gardening in MN
Read the seed packet
indoor house plants
A perfectly ripe, juicy tomato, still warm from the sun.
As the outdoor season approaches, many homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts look for ways to control mosquitoes .
gifts and projects
Grow your own ginger
Reviewed by Christopher J. Starbuck Division of Plant Sciences
While I’m still gathering feedback on DEET -free repellents I thought you’d appreciate some information on plants that may help keep mosquitoes where they belong–far, far away from you.
No-Dig Gardening is such a brilliant form of home-based agriculture I was convinced the TreeHugger archives would be rich with its merits. Was very surprised when I only found one mention, in a post chronicling Leonora's permaculture adventures in New Zealand. So I launched into the following first-person account of No-Dig, only to discover that in North America the same process might be better known as as Sheet Mulching .
It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest. As the limitless energy of my youth gradually gave way to the physical realities of mid-life, the slow accretion of experience eventually led to an awareness that less work can result in greater crop yields .
September 14, 2011 at 1:25 PM by Leslie Land |
March 24, 2011 at 11:28 AM by Leslie Land | Originally published January 2009
Controlling pests that enjoy devouring the hard-earned fruits of our labor is as important to a healthy garden as water, fertilizer, and weed control.