Gardening Tips

Companion Planting: 7 Herbs That Can Make Other Plants Grow Better
Companion Planting: 7 Herbs That Can Make Other Plants Grow Better

When to plant dill, basil, thyme, and other herbs to enhance the growth of other veggies and… >>

8 Handy Ways You Can Use Popsicle Sticks to Solve Your Problems
8 Handy Ways You Can Use Popsicle Sticks to Solve Your Problems

Tongue depressors, craft sticks, little wooden thingies: Whatever you want to call them, Popsicle… >>

8 Inventive Ways You Can Use Sugar (Besides Eat It)
8 Inventive Ways You Can Use Sugar (Besides Eat It)

Cutting back on sugar in the kitchen? Don't toss the whole box. From keeping flowers fresh to… >>

Coffee Grounds: 6 Ways to Reuse Them
Coffee Grounds: 6 Ways to Reuse Them

Here are a handful of reasons not to toss your coffee grounds and to use them in the garden, for… >>

20+ Extraordinary Uses for the Junk in Your Garage
20+ Extraordinary Uses for the Junk in Your Garage

Find double duty for your recycling, sports gear, hardware, and more while bringing organization… >>

Growing Herbs: The 10 Best for a Home Garden
Growing Herbs: The 10 Best for a Home Garden

Plant these popular herbs in your garden like basil, thyme, and dill, and enjoy some… >>

6 Golden Rules for Planning a Garden
6 Golden Rules for Planning a Garden

Most successful gardens have foundation plants, trees and shrubs, and ground cover, along with… >>

14 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow
14 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow

Here's an A to Z guide to the medicinal herbs that relieve common ailments like indigestion… >>

How to Grow Herbs in the Vegetable Garden
How to Grow Herbs in the Vegetable Garden

You already know that growing your own herbs is cheaper than buying them. But how do you know which… >>

How to Set Out Plants in Your Organic Garden
How to Set Out Plants in Your Organic Garden

Get your organic plant seedlings into the ground the right way using these tips. >>

How to Hard Prune a Tree
How to Hard Prune a Tree

Hard pruning a tree can lead to more vigorous growth and a longer life...if you do it the right way. >>

7 Tips to Mow Like a Pro
7 Tips to Mow Like a Pro

Follow mowing pro Bill Klutho's 7 mowing techniques for a smooth lawn. >>

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Garden Tools
7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Garden Tools

You probably have most of these solutions already on hand. >>

Meet the Gangsta Gardener
Meet the Gangsta Gardener

Ron Finley’s garden in South Central Los Angeles is not extraordinary. What he’s done with it… >>

7 Unique Bird Houses You Wish You Could Move Into
7 Unique Bird Houses You Wish You Could Move Into

With their unusual designs and attention to detail, these show-stopping homes are true works of art. >>

9 Colorful Flowers That Grow in Shade
9 Colorful Flowers That Grow in Shade

Love flowers but think your garden doesn't get enough sun? These shade flowers grow happily even… >>

10 Healing Herbs and Spices
10 Healing Herbs and Spices

Dozens of herbs and spices contain useful plant compounds, but the following 10 are healing… >>

Grow Your Own Drugs: 5 Easy Recipes for Natural Remedies
Grow Your Own Drugs: 5 Easy Recipes for Natural Remedies

In his new book, Grow Your Own Drugs, ethnobotanist James Wong helps you tap into the ancient… >>

This Fall, Become a Volunteer Farmer
This Fall, Become a Volunteer Farmer

I put down the pen and pick up the pitchfork. During the week, I'm a magazine editor. But… >>

Easy Gardening: Grow Mushrooms at Work
Easy Gardening: Grow Mushrooms at Work

I've painstakingly nurtured windowsill basil plants, and shooed ambitious animals out of past… >>