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What You Need to Know to Start Backyard Beekeeping

The silver lining to the COVID-19 crisis is that many people are starting to live... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
How to Build an Herb Spiral

This spring, thanks to COVID-19, most Americans find themselves stuck at home. If you’re fortunate... (more)

Brian Barth
April 12, 2020
How to Jumpstart your COVID-19 Victory Garden

During World War II, Americans were urged to plant “victory gardens” as the nation faced... (more)

Brian Barth
April 6, 2020
How to Plant a Fruit Tree

When planting a lettuce or pansy seedling, you just scoop open a hole, plop it... (more)

Brian Barth
February 24, 2020
Fruit Trees in the Nude

We typically think of spring as prime planting season, but when it comes to deciduous... (more)

Brian Barth
February 23, 2020
The Modern Farmer Guide to Ice Fishing

Walleye, perch, sturgeon, lake trout: These are among the cold-water species prized by ice fishing... (more)

Brian Barth
January 26, 2020
5 Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree Alternatives

Some folks use artificial Christmas trees because they can’t be bothered to deal with a... (more)

Brian Barth
December 16, 2019
Are Turkeys the New Backyard Chickens?

There are two types of people at Thanksgiving: those for whom eating turkey does not... (more)

Brian Barth
November 25, 2019
Four Offseason Gardening Projects to Get You Ahead for Next Year

Late fall, after the last crops have been harvested, is a time to rest and... (more)

Brian Barth
November 18, 2019
How to Build a Cold Frame in 20 Minutes for Under $40

Cold frames are season-extending covers constructed over vegetable beds to keep the frost off. Like... (more)

Brian Barth
October 20, 2019
Five Root Crops to Plant Now for a Fall Harvest

Many root vegetables are considered “cool weather” crops—they grow lush and juicy when daytime temperatures... (more)

Brian Barth
August 31, 2019