Hey, vegetable gardeners! Tell us you preferred growing style and you could win a set of Tomato Ladders or Tomato Cages.
When you plant your vegetable garden, do you use the square-foot technique or do you garden in rows? Vote in our Facebook poll — and express your opinion further by leaving a comment.
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Pattypan squash, grown and photographed by Kate Stauffacher
Like many gardeners, Kate Stauffacher tried something new last season: pattypan squash, which looks a little bit like a flying saucer.
“They were great additions to our garden. Because they produced so many squash, I had to try all sorts of recipes plus give many to family and [...]
Diatomaceous Earth, featured in a 1984 Gardener’s Supply catalog
Back in 1984, when we first started selling 4-pound bags of Diatomaceous Earth, people often asked, “What exactly is it?” Well, 20 years later, people are still asking.
Diatomaceous Earth, also known as DE, is made from the mineral remains of [...]
Don’t try to remove ice from branches after an ice storm; you’ll likely do more damage than good.
Large hanging limbs like this one should be left to a professional tree service.
Note that the branch collar (the raised ridge where the branch meets the trunk) is left intact on these properly pruned branches.
Have winter storms bat [...]
These crotons provide a blast of color, indoors or out.
Outdoors, Cissus discolor grows best in shade or part shade.
Who hasn’t brought a houseplant or two outdoors for an open-air, summer vacation? Every summer I hang plants from the branches of my dogwood where they thrive in dappled light and benefit from the summer rains. Many of ou [...]
These hosta shoots have been blanched, then tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper. They’re ready for roasting!
These hostas are at the perfect stage for harvesting; each shoot is still tightly wrapped and at its tender best. Be sure to harvest before they unfurl.
When you think about hostas (and daylilies and roses and dahlias), you [...]
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 [...]
Chris Ahrens, marketer and cubicle farmer
This gray cubicle needs some life. It needs a garden!
Given a choice of where to plant a garden, I bet most gardeners would choose their backyard or community garden. For me, it’s my desk … at work. With winter in full swing and the ground hard as a rock, outdoor gardening is not an option for [...]