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.

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.


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.


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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.


Tradition of Preserving Food Lives On

Heart of the Home

Great-Great-Grandmother shares how generations of her family has continued the tradition of preserving food.


Food Preservation During the Great Depression

Heart of the Home

Reader tells of life during the Great Depression and how food preservation was necessary for survival.



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