5 Herbs for Kitchen Gardens

There’s a reason why herb gardens are often called ‘kitchen’ gardens. Firstly, they can be grown right in your kitchen, indoors, any time of year! And secondly, it seems natural for cooks and gardeners to want to grow the freshest plants possible for their culinary experience. The best part is …

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Homegrown Lettuce

Flavor, Freshness, and Food Safety Have you dreamed of growing gourmet salad greens in your home garden? It’s easier than you may think to grow lettuces, mesclun mixes, and other edible leaves such as chervil, arugula, and endive. Benefits Galore Growing your own salad greens is a real treat, and …

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Sifting Through the Soil

A Simple Soil Science Test You can help your soil support your plants, flowers, trees, shrubs, and lawns by learning what it is made of. Testing your soil involves a simple do-at-home science experience that you can complete in an afternoon. Like many gardeners, I tend to focus my efforts …

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Mulch Matters

The Benefits of Gardening with Mulch One of the easiest ways to ensure success in your garden, especially a vegetable garden, is to incorporate mulching into your garden preparations. This doesn’t have to break the bank, but it will provide you dividends in the abundance of vegetables you will harvest …

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Creating a Bee-Friendly Garden

DIY: A Few Simple Homemade Devices Can Go a Long Way Have you noticed a dearth of pollinators in your garden of late? Honeybee numbers are declining due to several factors, and it’s finally starting to make headlines. The loss of bee colonies has far-reaching consequences that go well beyond …

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Easy-to-Grow Indoor Plants That Thrive

Growing plants indoors can be beneficial to both body and mind. Normal plant processes include absorbing CO2 and releasing moisture into the air. Physically, both of these functions can be beneficial in a stuffy office environment. Humans breathe in air, absorb O2, and exhale CO2, while plants will do the …

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