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microgreens to baby-leaf to full-size heads: mastering lettuce, with tom stearns

I DON’T WANT my salad delivered in a plastic box or to pay a ransom price per pound either, meaning [read more…] The post microgreens to baby-leaf to full-size heads: mastering lettuce, with tom

reducing weeds: a 101 on soil solarization, with sonja birthisel

AN ARTICLE about soil solarization for weed control, the practice of covering beds or fields with plastic to keep down [read more…] The post reducing weeds: a 101 on soil solarization, with sonja

your input, please: what do you want to know about growing from seed?

SEED-SHOPPING SEASON is upon us, and before too long seed-starting season—with those first onions and leeks and maybe some violas [read more…] The post your input, please: what do you want to know

what i learned about pollinators and other beneficial insects in 2018

WHAT ARE INSECTS THINKING–or if that sounds like I’m anthropomorphizing, what at least are insects desiring? The more we humans [read more…] The post what i learned about pollinators and other

top 10: most popular posts published in 2018

THANKS TO SEARCH ENGINES, my list of most popular stories each year is often very similar–with classic topics (growing garlic, [read more…] The post top 10: most popular posts published in 2018

best garden design advice of 2018: signature style, making tapestries and more

THE GARDEN MIGHT be mostly sleeping where I live, but it’s not out of mind by any means. I keep [read more…] The post best garden design advice of 2018: signature style, making tapestries and more

repotting houseplants (plus blooming favorites), propagating coleus, and more: q&a with ken druse

WHAT REALLY PERPLEXED or downright frustrated gardeners in 2018? I asked that recently on Facebook and elsewhere, harvesting the final [read more…] The post repotting houseplants (plus blooming

gifts for gardeners and other humans, 2018 version

I’M UP TO MY NECK in “stuff,” which means my filter for any purchases these days—whether for myself or for [read more…] The post gifts for gardeners and other humans, 2018 version appeared first on A

indoor growing under lights, with leslie halleck

MY HOUSEPLANTS are sulking, whispering among themselves, “Why doesn’t that woman get us some more light in here?” And then [read more…] The post indoor growing under lights, with leslie halleck

12 days of cookbooks (ho, ho, ho): 2018 favorites, with alexandra stafford

COOKBOOK AUTHOR and food blogger Alexandra Stafford of alexandracooks dot com and I have declared it so: The Twelve Days [read more…] The post 12 days of cookbooks (ho, ho, ho): 2018 favorites, with

books for those ever-curious readers on your list

MY READING LIST in recent years is pretty narrow–and then again, it’s anything but. Almost exclusively I read books that [read more…] The post books for those ever-curious readers on your list

taking stock of our native flora and newcomers, with nybg’s robert naczi

WHEN YOU’RE TALKING plants and not people, how do you figure out who lives where? You can’t send census takers [read more…] The post taking stock of our native flora and newcomers, with nybg’s robert

‘waste not,’ a full-use cookbook from james beard foundation, with tiffany derry

HAVING BEEN RAISED in the presence of a Depression-era grandmother who even went to college to study home economics, I [read more…] The post ‘waste not,’ a full-use cookbook from james beard

the miraculous world of ‘innumerable insects,’ with dr. michael engel

BEFORE I SAW it myself, a reader alerted me that she’d come upon a new book I shouldn’t miss, called [read more…] The post the miraculous world of ‘innumerable insects,’ with dr. michael engel

creative vegetable and mushroom soup ideas, with alexandra stafford

STRANGE BUT TRUE: Though I’ve been following a vegetarian diet for decades already it wasn’t until just a few years [read more…] The post creative vegetable and mushroom soup ideas, with alexandra

clivia, staking, viburnum leaf beetle, chestnuts & more: q&a with ken druse

YES, IT’S US AGAIN, me and Ken Druse, here to answer your latest crop of Urgent Garden Questions about topics [read more…] The post clivia, staking, viburnum leaf beetle, chestnuts & more: q&a

gardeners’ incentive: vegetarian reuben sandwich

WHEN WE ARE PUSHING HARD to get the garden “open” for spring or “closed” in autumn, my trusty helper and [read more…] The post gardeners’ incentive: vegetarian reuben sandwich appeared first on A Way

woo-hoo! a medal from mass hort for my contributions to horticulture

I WROTE MY FIRST newspaper story when I was in my 20s, for “The New York Times,” which I suppose [read more…] The post woo-hoo! a medal from mass hort for my contributions to horticulture appeared

libyan pumpkin spread and jamaican pumpkin curry, with lucinda scala quinn

I’M MAD ABOUT winter squash—about pumpkins—and so is my former “Martha Stewart Living” colleague Lucinda Scala Quinn, whom you may [read more…] The post libyan pumpkin spread and jamaican pumpkin

better birding and fascinating sparrows, with kathryn schneider

FOR A LOT OF US GARDENERS, our connection to birds perhaps started with, or maybe even still centers on, putting [read more…] The post better birding and fascinating sparrows, with kathryn schneider