How to store vegetable seeds

How to store vegetable seeds

We gardening nerds can rack up a lot of seeds. Between those I save from my own plants, the extras I buy, the packets I receive as gifts and those that get foisted onto me at seed swaps, it’s amazing how much they pile up. Each year, when the weather starts to get really dreary,…

How to grow salad greens all summer long

How to grow salad greens all summer long

Salad greens are arguably the most worthwhile of all vegetables to grow at home. With just a few pots on a small, shady balcony, you can achieve a steady supply of arugula, spinach, baby lettuce, mustards and mesclun mix. Greens have a very short shelf-life (think of the slimy mixes you’ve inevitably purchased at the…

Save time in your garden with these useful five tips

Save time in your garden with these useful five tips

Can you really grow your own food with a full-time job and a normal urban lifestyle? The answer is yes. The key is efficiency, organization, and perseverance.

Starting tomatoes from seed

Starting tomatoes from seed

Tomatoes hold a special place in the hearts of many gardeners. They require pruning and extra protection from the elements. They’re susceptible to a host of diseases and are generally more challenging to grow than, say, lettuce or kale. But the prospect of fresh, juicy fruits picked right off the vine is totally worth the…

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