Bringing Back the Victory Garden
The War Food Administration restarted efforts to encourage gardening with the National Victory Garden Program established by US Agriculture Secretary Claude Wickard.
Conserving Water with Rain Barrels
By simply constructing and installing a rain barrel, you can aid in the conservation of this resource.
Growing Blueberries for Beginners
Blueberry plants are perennials, so once an initial investment is made, they will keep producing for years if properly cared for and maintained.
Growing Broccoli for Beginners
Broccoli is an easy vegetable to grow and packs a punch of nutrition!
Growing Grapes for Beginners
Grapes can be enjoyed as table grapes or processed into products, such as jellies, juice, wine and raisins.
Growing Strawberries for Beginners
As perennial plants, strawberries can be grown in the home garden, raised beds, high tunnels, containers or hanging baskets.
Growing Sunflowers for Beginners
Sunflowers are a beautiful and versatile addition to any garden. They are one of the few crops that will meet both your ornamental and oilseed production needs.
Herb Gardening for Beginners
An herb is a plant that is typically used for its fragrance or culinary value. Herbs offer a variety of leaf textures, shapes and scents to garden beds or can be grown indoors for continuous production.
Insects In The Garden
In order to know when pest damage is present, it’s critical to recognize what a healthy plant looks like.
Low Tunnels For Beginners
Low tunnels are temporary structures that are approximately 4 feet tall and 3 to 6 feet wide.
Planning Your Garden
Growing a garden can be a relaxing hobby and is an excellent way to provide food for your family.
Setting Up A Garden
In these times of staying at home, growing your own food is seeing a surge in popularity. For the inexperienced gardener, selecting a proper site is the most important first step.
Soil Testing for Beginning Gardeners
Soil testing determines the extractable soil phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg) as well as the soil acidity reflected as pH.
Understanding Your Seed Catalog
Nothing can put pep in a gardener’s step like receiving seed catalogs after the holidays are over and cabin fever has set in. This guide will help you navigate your seed catalog and get your garden off to a good start.
Using Transplants in the Garden
To have a productive garden, transplants are used for many common vegetables. While some crops can be grown from direct seeding, there are several advantages to using transplants.
Variety Selection for the Home Garden
Selecting proper varieties for your garden is a crucial part of preparing for the growing season.