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Grow Vegetables in Your Backyard Garden

For urban and suburban folk, finding proper gardening space can seem like an insurmountable task. Margaret Park offers a welcomed solution with More Food From Small Spaces (Great River Books, 2013), with tips to grow healthy, organic vegetables and fruits while maximizing garden space. This ...

Tips for Balcony and Roof Gardening

Home Gardener's Small Gardens by David Squire (Fox Chapel Publishing, 2016) is the essential guide to improving a small garden and turning the most modest-sized space into a stunning outdoor area. It offers lushly illustrated strategies for making the most of a confined space-whether backyard, ...

Easy Growing Vegetables for the Permaculture Garden

Not every aspiring homesteader has access to 5 gently sloping acres of rich, loamy soil. Author Jenni Blackmore presents a highly personal, entertaining account of how permaculture, "permanant agriculture", can be practiced in adverse conditions. Permaculture for the Rest of Us (New Society ...

Planting and Establishing Shrubs and Trees

How important is careful planting? It is essential to plant a shrub or tree with great care and part of this is to ensure that the soil has been well prepared. Ideally, this involves digging it several months earlier, breaking up the subsoil (especially if it is impervious to water), adding ...

The History of Farmall Tractors: 1930-1935

Discover the complete history of Farmall, from the early days of McCormick and Deering to the latest models, in Farmall (Voyageur Press, 2015) by Randy Leffingwell and Robert N. Pripps. The following excerpt discusses the various changes to Farmall tractors between during the early 1930s, ...

Gift Guide: Yard & Garden Gear

Gift Guide: Yard & Garden GearHere are a few awesome ideas for the gardeners and lawn enthusiasts on your gift-giving list.By Capper’s Farmer EditorsBGT Garden ToolThe BGT-KT Garden Tool, available in lime green or pink, is a great tool for home gardeners. It makes weeding, hoeing, ...

Capper’s Farmer Holiday Gift Guide 2017: For the Yard & Garden

Capper's Farmer Holiday Gift Guide 2017: For the Yard & GardenBy Capper's Farmer EditorsHere are a few awesome ideas for the gardeners and lawn enthusiasts on your gift-giving list.Garden ToteGive the dedicated gardeners on your list a personalized Garden Tote to keep essential tools handy ...

This Old Garden

I spent this morning working in my greenhouse separating tomato seedlings. I can never seem to throw any of them away when I thin them out. I carefully re-pot each one and hope for the best; I usually manage to save most of them. Then, when it comes time to transfer them into the garden beds, ...

Top 10 New Perennial Plants for Spring 2017

High Country Gardens was established in 1993, and has been a reputable online source for beautiful plants for more than two decades. It is a division of American Meadows, an online retailer of wildflower seeds, perennial plants, flower bulbs, and vegetable seeds. Check out their website, ...

All About Potted Plants, Compost and Additives

With the rise in genetically modified seeds many are looking to the past, to the days of seed saving and seed swapping. Swapping and saving seeds insures our planet's plant heritage, and the movement is gaining popularity. Seedswap (Roost Books, 2014), by Josie Jeffery, is the perfect ...

Fresh Canned Tomatoes

About every other evening these days, my wife, Gwen, heads to the garden – while I’m training our puppy, mowing the yard, or working on another project – and brings 10 to 15 fresh heirloom tomatoes back to the kitchen. We’re in that golden window of tomato production when I’d be ...

A Guide to Vegetable Legumes

In Will Bonsall's Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening, author Will Bonsall maintains that to achieve real wealth we first need to understand the economy of the land, to realize that things that might make sense economically don't always make sense ecologically, and vice versa. ...

Gardening With a Raised Bed

Raised beds allow gardeners to overcome poor soil by creating the ideal growing mix. In addition, they also make gardening more comfortable, because raised beds mean less bending and kneeling.Whether you decide to purchase a kit or build your own, there are a few things to consider when ...

Raised Garden Bed Materials

Home Gardener's No-Dig Raised Bed Gardens(Fox Chapel Publishing, 2016) by A&G Bridgewater is an essential guide to creating low-maintenance gardens without hours of digging and weeding. Great for beginner or experienced gardeners looking for an easy, no-nonsense gardening method to fit a ...

Saving the World One Garden at a Time

When the United Nations wanted to get gardening this spring, they called Gardener’s Supply Company for help. Gardener’s Supply is one of only a handful of companies tapped to help grow the first community garden on international territory at the UN in New York.“Gardener’s Supply Company ...