Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

Growing Veggies in Fall and Winter

By Marie James

Did you know that in almost any climate you can grow fresh salad greens and other veggies throughout the fall and winter? Here are some basics about cold-season gardening.

Preparing the Garden for Winter

By TRF Cullers

Spending time in the winter garden sounds much more appealing than fighting the crowds at the mall on Black Friday.

10 Soil Indicators for Your Vegetable Garden

Craig Idlebrook

Too much water, unexpected color, funky roots, and no pollinators are good indicators your garden soil needs help.

Does Your Soil Need a Doctor?

By Lois Hoffman

What kind of soil you have and how rich it is in nutrients makes a lot of difference in how your garden produces.


How to Build a Healthy Soil Community

By Tammi Hartung

Build healthy garden soil using the no-till method, avoid compacting soil and adding organic matter to maintain health and integrity.

How to Compost

By Zia Allaway and Lia Leendertz

Improve soil quality in your garden by applying these composting basics, and learn how to make a compost bin with materials from around the house.  

Tips for Saving Seeds

By Lois Hoffman

Saving your own seeds, from your vegetable and flower gardens, not only gives you the satisfaction of knowing that each planting season is a part of something bigger, but it is also practical in so many other ways.

Putting the Garden to Bed

By Lois Hoffman

After the gardening season is over, there are still a lot of things that you can do to ready it for winter that will make next season less of a chore.

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