By Ashley Baxter and Hey Monty! Do you know that your kitchen scraps and the compost bin at the bottom of your yard can help save the world? Want to know how? Our planet is warming, our population continues to explode at an exponential rate and we’re depleting our soils faster than nature can replenish […]
Ginger is a highly favored plant both in the garden and in the kitchen. In fact, it’s one of the most widely cultivated crops in the world, famed for its many uses. Aside from its general use as a spice, ginger can also be candied, dried, and even turned into powder. The magic of ginger […]
Making our gardens more attractive to birds, mammals, and other creatures does not require a lot of work.
A backyard submitted to weeds and wildflowers makes more practical sense than a manicured lawn. Here are seven reasons why.
Planting a pest resistant garden… Right now, there are gardeners all around the world, tending their vegetables. But for who? Depending on where you are, are you also sharing your crop with possums, rabbits, mice or deer? Then there are the aphids, caterpillars, gnats and flies who also appreciate your lush annuals, perennials, vegetables, and […]
While decline in the numbers of whales, wolves, and tigers is cause for worry, we should not forget that bee populations are also dwindling
Soil that has become compacted is not only harder to work, it can also discourage beneficial organisms from your garden. Even worse, plants do not grow well in compacted dirt.
Gardeners know all too well that not all flora is welcome in one’s backyard. But how exactly should you remove poison ivy from your garden?
Making your own compost is actually easier than many seem to believe. Here are the basics.
When years of gardening – or plain neglect – exhausts a soil’s nutrients, it loses the vitality required to support life. Here’s how restore depleted soil nutrients without synthetic fertilizers.