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 […]

Transplants: Vegetable Planting Guide to Seedlings

Excerpt from the Popular Garden Series magabook Vegetable Gardens with permission from its publisher, BowTie magazines, a division of BowTie Inc. Purchase Vegetable Gardens here. While growing vegetables from seeds can be especially rewarding, transplants might be the best option for most new gardeners. “If you’re a first-time gardener, I suggest you plant transplants — also […]

Heirloom Vegetable Seeds for Your Garden

Excerpt from the Popular Garden Series magabook Vegetable Gardens with permission from its publisher, BowTie magazines, a division of BowTie Inc. Purchase Vegetable Gardens here. Heirloom seeds offer global diversity among vegetable varieties and provide opportunities for some gardening fun. Here are some interesting heirloom vegetable seed varieties to try. Moon & Stars watermelons are named […]

Cyn's letter to Santa Claus

A Farmer’s Letter To Santa

My yearly Christmas letter to Santa includes lots of tools, garden labor and, yes, chicken diapers.