Some birds, especially those that mainly eat insects, simply aren’t interested in seeds.
Mockingbirds prefer suet to seeds.
To entice the widest variety of birds to your feeding station, you’ve got to offer more than seeds. Some birds, especially those that mainly eat insects, simply aren’t interested in seeds. Discerning mockingbird [...]
A recycling trailer at the Missouri Botanical Garden, part of a pot- recycling program that uses collection trailers that can be pulled behind a pickup truck. Photo: Steve Cline
About a dozen garden shops in the St. Louis area participate in the program as satellite recycling centers, where customers can sort and drop off their plastic pots. [...]
Here is a pic of one of the VegTrugs, along with two Tomato Success Kits and my antique “veggie bed.” I have planted eggplant, peppers, Swiss chard, radishes and cauliflower in this trug. Love it !
Wooden slats support a row of Self-Watering Planters.
Gardener Robyn Lindberg shared these photos on our Facebook wall. She tells the [...]
A crow on a barren branch in Death Valley, California.
All spring and summer, our fields and gardens are crowded with busy songbirds flitting in and out of feeders, carrying bits of twig and string to their nests and filling the air with their bright songs. But as autumn brings frosty nights and lengthening shadows, the songbirds depart one b [...]
When a seed sprouts, the first set of leaves that unfold are called cotyledons. All the food that’s needed to sustain these first leaves is contained right inside the seed.
This seedling is ready for fertilizer.
When a seed sprouts, the first set of leaves that unfold are called cotyledons. All the food that’s needed to s [...]
This year’s first batch of bread and butter pickles.
My mom makes the best bread and butter pickles. I bet you think your mom makes the best bread and butter pickles, too. So is it about the cucumbers, the brine or the mom?
I asked around the office and looked around a bit online, and am I’m convinced it’s all about the [...]
Though it will be several months yet before I can start planting, I’ll soon be making my seed list for the coming year.
Golden sweet peas, growing on our pea fences.
Our display gardens here in Burlington, Vermont, are asleep beneath a thick blanket of snow. Though it will be several months yet before I can start planting, I [...]
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 [...]