Yard and Garden

Practical advice for gardening and yard maintence. Advice on growing flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables, fruit and herbs. Plus, lawn care, structures and machinery.

Dealing With Vegetable Diseases: Bacteria

By Karen Newcombe

How to diagnose and treat bacterial disease in your garden.


Dealing With Vegetable Diseases: Fungi

By Karen Newcomb

Learn about fungal diseases that may be affecting your garden and what to do about them.


Post-Vacation Blooms in the Garden

By M-C Hartman

This post is about the prolific growth of the garden over 16 hot, wet July days when we were away on vacation in the Yukon.


Garden Lessons

By D.J. Glawson

My mother's lessons in the garden, and my eventual understanding of the soul that is in gardening.


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Planning Your Fall Garden

By Karen Newcomb

What to plant in a fall garden and how.


Starting a Farmers' Market

By Abigail R. Gehring

What you need to know about starting a farmers’ market.


Growing Squash for Cooking

By Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman

Growing squash is easy and there are many summer and winter varieties to grow and cook with.


Stories of Food Preservation Methods

Heart of the Home

Readers share stories of food preservation methods.



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