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How to Build an Herb Spiral

This spring, thanks to COVID-19, most Americans find themselves stuck at home. If you’re fortunate... (more)

Brian Barth
How to Jumpstart Your COVID-19 Victory Garden

During World War II, Americans were urged to plant “victory gardens” as the nation faced... (more)

Brian Barth
April 6, 2020
How to Plant a Fruit Tree

When planting a lettuce or pansy seedling, you just scoop open a hole, plop it... (more)

Brian Barth
February 24, 2020
Four Offseason Gardening Projects to Get You Ahead for Next Year

Late fall, after the last crops have been harvested, is a time to rest and... (more)

Brian Barth
November 18, 2019
How to Read Your Weeds

Dreading the ocean of oxalis taking over your lettuce bed? How about that crabgrass creeping... (more)

Brian Barth
July 28, 2019
Grow Your Own Iced Tea This Summer

Five herbs you can steep for a tasty cold summer beverage.

Brian Barth
July 4, 2019
The Modern Farmer Guide to Small-Space Gardening

When space is limited, think twice about your planting plan.

Brian Barth
June 27, 2019
Three Simple Steps for Planting a Chaos Garden

Work less, harvest more. What’s not to like?

Brian Barth
May 9, 2019
How to Start a Suburban Berry Farm

From a farmer and writer who’s done it.

Michael Brown
February 4, 2019
Get Your Garden Ready for Spring: A Checklist

Take advantage of the late winter window to get your garden ready for an even... (more)

Brian Barth
September 25, 2018
Five Ways to Turn Household Waste into Garden Gold

Learn to transform cardboard, stale beer and bits of trash into DIY fertilizers, pest control... (more)

Brian Barth
August 30, 2018