Is it possible to have a bush-fire resistant garden?
Australia has always had fires. They come with the territory....
How to Protect Your Garden Against Heat Stress
Blistering temperatures above typical summer averages drive us indoors –...
How to Manage a Bee House for Your Garden
When properly managed, bee houses are the perfect habitat for...
How to Grow Rosemary in Containers
With a bit of tenacity and tender care, you can...
Growing Basil from Seed
People have treasured the unique taste of basil leaves for...
How to Grow Sugar Snap Peas from Seed
Home-grown sugar snaps are much sweeter, more succulent, and far...
Here’s the Proper Way to Water Succulents
Because succulents have adapted to harsh, dry climates, they have...
Growing Cauliflowers in Containers
The cauliflower is a wide, girthy plant, but its roots...
The Right Way to Water Your Plants
Watering doesn’t have to be an exact science. But proper...
Crop Rotation 101: What it is and Why You Need to Know
Planting the same thing in the same place year after...

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Grow Your Own Horseradish

We grate it onto coleslaw or use it as a main ingredient in a fiery sauce that traditionally accompanies roast beef. Here’s how to gvrow your own horseradish.

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Grow Your Own French Tarragon

Unlike those overbearing herbs that dominate whatever dish they touch, French tarragon is a gentle mediator of flavors. Here is how you grow this aromatic herb in your backyard.


How to Grow Bulb Fennel

We are right now approaching a distinct juncture in the gardening calendar. If you happen to live in the Northern Hemisphere, then May and June

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Grow Your Own Bog Garden

If you have a leaky pond or a perennially wet patch in your backyard, you can convert it into a child-safe bog garden. Here’s how.

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Tips on Planting in Summer

Planting is not confined to spring and fall. You may have sound reasons for sowing seed in summer. Here is how.


Grow Your Own Lavender

The ancient Greeks used lavender to fight insomnia and back aches. Mary is said to have washed the feet of Jesus with lavender ointment. Here’s how to grow lavender in your backyard.

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7 Flowers to Plant this Summer

The flowers of late summer and autumn are particularly gorgeous. Here are seven flowers to plant in your summer garden.

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Cleaning Outdoor Furniture

No gardener worth his salt will allow his guests to sit on a grimy patio chair or eat newly-harvested vegetables at a dirty table.

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