Try these gardening tips for soil pH, soil temperature, seed-starting, spacing and more to start a homestead vegetable garden.
All you need to know about growing blueberry bushes, from varieties and propagation, to planting, caring, harvesting and preserving (with jam recipe).
For a healthy, thriving garden, consult this companion planting guide when you're deciding what seeds to put where. Originally published as "An In Depth Plant Companionship Chart" in the May/June 1981 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
Companion planting is the practice of grouping plants together that have beneficial relationships. This quick guide will describe the basics surrounding the practice of companion planting.
Composting in winter is a from of garden planning. Here are tips for compost timing, ratios, warmth and moisture during the coldest months of the year.
Utilize a seed inventory to keep track of the seeds you've saved and to save money. I track replenishment, seed expiration dates, harvest dates and more.
Luffas are fun, rewarding and a great conversation starter. Learn how to grow your own shower or kitchen sponge!
Forget about your ho-hum garden on the ground and reach for the sun with our vertical garden of trellised tomatoes, squash and cucumbers.
At MOTHER EARTH NEWS for 50 years and counting, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).
You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.