If you have beetles and slugs that attack hostas and roses in your garden, but you don't want your kids or pets exposed to harsh chemical pesticides, try squirting them twice a da...
Many popular flowers, like geraniums, marigolds, sweet pea blooms, and roses benefit from dead-heading. Nipping the dead blooms tricks the plant into making more flowers by preven...
If you want your seeds to spout easily when you plant them, soak them in room-temperature water for an hour or so before placing them in the soil. This will soften the seed casing...
Never plant the same crop in the same place two years in a row. Rotate every other year for best results.
Use the Almanac when planning your garden. If you don't, you will not get good produce. As silly as it may seem for a first time gardener, purchase an Almanac and read it bef...
Creating a vegetable-cutting flower garden is a wonderful way for children to connect with nature and have a hands on experience with gardening. Seeds are the best way to go unles...
Get your hands in the dirt. Clear out a small sunny area. Plant easy to germinate seeds..like sunflowers or cosmos. Buy a 6 pack of flowers and plant. Good choices are pansies, pe...