In recent years, it has come to light that cobalt is indeed an essential micronutrient for at least some plant species, particularly legumes.
We have revised and updated our free online vegetable guide just in time for the coming season. Look for a new section on companion planting.
Whether you are a seasoned green thumb or one of many who gardened for the first time this year, you’ll enjoy our readers’ favorite posts and resources.
Tips for raising vigorous seeds, whether your goal is to preserve a variety or to create a locally adapted strain.
Spring is only a month away, and with spring comes gardening season. Now is a good time to check the germination rates of those seeds you have stashed away in the basement—before you need to plant them! You Will Need Seeds.Paper towel.Large Ziploc bag. Instructions Lightly moisten a square of paper towel. (Take care that…… Continue reading How to Test Seed Germination Rates
Christmas is just around the corner! If you are looking for a few ideas to bring a smile to the face of that gardener in the family this year, allow us to make some recommendations. The Family Garden Journal. Our garden journal is a great way for a gardener to celebrate a year of growing…… Continue reading 10 Gifts for Gardeners
Many gardeners know that cool, dry, dark places are ideal for long-term seed storage. Many gardeners cite the seeds found in ancient Egyptian pyramids as evidence. According to the popular story, these seeds, after lying dormant for thousands of years, sprouted when planted. Most scientists would agree on the perfect conditions for storing seeds. However,…… Continue reading Seeds From the Tombs
The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb will show you how to make the most of your dollars, while still enjoying a beautiful and productive garden.
There’s nothing like a homemade gift to warm someone’s heart at Christmas. The time and love put into a handcrafted present make it special. If you enjoy country living, you have an excellent opportunity to make and grow gifts that will touch others. Need some inspiration? Consider these ideas: Heirloom seeds. If you raise and…… Continue reading 5 Homemade Gifts From the Farm
The answer to the question of whether fermentation is worthwhile depends on scale.