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TAG : gardening

Saving the Gardens for Miss Margaret

Honestly, it's hard to find the desire to go outside in 118 degrees. The heat is unrelenting and oppressive....an environmental pressure cooker. The gardens just stare at me as if they are saying  "Make it stop!!!!"  Bright yellow leaves are falling all around, as flowers just  hang their ...

My Garden Journal

Many gardeners keep a gardening journal of some sort. It can be a lot of fun as well as very practical in helping us remember what we planted where and when, what was successful and what failed, and of course to make plans for the future! That being said, I must admit I've never been good at ...

Picking Heirloom Tomato Varieties to Rescue

Picking a Winning Tomato to RescuePicking the tomatoes to try to rescue is an involved process. I have worked to save several cultivars and in doing so I am blown away by the variety out there. Tomato alone are said to have over 10,000 varieties and more are crossed, hybridized and evolve all ...

DIY Home Apothecary

Living in a small home and having a lack of space for essentials is a challenge. It requires creativity and proper planning on our part to maximize functionality and to make sure no space is being wasted. I had been growing, harvesting, and drying a large amount of herbs from my garden and I ...

Introducing the “Heirloom Gardener” Digital Subscription

Photo by Kyra Haas Heirloom Gardener has explored the rich past and traditional uses of time-tested plants for the past 15 years, and we have done so through the traditional print medium. Now, readers can access our time-honored content in a timely new way.Our print format continues to serve ...

Fast-Growing Spring Vegetables for Eager Gardeners

Photo by Getty Images/ehaurylikOnce springtime hits, gardening season is on. Professional gardeners will have done their annual research to predict when the last frost may occur so they can be prepared for planting. Some gardeners will fill their garden kits with fresh soil and plant for the ...

Growing a ‘Pizza Garden’

Although new gardeners may be happy with growing anything in their gardens, seasoned gardeners grow with a purpose. They want to put the vegetables they have raised to specific culinary use. Each vegetable could go into a separate meal like tomatoes in a sauce or carrots for a salad, but what ...

The Gardener’s Version of a Selfie

 You know you’ve crossed the threshold of obsession when your idea of a selfie is a pic of your favorite plant at the moment. Most people’s Instagram and Facebook feeds are full of photos of friends at the beach, family gatherings, and their latest plate from the newest trendy ...

Egyptian Walking Onions, A Statement Perennial for Your Garden

I think it's safe to say gardeners across the board have a special relationship with edible perennials!  As the first plants emerge, so does a gardeners' spring spirit.  Among these perennials are the Egyptian Walking Onion.  It is a different sort of onion, but in a good way!  Like all ...

Gardening with Chickens

Gardening with Chickens… Spring has flown by and summer is on the horizon. Our garden is doing very well. The peppers and squash are blooming. The melons are rambling here, there, and everywhere. The tomatoes and tomatillos are heavy with ripening fruit. Everything is nice and healthy. The ...

Mother Earth Gardener

Expert advice on all aspects of growing.