Plants

This Weird Shrub Actually Shares Its Water With Crops

A plant native to West Africa can serve as an irrigation system.

Dan Nosowitz
Dandelion Seeds Are Amazing

New research suggests they could be four times more efficient than a parachute.

Dan Nosowitz
November 6, 2018
The Last Tree Standing

For thousands of years, breadfruit grew in the Pacific Islands, where it was a staple... (more)

Gloria Dickie
November 5, 2018
Remember when Cottonseeds were Poisonous? Not anymore! (Sort of.)

They’re nutritious and newly not dangerous.

Dan Nosowitz
November 2, 2018
Judge Upholds Verdict, Though Reduces Damages, for Monsanto Cancer Case

From $289 million to $78 million, but still guilty.

Dan Nosowitz
October 29, 2018
8 Indoor Crops for Winter Gardening

Winter is coming. But don't go putting your gardening gloves away just yet.

Brian Barth
October 9, 2018
7 Fall Spices You Can Grow at Home

Everybody seems to grow their own herbs these days - but spices? From fenugreek to... (more)

Brian Barth
September 4, 2018
Five Ways to Turn Household Waste into Garden Gold

Learn to transform cardboard, stale beer and bits of trash into DIY fertilizers, pest control... (more)

Brian Barth
August 30, 2018
Fertilizers, Demystified: An Easy Guide to Choosing the Right Plant Food

It's not as hard as those jargon-heavy labels would make you think.

Brian Barth
August 29, 2018
Things We Love: The Sill Plant Membership

The "Plant Parent Club” makes sure that all new members are set up for success.

Erin Scottberg
August 27, 2018