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Make Your Own Biochar Using the Cone Pit Method

Hack your way through gardening with this ancient Amazonian soil amendment.

Lindsay Campbell
How to Get Rid of Spotted Lanternflies

Five ways to battle the invasive pest that don’t involve insecticides.

Shelby Vittek
October 23, 2021
6 Ways to Preserve Your Herbs

Elevate and extend your excess harvests of basil, thyme, rosemary, dill and other herbs to... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
October 16, 2021
How to Can Legumes

A preserving expert offers a guide to pressure canning beans, peas, lentils and more.

Angi Schneider
October 5, 2021
How to Preserve Your Own Flowers

Display your summer and fall blooms all year long.

Sophia F. Gottfried
September 25, 2021
How to Design a Moon Garden

Night owls and hopeless romantics—this one’s for you.

Lindsay Campbell
September 18, 2021
How to (Actually) Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Fruit flies are the worst. One day, you have a perfectly lovely banana sitting on... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
August 28, 2021
What to Do With an Abundance of Peppers

We’ve reached that point in late summer when my pepper plants are producing more than... (more)

Shelby Vittek
August 19, 2021
A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Own Wine Grapes

Maybe you’ve dabbled in making homemade wine and now are thinking about growing your own... (more)

Shelby Vittek
July 18, 2021
How to Design a Cutting Garden

There are few things more beautiful than a vase full of fresh flowers in your... (more)

Shelby Vittek
July 4, 2021
How to Build a Rain Garden

The function of gardens is usually growing food and flowers, but your patch of green... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
May 23, 2021