Gardening in the shade presents special challenges, but plenty of beautiful annual flowers for the shade exist that can help liven up a shady bed, border or container.
These kid-size crops can be grown in raised beds or containers. They’re chosen to inspire young imaginations, promote nutrition and spark the desire to learn more about gardening.
Do you know which types of tomatoes are best for your vegetable garden? Here are the differences between indeterminate, determinate and dwarf varieties.
You can grow most vegetables in pots, but few as easily as peppers. Though any variety will succeed, these peppers for patio pots are the best ones—flavorful, fun and productive.
Don’t let weeding get the best of you this year. New strategies you can add to your arsenal include row orientation, living mulch and abrasive weeding.
Squash is fairly easy to grow, it produces a lot and is versatile in the kitchen. But is it better to start squash from seed or transplants? Here are the pros and cons of each.
A recent Twitter exchange involved several definitions of “real” farmers. It showed me that some people obviously don’t understand what we do or why.
How do you know which are the best edible flowers for your garden? Here are 5 favorites that make delightful additions to salads, sandwiches and desserts.
Environmental factors, contamination and plain bad luck are among the things that make mushrooms fail. Here are ways to determine the source of the problem.
Starting your own seeds is a fun and inexpensive way to grow plants, but it has its difficulties. Here are 5 seed-starting problems and ways to solve them.