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How to Be Successful with Raised Garden Beds

How to Be Successful with Raised Garden Beds - getting the most out of this great gardening style -

If you’re new to gardening with raised beds, we have tips for how to use them most effectively this season.

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Straightforward Tips for Soil Improvement

Straightforward Tips for Soil Improvement - richer soil means better plants -

Good soil is essential for healthy plants. If your yard’s soil is less than perfect, you can improve it by digging in fresh materials to make up for what it lacks. But which materials should you add? This article describes seven of the most useful natural soil improvers.

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Days to Maturity for Vegetables: What It Means

Days to Maturity for Vegetables: What It Means - how to calculate days to harvest -

Plant maturity on seed packets and labels tells you the number of days it takes from planting to harvest. But this can be confusing because the number doesn’t explain how to calculate the days to maturity. Once you understand what days to maturity means, you’ll be a better gardener.

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Tips for Using Your Frozen Produce

Tips for Using Your Frozen Produce - enjoy your harvest year-round -

For those of you who froze some of last summer’s fruits and vegetables, we have cooking tips. Get the most out of your preserved produce!

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Decorate Eggs Using Plants and Natural Dyes

Decorate Eggs Using Plants and Natural Dyes - fun DIY project for all ages -

An entirely unique and completely natural way to dye eggs! Combine inks made from vegetables and bits of flora found in your yard to decorate eggs.

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What Should I Do in the Garden in April?

What Should I Do in the Garden in April? - monthly garden maintenance calendar -

There are things to plant and do! Our garden guide suggests 12 tasks you can do in April to start your flower and vegetable gardens.

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How to Successfully Move Plants to a New Home

How to Successfully Move Plants to a New Home - best way to pack and take your plants -

Indoor and outdoor plants give color and warmth to your home. Taking them with you when you move is like taking along old friends. With the proper planning, your plants will have your new space feeling like home in no time.

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Tips for Growing Sweet Peas

Tips for Growing Sweet Peas - wonderful flowers & fragrance -

Sweet peas are a charming flower that are best grown in an area where springs and summers are cool. Modern sweet peas have beautiful large flowers that often lack the sweet scent that gave sweet peas their name. You can plant heritage varieties that are strongly scented, as well as the modern varieties that have showy blossoms in a wide array of colors.

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6 Signs of Potentially Hazardous Trees

6 Signs of Potentially Hazardous Trees - assess the risk of your tree -

Find out what symptoms show a tree might be a safety hazard. Checking the trees in your yard means you have a better chance of preserving them.

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Grow Light Guidelines for Getting Seeds Started

Grow Light Guidelines for Getting Seeds Started - tips for setting up lights for seedlings -

You don’t have to wait for the cold days of winter to pass before jumping into spring gardening. Start your seeds indoors to get a jump-start on the growing season. This article explains the pros and cons of using grow lights to start your plant seedlings. It also provides advice on the various light bulb types and proper spacing.

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