Use Hi Hi-Rise Super Hoops and garden fabric to protect crops from intense sun
A great idea from a five-star review written by a gardener in Eagle Rock, CA:
“In the past I’ve constructed hoops and frames out of PVC pipe. Those worked OK, but were flimsy and looked a little haphazard. I ordered these hoops hoping for a more effici [...]
Who are these lucky people who win contests? Meet three who won prizes in the Great Gardener’s Giveaway:
First prize: Fran Blank, of New London, OH, won the Gardener’s Supply Cart, along with a $100 gift card. “I always enter contests but never win. I am thrilled! This is the icing on the cake for my spring garden [...]
Trillium grandiflorum, submitted by Susan McGee via Instagram
For the gardener, no season is as eagerly anticipated as spring. And after the winter of 2013-14, we are ready! So, what are the signs of spring in your area? Is it the first crocuses? The swelling buds of the oaks? Is it your neighbor, washing his boat?
Share a springtime image a [...]
Learn more: Planting and Growing Strawberries
Don’t let a rainy day spoil a crop of just-ripening strawberries. Our easy-to-install, adjustable Strawberry Supports elevate ripening fruit and allow air to circulate. This promotes even ripening and minimizes rot.
Use the supports in place of straw to decrease mold and mildew problems, es [...]
I’m deep in the heart of a bitter cold northern winter and something strange is happening. I’m rejecting gardening books and seed catalogs. I really don’t know why, as I’ve always enjoyed snuggling with garden literature. Lately though, I just can’t drum up the enthusiasm for a good, long, green-thumbed read.
Kakai pumpkin. Photos: High Mowing Organic Seeds
Trying to pick a pumpkin for 2014? Consider these recommendations from Gwenael Engelskirchen, who tests new varieties for High Mowing Organic Seeds.
I’m seeing a lot more interest in the unusual varieties, such as the ones with seeds that don’t have thick hulls. Here are some of my [...]
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.
Vote here: http://bit.ly/1frJ0fZ and w [...]
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 [...]