• How-To

    3 Myths About Soil

    Being mostly hidden from view makes soil mysterious, and over the years, a fair share of soil myths have been generated. These falsehoods have overstayed their welcome because, first, they’re…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Measuring the Miracle in Miracle Plant Foods

    This gardening season I tested the marketing claims made by three different companies in side-by-side trials. Were the results exceptional and miraculous? Was I able to grow more beautiful plants?…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Natural Fertilizer Boosts Organic Gardening

    Organic gardeners are always on the lookout for all-natural, multi-purpose products that can be used to improve their gardening efforts. As it turns out, one old-fashioned fertilizer could be your…

  • How-To

    The Basics of Fertilizing

    Knowing how to apply fertilizers effectively is as crucial to vigorous plant growth as knowing a plant's hardiness zone. In this video, Lee Reich, author of Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden,…

  • Article

    Window Boxes for Tricky Situations

    Why don’t people plant window boxes? This is a question I often ask myself on Saturday mornings at my garden center. There’s usually no shortage of excited gardeners filling carts…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Organic Fertilizer Sources for the Garden

    Here's a list of some organic fertilizers that you may want to have on hand.

  • Kitchen Gardening

    What Does NPK Mean?

    Here's the short answer.

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Give Your Garden a Seaweed Boost

    Like a spring tonic, seaweed invigorates your plants and enriches your soil. Learn what it does, and how and when to apply it for best results

  • Kitchen Gardening

    The Sludge Report: Using Recycled Municipal Wastewater Solids as a Soil Amendment

    Should you put compost derived from wastewater solids on your kitchen garden? The answers are hard to come by, but the questions are worth asking.

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Fertilizing: It’s Mainly About Nitrogen

    Of all the components of fertilizer, nitrogen is the nutrient that plants need most. Learn about its role in plant growth and and how to evaluate the various organic and…