gardening

How to Welcome Helpful Insects to Your Garden

How to Welcome Helpful Insects to Your Garden

By Brian Lovett As winter phases into spring across the U.S., gardeners are laying in supplies and making plans. Meanwhile, as the weather warms, common garden insects such as bees, beetles and butterflies will emerge from underground burrows or nests within or on plants. Most gardeners know how beneficial insects can be for their plots. […]

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    What are the Best Grow Lights for Indoor Plants?

    What are the Best Grow Lights for Indoor Plants?

    Indoor grow lights can help you grow a range of indoor plants year-round. These lights work by mimicking the sun’s natural light to provide your houseplants or indoor garden with the color range they require for photosynthesis. There are plenty of options to choose from, and our review can help you determine the best grow […]

    12 Creative Ways to Cut Down on Food Waste in Your Kitchen

    12 Creative Ways to Cut Down on Food Waste in Your Kitchen

    If you’ve found yourself in the kitchen more than usual during the past year, you’re not alone. About 40% of American adults report that they are cooking more since the coronavirus struck, according to the U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2020 report. Demand for online food content and recipes has soared, and without lengthy commutes or […]

    5 Surprising Ways People Are Coping During the Pandemic

    5 Surprising Ways People Are Coping During the Pandemic

    Every year, World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10. This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, has been uniquely stressful and taxing on mental health. Still, people have found surprising ways of coping during the shutdowns and the economic crisis that have improved mental health and wellness. 1. Baking Bread When “Stay-at-Home” orders were […]

    How to Manage Plant Pests and Diseases in Your Home Garden

    How to Manage Plant Pests and Diseases in Your Home Garden

    By Matt Kasson, Brian Lovett and Carolee Bull Home gardening is having a boom year across the U.S. Whether they’re growing their own food in response to pandemic shortages or just looking for a diversion, numerous aspiring gardeners have constructed their first raised beds, and seeds are flying off suppliers’ shelves. Now that gardens are […]

    8 Gardening Tips From Indigenous Food Growers

    8 Gardening Tips From Indigenous Food Growers

    By Stephanie Woodard Many Americans are now experiencing an erratic food supply for the first time. Among COVID-19’s disruptions are bare supermarket shelves and items available yesterday but nowhere to be found today. As you seek ways to replace them, you can look to Native gardens for ideas and inspiration. “Working in a garden develops […]

    A Late Polar Vortex Could Bring Record Cold Temperatures to Northeastern U.S.

    A Late Polar Vortex Could Bring Record Cold Temperatures to Northeastern U.S.

    It will be warmer in Fairbanks, Alaska, than it will be in New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland and even Atlanta this weekend, AccuWeather predicted Wednesday. The reason? The polar vortex is heading south, bringing with it potentially record-low temperatures for May, CNBC explained. BAM Weather meteorologist Ryan Maue said that more and more scientists are […]

    The Impulse to Garden in Hard Times Has Deep Roots

    The Impulse to Garden in Hard Times Has Deep Roots

    By Jennifer Atkinson The coronavirus pandemic has set off a global gardening boom. In the early days of lockdown, seed suppliers were depleted of inventory and reported “unprecedented” demand. Within the U.S., the trend has been compared to World War II victory gardening, when Americans grew food at home to support the war effort and […]

    24 Creative Green Projects to Tackle Now

    24 Creative Green Projects to Tackle Now

    By Courtney Lindwall If you’re one of those people cooped up safely at home, with creative energy and free time to spare—count yourself lucky. Here, we’ve rounded up a list of two dozen environmental projects that can make your time indoors, or right outside, a little brighter. Whether you’re ready to start rescuing more of […]