How to Garden: Home Gardening Tips & Resources

Learn how to garden vegetables, herbs, and flowers from seed. Our gardening library features grow guides for individual plants, tips for maintaining your garden throughout the year, and everything else you’ll need to grow a thriving home garden.

Growing Herbs and Winter Garden Vegetables

Admittedly, we write a lot about gardening in the northeast, which makes sense when you consider that we’re located in upstate New York (generally zone 4-5, depending on the elevation). However, we recognize that many of our customers are fortunate...

Why are the Bees Disappearing and What to do About it?

For the past several years, there has been growing public furor over the presence of neonicotinoids in flowering plants grown in the U.S. which some experts believe are responsible for dwindling bee populations. Widely used by farmers since the...

How to Create a Wildflower Garden

The subject of wildflowers has been embroiled in controversy in recent years as more and more focus has been brought to bear on invasive plants which not only can be a nuisance but destructive to the environment as well. Unfortunately, many people,...

How to Grow Cilantro

Cilantro might be the ultimate “love it or hate it” herb, with a lemony-peppery flavor that registers for some people as “soap,” but which has also made cilantro a staple of Asian and Mexican cuisines.

How to Grow Peas

Peas are easy to grow and thrive in the cooler temperatures of spring and fall, making them a popular choice among both new and experienced home gardeners.

Lasagna Gardening

As a vegetable gardener, you can consult just about any expert gardening source and you’ll be advised to amend your soil with ‘rich organic matter’ for best results. In case you’re wondering what that actually means, it refers to any decaying plant...

Summer Flower & Vegetable Gardens: Expert Tips for Mid-Season Maintenance

Mulch: If you didn’t get a chance to mulch your plants at the beginning of the season, or if you only mulched them lightly, summer is the time to lay it down/add more. Mulch shields plant roots from the sun and prevents the soil from drying out. It...

The Importance of Growing Milkweed

For those who grew up spending a lot of time outdoors in nature, the mention of milkweed may conjure up childhood memories of playing in open fields colonized with riotous collections of untamed, native plants. The favorite among them may have been...

How to Grow Eggplants

Grow your own eggplant from seed and create delicious culinary favorites such as Eggplant Parmigiana. Our featured eggplant variety: Black Beauty About Eggplants The mention of the word, eggplant, often brings to mind another word: parmesan. While...

Gardening for Beginners

Introduction to Gardening: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly The world of gardening can be intimidating to those of you who haven’t yet tried to grow anything, or who may have dabbled in growing plants but failed. While there’s a seemingly endless...