For those gardeners who wish to grow year-round longtime MOTHER EARTH NEWS Contributing Editor and home-energy expert Dan Chiras has a solution for you: the Chinese greenhouse. Typically earth-banked into a hillside or girded by mounded earth, Chinese greenhouses bring many principles of passive-solar design into the greenhouse in order to grow using 100-percent solar radiation.
Which rumors about this hard-to-find corn are true or false? Learn how 'Hastings Prolific' heirloom dent corn really grows.
Learn to grow sorghum on a small scale. Part 1 will cover growing and harvesting. Part 2 will cover our method of juicing and ideas on marketing.
Our travails continue with the head-on collision of our aesthetics and the Village Council. Read this blog post to discover more about how personal opinion tries to trump Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms.
Limited space? You can still enjoy a bountiful garden!
Gardening is, at its heart, an Art and a Mystery, as well as a science. There are things we can know, and control, and things that we cannot. And I am constantly learning the difference. There are always crops which keep me humble, which raise questions of timing, fertilization, and care, which do not come out as I intended. One year it was beans, another year, winter squash. My 'Russian Banana' fingerling potatoes were the crop this year.
Everyone loves a winner. Here are my secrets to receiving those first-place ribbons for homegrown produce at your local county fair.
Take your next camping or hiking trip to a new level by growing microgreens while you are enjoying the great outdoors. Microgreens are a power-packed specialty food increasing in popularity across the globe.