When Matt Powers sees problems like climate change, hunger, and poverty, he also sees hope. Matt and his family have faced some life-changing challenges. Despite the problems of the world, he knows how much promise lies in seeds, soil, and curious human minds.
Or How to Sneak a Peek of Seeds Starting to Grow! If you’ve ever wondered, “Are these old seeds still any good to plant?” this tutorial will help you find out. It’s also a fun way to see what happens when seeds sprout, a process that is usually hidden from view under the soil.
Are you making one of these mistakes in your growing area? Spring is coming, and we’re all ready to get into the garden. But before you go, review these common gardening mistakes and learn how you can avoid them.
“Plant as soon as the soil can be worked.” Reading instructions on a seed packet, these words make me smile in late winter and early spring. When we get sunny weekends, I can hardly wait to get out into the garden. If you’ve still got frosts ahead, but you have the same itch to plant something… Continue reading »
Do you have spring fever? It’s only February, but after a few warm, sunny days, I’m ready to plant a spring garden! Since it’s still a bit early to plant most things, I’m going to do planning instead. And I thought it would fun to invite you
When he was eight years old, Ian McKenna started fighting. He was fighting hunger with a giving garden. He shared his harvest with a local food bank and has grown ever since. Now 12 years old, Ian cares for three gardens using organic methods. His younger sister helps, too!
What is the best compost method? In this infographic, discover the methods successful composters are using in their homes and gardens. If you want to compost, there’s a way to do it no matter where you live! On-site or off, inside or out, simple or complex, this flowchart can help you navigate the possibilities. Below the… Continue reading »
I witnessed a miracle in Kim Bailey’s kitchen. On the day I visited, dozens prepared for the miracle by dining on Kim’s specialty: milkweed. The diners? Monarch caterpillars. The miracle? Metamorphosis! Kim collects eggs and caterpillars to raise in a mesh tent on her kitchen counter where they’re safe from predators and parasites. In spring… Continue reading »
1,731. It seems a little excessive now that I’ve added it up. I have 1,731 minutes of podcasts stored on my phone at this moment. What in the world do podcasts have to do with growing food and kids gardening?
We’ve stopped stop eating breakfast outside. After a summer of eating almost every meal outdoors (even in rain, thanks to a new roof over our deck), mornings are a little too cool for pajamas and bare feet. Once we get on jackets and shoes, these cool October days feel perfect for working and playing in the garden. Nature… Continue reading »
If you think back to last year’s garden, what frustrations did you have? Or if you don’t have a garden yet, what are the things that keep you from starting? Today, we’re asking experienced and aspiring gardeners to tell us about their garden, goals, and challenges. We’d love to hear yours! We’ll read your answers and plan blog posts and… Continue reading »
What’s the difference between lasagna gardening and sheet mulching? Here’s a quick look at the similarities and differences.