When aphids strike your houseplants, it’s fairly easy to gain control.
Aphids suck the juice out of tender leaves, flowers, buds and stems, leaving sticky residue and discarded exoskeletons.
Stickiness. Uh-oh. Tropical houseplants jostle for space under the grow lights in my basement from October to May, waiting for the summe [...]
New bamboo towels come in eco-friendly green — and white, too.
Bamboo towels (60% bamboo, 40% cotton) are surprisingly plush. They feel cool to the touch because the bamboo fibers are so smooth that there’s little friction on the skin.
I used to think towels were just towels. Well, it turns out that you can do better than [...]
With our new mixes, gardeners go from seed to harvest — 100 percent organic!
Our Germinating Mix has been a longtime favorite among folks who start their own seeds. Online reviewers give it high marks because the finely textured blend makes an excellent “foundation” for seedlings and ensures fast growth, well-develop [...]
Let the scents of summer take you back to the garden.
The rose harvest in a warehouse in Turkey.
This time of year is always difficult for gardeners. The days grow short, the garden is covered with snow and winter settles in. It’s too early to start seeds—the catalogs have only just begun arriving. What’s more, it seems l [...]
Rechargeable batteries are better for the planet — and less expensive in the long run.
Americans throw away 3 billion batteries a year.
My parents and grandparents lived by the adage, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” Our generation’s version lacks the frugal connotation, but we reduce, reuse and recycle in their fo [...]
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I agree that the best gardening advice comes “across the fence” from neighbors and fellow gardeners. If you want to grow potatoes in your back yard, who knows better than the g [...]
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 [...]
Deer fencing makes an excellent support for clematis.
For many years, I’ve tried to grow clematis on my Garden Starter Greenhouse. I tried string and other techniques, but this year’s solution has proved to be the best so far. I used a 4-foot-wide piece of Heavy-Duty Deer Fence, and it works like a charm.
I was able to run the f [...]