Thanks to cold weather, plants that can tolerate low temperatures are the top crops in the North Central Plains and Rockies.
Gardeners who aren't so limber anymore will appreciate an elevated garden made of these off-the-ground plant shelves. Originally published as "Country Lore: Gardening on the Back Porch" in the April/May 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
Get more fun out of your garden with these nine practical gardening tips.
Hollow areas in bricks or concrete blocks work very well as garden hose holders. Originally published as "Country Lore: Hold Hoses Securely" in the April/May 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
Tipi-style cones made from long poles provide an excellent platform for vertical gardening.
Productive, prolific, and tolerant of a fairly wide range of temperatures, you almost can’t go wrong growing Swiss chard.
Cordless electric mowers are easy to use and work as well as gas mowers.
Social cachet may not be among them, but cabbage cultivation offers multiple advantages: The plant is productive, nutritious, visually appealing and easy to grow. Originally published as "Count on Cabbage" in the April/May 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.