My 4 x 8-ft. raised bed.
I love a neat garden that is intensively planted and incredibly productive. But I hate to plant microscopic seed, then go through the tedious process of thinning out the extras. Typically I waste a lot of seed when planting salad greens and carrots. And my back aches from thinning over-seeded beds. So, last year I was [...]
Fruit on the mulberry tree
Between all of the weeding and feeding, I am definitely noticing some major plant growth. All of the sudden, tomato branches need to be fastened to their supports as they begin to reach outward and upward. There’s lots of fruit development in the tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, as well as many garden [...]
Jennifer Prince, left, and Deborah Miuccio test our new Wildwood garden clothing line.
In 2013, Jennifer managed vegetable and fruit gardens on our Burlington, VT, campus. She is also a frequent contributor to this blog.
We asked two of our most active “in-the-dirt” gardeners to try out some of the clothing in our new Wildwood lin [...]
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 [...]
How the tree looked early in the season.
I went out to weed the front garden early this morning while it was still cool. The bed runs right along the sidewalk on Colchester Avenue in Burlington, VT, so I like to keep it nice. Every year, my spouse and I plant something different, featuring colorful annuals. This year’s design [...]
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 [...]
Stopping weed seeds from growing makes lawn and garden care easier and less time-consuming.
The snow has finally receded enough to reveal the flattened remnants of last year’s gardens. Brown daylily and hosta foliage lies pressed to the ground and phlox stems look like a tangle of pick-up-sticks. The lawn is still tawny brown, too [...]
Turn fallen leaves into a crumbly topping for your garden.
The Deluxe Electric Leaf Shredder. Adding leaves in small amounts ensures good results.
Even though I’m all grown up, I still get a boyish thrill from destroying things. The Deluxe Electric Leaf Shredder provides the perfect opportunity for some loud, violent destruction [...]