Peach and apricot trees are smarter than you think. They grow easily from a discarded pit, and will teach you valuable gardening lessons in the process.
Join the Mother Earth News community garden journey as we pool our various talents and experiences while we expand our homestead horizons.
By Lolo Houbein
Combat the effects of rising temperatures, water shortages, and erosion by using one of one of these mulching methods.
Stop using a lack of time to justify not gardening and learn how the magic square method makes the practice both more accessible and convenient.
Equip yourself with the knowledge of how to recognize different plant varieties so they may receive the appropriate care required to thrive.
As the local food movement continues to flourish, one important element often gets overlooked: keeping your seeds local, too. Brijette Peña is on a mission to change that through San Diego Seed Company, her burgeoning business upstart championing regionally adapted organic seeds for southern California. Her bigger mission? Helping support urban-based companies like hers to sprout up across the country and making local seed saving the norm.
We will mostly all agree that gardening is a great way to get some exercise, stretch some muscles, and enjoy some fresh air healthy produce, but believe it or not, gardening can do much more for us than just that.
Consider growing red twig dogwood, one of North America's most beautiful native shrubs.
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