Archive for the ‘gardening’ Category

In Georgia, 19 Families Are Building a Farm to Feed Their Black Community

Ashley Scott got a glimpse of what it means to be self-sufficient far before the era of pandemic gardening. It was 2014, and Scott, fresh out of college, decided to grow a patch of cucumbers in her backyard as a small pet project. Weeks later, however, her tiny garden manifested into something bigger than she’d […]

11 Great Crops to Grow In Your Greenhouse

Growing a garden or a few crops in the winter can be especially challenging if you live farther north where pesky frost and below-zero temperatures are a regular occurrence. One tool that can help curb the cold and allow you to grow through the season or simply get a head start on your growing season […]

How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

We’re near that time of year when the ground freezes and the gardening season comes to a close. There’s a common misconception that once you’ve hauled that final crop out of the ground or your flowers start to shrivel that it’s time to pack it in, resuming all growing activities once spring rolls around. Not […]

Make Your Own Biochar Using the Cone Pit Method

Want to improve your gardening game? Look no further than the age-old invention of biochar. This soil amendment is a fine-grained charcoal mixture, made by burning agricultural and forestry waste at high temperature in the absence or reduction of oxygen. Biochar has garnered a reputation in the scientific community for replenishing soil nutrients, retaining moisture […]

How to Preserve Your Own Flowers

I love always having a jar full of fresh flowers in my space, from fluffy hydrangeas to delicate peonies to fiery birds of paradise—especially when they’re snipped from my family’s garden. Alas, these bouquets are fleeting, but it is possible to extend flowers’ beauty by drying them. Here are three ways to preserve your backyard […]

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