I grow my own fruits and vegetables for all sorts of reasons. Growing food is fun, rewarding, saves money, and adds amazing taste and beauty into my life. And, for health concerns, I know exactly where my food came from and what went into producing it.
So how come I can’t have the right to know what’s in the food I buy in the [...]
Plant a diversity of tomato varieties to reduce the possibility of disease.
Like many gardeners who lost their tomato crop to late blight last year, I’m wondering: How can I make sure it doesn’t happen again this year? Unfortunately, there’s no silver bullet. The most important thing you can do: be alert, be prepared.
We’ve learned to grow more food in less space by using ecological solutions, such as healthy soil, compost and drip irrigation. That’s one reason why Gardener’s Supply has focused on innovations for home composting and water-efficient container gardening.
Watch a short video of Will in the Mi Tierra Tropical Fruit Salad Garden.
Alan Edwards shared this photo with his product review of the Revolution Planter. He uses the top of the planter to grow peppers. To keep them watered, he’s set up a drip irrigation system.
Alan has used the top half of the Revolution Planter to grow peppers. Tomatoes grow from the bottom.
When you review a product on gardeners.com, you [...]
With a soaker hose, such as the Snip-n-Drip system, you can water thoroughly and efficiently.
Whenever I plant a new flower garden for one of my clients, I give the “watering talk,” in which I underscore the importance of watering during the first year. I note that standing at the garden’s edge with a hose and a sprayer (on [...]
Tomato Success Kits with customized irrigation
Lincoln grew corn in a Self-Watering Patio Planter. “I planted eight seeds per container and the yield was two full ears per plant. The variety is Sweet Maple Hybrid from Burpee.
What if you took the concept of “self-watering” a step further by adding a hose to fill the reservoi [...]
Coneflowers, black-eyed susans and bee balm are all relatively drought tolerant, once they’re established.
Gardens and landscapes nationwide are facing the one-two punch of record-breaking heat and drought. Although there’s nothing you can do to change the weather, there are a few things you can do to help your plants survive this [...]
It’s spring, and the homeowner’s thoughts turn to mulch. Nothing like a new layer of mulch and a freshly cut bed edge to make a yard look sharp.
It’s spring, and the homeowner’s thoughts turn to mulch. Nothing like a new layer of mulch and a freshly cut bed edge to make a yard look sharp. But more than good looks, [...]