4 Cover Crops That Do Double-Duty

Cover cropping is a strategy used by many growers, both large- and small-scale, to improve the soil without the use of chemicals. Cover crops offer your garden many benefits, ranging from reduced erosion and compaction to increased fertility and soil organic matter, and different types of cover crops serve different purposes: Legumes, for example, boost […]


Grow Your Own Buckwheat

A popular cover crop and whole grain, buckwheat can be grown in your small-scale garden.

Buckwheat Pudding

Bubblegum flavors from anise hyssop flowers come through subtly in the finish of this beguiling dessert.

Japanese Pan-fried Noodles

For some spicy warmth as you wait on spring, turn your farmstead kitchen into a Japanese noodle house.