read more . . .
Quinoa is native to the Andes mountains of Bolivia and prefers warm days and cool nights, so the quinoa grew well in our Zone 5a climate Read more . . .
This is our second year growing stinging nettle and we're more convinced than ever that growing nettle in containers is the best way to grow this Read more . . .
This was our first year growing garlic and it has now earned a permanent place in our garden. The garlic was easy to grow, wasn't Read more . . .
We've grown fresh green beans before, but this year we decided to try growing dry beans. Dry beans are grown just like regular green beans except Read more . . .
Artichokes were very high on our list of crops to grow but had heard they were a bit difficult. Turns out they weren't any trouble at all. They do take up quite Read more . . .
Cover crops offer the same advantages to backyard home gardeners with raised beds as they do to farmers with large acreage and Read more . . .
Stinging nettle bites, stings and burns, but the plant has so many redeeming and useful qualities it's usually forgiven for being difficult. Nettle is Read more . . .
Figuring out when to harvest homegrown garlic isn't easy, especially for beginning gardeners. Most books say to harvest garlic when 30% of the Read more . . .
Soil blocks have been around for a number of years and are a great alternative to using plastic cell packs. Once you buy the soil blocker the Read more . . .
Buying property is a big investment and if you hope to have a productive farm or garden on that property it's a good idea to find out about the Read more . . .
Jiffy peat pellets have been around for decades and offer an alternative to soil blocks and cell packs for growing seedling transplants Read more . . .
Matt's has proven to be one tough little tomato plant and should be the official tomato of the USPS ("Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of Read more . . .
Potatoes are easy to grow and adapt well to container gardening so you don't need a huge amount of space. One potato half will return eight to Read more . . .
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