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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]