Rats will fatten themselves on seeds, vegetables, bulbs, nuts, fruit, and – if you are very lucky – even flowers in your garden. Here are 8 safe ways to keep the vermin out.
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…
Raising chickens in your backyard is at once fun and rewarding. Not only do they enjoy the space, but they can also help out in the garden!
You want to eat more organic food, but going organic is expensive: one look at the grocery store receipt can make you think twice. The good news is, that doesn’t have to stop you from eating healthier.
A mini-meadow is essentially an area that gardeners have restored to the charge of nature. In these small plots, woodland violets, spring beauties, daisy fleabanes, and dandelions take precedence over Kentucky bluegrass and Zoysia. And for good reason.
While some gardeners may be blessed with excellent soil, most of us garden with soil that is far less than perfect. But turning poor soil into a rich, vigorous foundation for your garden is not difficult, once you understand the basics of soil care.
Those tiny black bugs that find their way into your home with your plants in winter are called fungus gnats. Here's how to get rid of them. (Photo: John Tann/Wikimedia Commons)
Mother Nature doesn’t use a spade. That is why 'no-till' or 'no-dig' gardening is gaining popularity among so many gardeners across the world.
Insects are responsible for one out of every three bites of food. But because they are inconspicuous, small, and hard to track, the fear that there might be far fewer than before comes gradually.
Mulch keeps the soil moist, keeps weeds at bay, and helps produce healthier plants that require less maintenance.