gardening

6 High-Tech Tools to Help Your Garden Grow

From identifying flowers to knowing the best time to plant those peas, bring your old-fashioned garden up to snuff with these six stellar tech tools.

Use Beer to Get Rid of Pests

Humans aren't the only creatures that like drinking beer — all sorts of creepy, crawly, and furry things do too. Learn how to use suds to keep pests at bay.

What to Do With 100 Tomatoes

Growing your own fruits and vegetables can provide a bounty of fresh produce. Here's what to do when things get a little too bountiful.

Garden Ideas for Small Spaces

With a move on the horizon, from residential house to suburban apartment, I realize I can't forgo the garden.

5 Ways to Preserve Zucchini

Zucchini is a delicious vegetable to grow...and one plant can yield so many squash! Make the most of your crop with these tasty ways to preserve zucchini.

Xeriscaping to Promote Water Conservation

There are many benefits to what is known as Xeriscaping, or "dry" gardening. Xeric landscaping means planting native flowers and plants to your region that req

How to Plan Your Garden

So, here it is, time to start thinking about and planning your spring and summer vegetable garden! There are several factors to consider before planting your garden.

How to Save Big Money on Next Year's Lawn and Garden

The time to start planning your lawn and garden is right now. Get the tips you need to save some green come spring time.

How Many Will Lose Money on Those "Frugal" Gardens This Year?

As the economy falters, gardening looks better than ever this spring. But as the daughter of a veteran gardener, I've seen too much heartache to believe seed companies' promises of

Gardening in a Group: 6 Tips

The new White House garden is definitely a joint effort: it's 1,100 square feet that will be tended not only by members of the White House grounds staff but will involve students f

Book review: Farewell, My Subaru

There are a number of books now by people who set out to live a more local, more sustainable life, and wrote a book to document their experiences. Most of them approach the proble

Getting by without a job, part 4--get free stuff

There are all kinds of ways to get stuff without money. You can grow it in a garden, gather it from the wild, make it yourself, get it as a gift, scavenge it from trash, or get it

The Ultimate "Green" Workout

Recently our own Xin Lu wrote a post on a motivating way to lose weight (a very interesting piece.) Imagine my surprise when a commenter spoke my mind by sharing the ultimate in “

Growing My Own Food...In My Apartment

I'm planning out a garden for this spring. I don't have any access to a yard to plant my garden in, but I have a balcony on my apartment that gets plenty of sun.

Scrumptious Sprouting for Your Meals

Instead of buying those expensive sprouts in the produce section at the store, did you ever consider making your own sprouts?

Save the Tomatoes! Autumn Tips to Prolong the Growing Season

A cold snap is predicted for the Midwestern states over the next few days. Here are a few tips for saving the good green ones from the frost.

Free Food in Your Yard: Edible Weeds!

Who says that there's no such thing as a free lunch -- you probably have one growing in your yard! Many weeds are edible, and delicious. Best of all, they're free!

Snail Free Gardening

Green gardening should be cheap. Organic gardening was the way of the world before chemical companies found ways to create compounds that could destroy pests quickly and effectively. [more]

Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe From Golf Course Groundskeeper - Updated

The lawn tonic recipe came from a former groundskeeper at a golf course. All you need are 5 common household ingredients and a 10-gallon hose-end sprayer.