How-to

Follow these easy tips to turn your garden into a butterfly paradise.
Go back to your roots. Hank Shaw outlines what edible greens you can gather in your backyard.
Rid your pots of residue build-up.
Protecting trees and shrubs from cold temperatures
Start gardening earlier and keep on growing later in the season with a simple soil warmer you can build yourself.
Improve your soil, prevent disease, mulch your plants, and enhance your compost with this powerhouse of a plant.
Keeping a flock of backyard hens has gone from being homey to being oh-so-stylishly vogue.
Make efficient use of your space and attract beneficial insects.
Instructions for making and using compost tea.
Maximize small spaces by growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers.
Cover crops are the secret to healthier soil, fewer weeds, and more beneficial insects.
Bring the practices of Biodynamic Gardening to your own garden.
Build the perfect rotation schedule to nourish the soil and improve your crops.
Protect your precious seedlings from cutworms with homemade collars.
Keep your iris patch healthy with some late summer care.
Offer to bring the greens to your next party for an ultra-fresh toss.
Hide seeds in protective clay so they can germinate and grow into seedlings.
Step-by-step instructions for creating the deep, loose soil your plants desire.
A simple method for drying fresh herbs with your microwave.
Raising the ground's temps will give you a jump start on spring planting.
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