Lisa Daniels and her big pumpkin
I had always wanted a “giant pumpkin” as a kid, so I thought I’d give it a try. It was fun to watch it grow, once I could see I was going to have a keeper.
You need a good amount of space to grow a big pumpkin. The vines get pretty long with big leaves. I was careful with all the v [...]
Cardinals nesting in Tammy Waldrop’s cherry tomato plant
Though it seems unlikely that birds would build a nest in a tomato plant, they’ve done it twice in Tammy Waldrop’s garden in New Caney, TX.
The first nest of cardinals was built in a Sungold cherry tomato plant back in 2006, about the first week of June, Tammy s [...]
The curved metal frames support tarps that protect crops when nights are cold.
Garlic always does very well here. We love it, and the harvest keeps well through the winter.
And then there is the cabbage: pretty as a picture, and wonderful in sauerkraut!
When it comes to gardening, we find that the best teachers are other gardeners, such as Ba [...]
We recently received this photo of our VegTrug® Patio Garden with a review from “Retired and loving it,” Columbus, GA.
“I bought the first one last year to plant butter beans and save my back when picking. My back yard literally has a river run through it during heavy rains, so I bought two more VegTrugs to expand my garden [...]
The first phase of our sundial raised bed food garden
Dave and Maura
Hosta and columbine under the honeylocust trees
The winner of the 2013 Win Your Wish List Contest is Maura Rawn, who tends several gardens with her husband, Dave, in Ohio.
I don’t usually enter contests but I am such a fan of gardeners.com that it seemed like a contest [...]
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 [...]
Kate Spain’s Jarrahdale pumpkin, one of two she harvested this year
There’s something special about planting a seed that’s shared from one gardener to another. Humble and brown, a single seed can mature into a beautiful flower or a gigantic vegetable.
Kate and Pete Spain grew the pumpkin, above, from seed they got from a fel [...]
Make your own cheese; grow your own mushrooms.
If you have a do-it-yourselfer on your gift list, consider one of our DIY kits. New this year is the Mozzarella and Ricotta Homemade Cheese Kit, a fun and easy way to make cheese in just 30 minutes. Our DIY cheesemaking kit contains enough ingredients to make 30 batches — just add milk. Kit inclu [...]