• Article

    Hop Happy

    We had a pre- and post-conference tour for the IHA conference and both were fun and action-packed. However the post conference tour to visit hop farms and breweries was a…

  • Article

    Herbs Rock in Little Rock!

    The first weekend in May, the Herb Society of America held their annual conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. The theme was "Herbs Rock in Little Rock!" and indeed they do.…

  • Article

    Mauro Seed’s Growing Mission

    Mauro Seed is a family-owned business with a single mission at its core: Giving. For every heirloom seed packet the company sells, one packet is donated to someone in need.…

  • Article

    All the Trimmings: Seasonal Side Dishes for the Holidays

    We give thanks for the garden bounty and the farmers' markets for local organic produce and to the farmers everywhere for growing our food. Thanksgiving isn't all about turkey--here are…

  • Article

    Autumn in the South: The Okefenokee Swamp

    The recent International Herb Association conference took me on a road trip to San Fernandina Beach, Florida. A trip to the Okefenokee Swamp was part of one of the tours--while…

  • Article

    Tomato-Raisin Chutney

    If you still have homegrown tomatoes here is a recipe to try! We recently made this chutney for our reception at the Herb Harvest Fall Festival featuring foods of the…

  • How-To

    How to Pollinate Zucchini by Hand

    If you’ve noticed the fruits of your zucchini plants are dying on the plant, you may need to take an active hand in pollination. Here are some tips to help…

  • Article

    Book Review: How to Move Like a Gardener: Planting and Preparing Medicines from Plants

    Here's my favorite new gardening book: How to Move Like a Gardener: Planting and Preparing Medicines from Plants by Deb Soule, (Rockport, Maine: Under the Willow Press, 2013) is a…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    This Year, Grow the Best Veggies Ever

    Whether you are new to vegetable gardening or a seasoned veteran, you'll find useful growing tips in the articles and videos highlighted here.

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    How to Grow Heading Lettuce

    Crisp and crunchy or buttery and tender, heading varieties of lettuce have lots to offer. Expert lettuce grower Renee Shepherd shares her expertise.