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Given the underground nature of tubers, you might think you need a lot of space in your garden where you can dig deeply if you want to successfully grow edible potatoes. Actually, though, you can pretty easily grow potatoes above ground in a pot or b...

If you’re trying to grow a vegetable garden you might not think beyond planting the specific variety of desired vegetable, but it can be very beneficial to give your plant a friend. Flowers and other types of plants will attract helpful insects, su...

In many regions, fall leaves add a lovely flare of color to the season but are also an annoyance as they accrue on the ground. Most people simply rake them up and throw them out, but you can actually utilize their nutrients by making what’s often c...

The delightful grounds of Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, England contain such alluring settings as the Poison Garden, home to more than 100 species of plants that are deadly to humans. Please meet the head gardener, Trevor Jones, who must wear pro...

You know what I thought was a cool thing to do on Saturdays when I was 12? Skip ballet class/soccer practice and sleep in. Then there’s the kid in Washington state who harvests his own produce and runs his own farm stand. The pre-teen sells beets,...

Last month I added this garden hose bib extender to my outdoor faucet. It's held up so far. I also bought this $5 metal pistol grip nozzle on Amazon, which allows me to select the kind of water stream I need, from a wide cone to a high-pressure jet,...

You’d think you could just toss some fertilizer on your soil and let the plants do their thing, but taking proper care of your garden so that you actually grow decent vegetables can require a few more steps that beginners might not be aware of. Thi...