Products with spinosad offer one more control option for lily leaf beetles.
Flower gardeners are a peaceful lot—at least until someone comes between them and their favorite blooms. Then, they get mean. At least some of us do.
It was about three years ago that I first heard whisperings in the halls at Gardener’s Supply of a new [...]
Plant a diversity of tomato varieties to reduce the possibility of disease.
Like many gardeners who lost their tomato crop to late blight last year, I’m wondering: How can I make sure it doesn’t happen again this year? Unfortunately, there’s no silver bullet. The most important thing you can do: be alert, be prepared.
Use an angel food cake pan (or a bundt cake pan) to make it easier to shave the kernels off the cob with a sharp knife.
I used to grow enough corn that we could eat it for dinner every night during August and still have enough to freeze for winter. Once you’ve been eating home-frozen corn for a few years, it’s difficult to be sati [...]
Though cold winds chill the air and snow blankets much of the U.S., pesticide use remains a hot topic — and not only among gardeners. The most recent comments come from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Environmental Health, whose December 2012 policy statement makes a clear link between pesticide exposure and children’s hea [...]
Did you know about our Vegetable Encyclopedia, an online resource that tells you how to grow dozens of crops? For example, here’s what you’ll find in the entry for arugula, a very popular crop these days:
Arugula is a salad green also sold as rocket or by its French name, roquette. This member of the mustard fami [...]
A basil seedling
I had homemade pesto for dinner last night. And the night before, and last weekend, too.
Now that this year’s crop is up and growing strong, I don’t mind using up the rest of last year’s batch of pesto, which I froze in Pesto Cubes. care not to use up my stash. For me, having pesto in the freezer is like hav [...]
She’s crazy, but it just might work!
Bridget Kane’s employee garden
Because we are “a company of gardeners,” many of us have employee gardens right outside the office. Here’s the story of one of those gardens:
I have always loved to use found objects for gardening, so incorporating recycled pallets into my employ [...]
Braised radishes make an excellent side dish.
When’s the last time that you absolutely fell in love with a vegetable? Better yet, can you recall a time that you saw an old acquaintance in a totally new light and felt your heart unexpectedly flutter? Well, if all goes well, I am about to send you on a journey to that mysterious and ma [...]