There are lots of good reasons to mulch your vegetable garden. Covering the soil with mulch conserves moisture, suppresses weed growth and helps control soil borne diseases. Here are some tips for choosing the best mulch for the job.
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There are lots of good reasons to mulch your vegetable garden. Covering the soil with mulch [...]
What’s it like to have more than 50 delphiniums in bloom in your garden? Sweet. Follow the story of a new kind of delphinium, from seed to bloom in 15 months.
Slide Show: New Millennium delphiniums, from seed to bloom. Click on the images to see captions or go to full-screen mode.
A little over a year ago, I wrote abo [...]
LaManda Joy, founder of the Peterson Garden Project. Photo by Jennifer Stix.
Since we launched the Kitchen Garden Planner in 2009, we’ve been hearing a lot about how people use it for square foot gardening. Beginners use it as a guide, while avid gardeners use it to create complex designs and keep records. Recently, we found out that th [...]
Try our Family Food Garden, a new online garden planner. Our goal is to redesign the family garden and grow a new generation of gardeners. Instead of growing a bed of one crop, each Family Food Garden plan has a variety of plants. That adds visual interest and breaks up gardening chores into bite-size pieces, which is critical if you want to [...]
We are taking photos to document the progress of gardens featured in our Kitchen Garden Planner. Watch the slideshow to see how they’re looking. If you’re growing a vegetable garden that you designed using our Kitchen Garden Planner, please add some photos of your garden to our online album.
The Plant It and Forget It Garden on June 21. [...]
Take a slideshow tour through the garden of Vicki Nowicki, one of the 2009 Garden Crusaders. Her garden is in Downer’s Grove, IL
Vicki (right) and I in her garden.
This past August, I had the great pleasure of spending a whole day with one of this year’s Garden Crusader award winners: Vicki Nowicki. It was exciting to v [...]
Canadians Michel Beauchamp and Josée Landry designed their own garden, in their Drummondville, Quebec, front yard. She says “I love design and Michel has great ideas.” One reason the garden is in the front yard: The back yard is too shady. Photo: Ghyslain Bergeron New front-yard vegetable gardens are sprouting up all over, and gar [...]
Ellen Ecker Ogden’s design in progress, top, for the 2×8 Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, below, which features flowers. Ogden’s design, A Paint Box Garden of Edible Plants, features vegetables.
If you’re a garden designer in Vermont, what do you do in the winter? If you’re creative, you design!
Ellen Ecker Ogden, who c [...]