gardening

5 Flowers to Attract Beneficial Insects to Your Beds

5 Flowers to Attract Beneficial Insects to Your Beds

By Brian Barth There are insects that feed on plants and those that feed on other insects. In your garden, you want as many of the carnivores as possible so that the herbivores won’t devour your crops. Unfortunately, the predators don’t always show up in time to save your broccoli seedlings from those little white […]

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    This LA Bar Created 31 Cocktails That Are an Ode to Seeds

    This LA Bar Created 31 Cocktails That Are an Ode to Seeds

    By Kelly Magyarics Growing up in a family of gardening enthusiasts, Tobin Shea recalls devouring the pages of seeds, flowers, fruits and vegetables every time his grandparents received a new issue of the Burpee seed catalog. “I was always fascinated with gardening and being able to enjoy the fruits of one’s labor,” said the bar […]

    Bare-Root Fruit Trees: 5 Reasons You Should Order Them This Winter

    Bare-Root Fruit Trees: 5 Reasons You Should Order Them This Winter

    The last thing on your mind in February is gardening. But this is prime time to prepare for a very important task: planting fruit trees. Most people buy their fruit trees the same way they buy all of their other plants: in pots. But savvy gardeners know better. Fruit trees are cheaper and grow best […]

    How to Start a Suburban Berry Farm

    How to Start a Suburban Berry Farm

    By Michael Brown If you’re looking for a way into part-time farming, you don’t need 20 acres of rolling fields located in the middle of nowhere. You might be sitting on your future farm right now—in your own suburban backyard. Before You Start Every great undertaking needs a bit of planning and reflection. Take the […]

    4 Tips for Setting Up a Windowsill Garden

    4 Tips for Setting Up a Windowsill Garden

    By Brian Barth Old Man Winter limits most of us from gardening year-round. Growing vegetables indoors is impractical without an expensive greenhouse—except for herbs, which grow big enough for a satisfying harvest with minimal space or attention. Pick up a selection in fall before nurseries clear out their stock for winter. And follow these tips […]

    Fight Climate Change in Your Own Garden

    Fight Climate Change in Your Own Garden

    By Deonna Anderson During World War I, Americans were encouraged to do their part in the war effort by planting, fertilizing, harvesting and storing their own fruits and vegetables. The food would go to allies in Europe, where there was a food crisis. These so-called “victory gardens” declined when WWI ended but resurged during World […]

    8 Indoor Crops for Winter Gardening

    8 Indoor Crops for Winter Gardening

    By Brian Barth Winter is coming. But don’t go putting your gardening gloves away just yet. Gardening is often treated as a seasonal sport, but it’s possible to play in winter, too—you just have to learn a slightly different set of rules. The first, and most important, step is to understand which crops are best […]

    5 Ways to Make Your Garden Regenerative

    5 Ways to Make Your Garden Regenerative

    Planting a garden has the power to change the world. Regenerative gardens can help reverse global warming by restoring soil health. We’re bringing victory gardens back. This time, it’s for the climate. Our friends Ron Finley and Rosario Dawson explain how you can make your home garden regenerative in this new video premiere from Kiss […]