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.

Cover Crops

By Erin Sheehan

We plant winter rye as fall comes to an end to help add "green manure" to our garden.

The New Weed

By Mary Conley

I noticed a tall, bushy weed just where Larry had cleared the thistles. What was that ugly plant?

What is a Kitchen Garden?

By Karen Newcomb

Highly productive small gardens that produce huge yields

Community Garden Tips for Suburban Gardening

By Chris McLaughlin

Important tips for community gardening and an introduction to yard sharing.


Water ā€” the Lifeblood of Any Homestead

By Erin Sheehan

Grandma and Grandpa had a spring piped into the house; with the help of a neighbor, we have resorted to other means.

Starbucks, Ants and Apples

By Mary Conley

Free Starbucks coffee grounds have a variety of uses around the home and garden.

A Look at Seed Catalogs

By Karen Newcomb

Karen shares her favorite seed catalogs that offer specialized seeds.

It's Fall, What to do When Ants Move in

By Karen Newcomb

How to prevent an ant invasion

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