Tackle pest problems in organic vegetable gardens one step at a time. Start by growing healthy plants. Keep pests away with physical barriers and by growing flowers that attract insect predators and parasites, or flowers that deter the pests.
With so many tempting seed choices, how do you choose what to plant--or what not to plant? Read how I narrow planting choices.
How to design a garden to fit anybody.
Tip layering blackberries is the way to propagate most bramble crops, but it upsets lasagna layering and no-til practices. Learn how to tip root in pots for propagation of blackberries.
Repurpose your spent coffee grounds and make a potent fertilizer perfect for growing delicious, nutty oyster mushrooms.
Spring means rain showers, flowers, and a general calming of winter's bitterness. In St. Johns, Arizona, it can seem like spring is worse than winter.
Peach and apricot trees are smarter than you think. They grow easily from a discarded pit, and will teach you valuable gardening lessons in the process.
Join the Mother Earth News community garden journey as we pool our various talents and experiences while we expand our homestead horizons.
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