Agronomy

  • How-To

    How Market Growers Make Gardening Their Business

    Market growers are horticultural heroes, delivering loads of fresh produce directly to local customers at farmers’ markets, community-supported agriculture (CSA) sites, and roadside stands all season long. These hardworking folks…

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    Native Perennials to Start from Seed

    Growing native perennials from seed is easier than you might imagine. If you choose species that are adapted to your climate and growing conditions, it’s likely that you can start…

  • How-To

    The Best Fruit For Containers

    Fruit trees and shrubs, unlike many other edibles, can take up a lot of space when grown in the ground. An average semidwarf apple tree, for example, takes up anywhere…

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    Garden Troubleshooting: Is Your Soil the Problem?

    One by one, your prized tomato plants wilt and die, or clumps of your brightly colored pansies (Viola spp. and cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 4–8) collapse into scraggly brown mounds.…

  • How-To

    A Different Approach to Crop Rotation

    If you grew carrots, tomatoes, and beans this year, you’ll want to add a reminder to your to-do list next spring: Rotate. Crop rotation is a practice whereby gardeners plan…

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    Healthy Soil Is Just a Cover Crop Away

    Healthy soil provides a building block for healthy plants, so wouldn’t it be great if plants could give something back? In some cases, they do. That’s the purpose of cover…