Thriving gardens are in tune with the season.
These pages help you get the timing right.
For other tips and detailed help, see also our How-To section.
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time of year, gardens can get out of hand while the gardener is on
vacation, or just plain too hot. Yet mid-to-late-summer is a super-important time
for keeping your summer crops pumping, and planting the veggies
you'll eat all winter. He...
There are more than four seasons in the garden world. Cycles of plant growth, temperature, and day length dictate the rhythms of the garden. The gardener who learns to work within these rhythms will be rewarded with abundance.Every locality is a b...
Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and onions need to be started at least 2 months before you want to put them outside—March is good. Melons, cucumbers, squashes, basil, okra, and sunflowers (as well as chia and quinoa in some places)can be started a mo...
Winter survival depends on more than just cold: excess dryness, alternating high and low temperatures, and saturated soil will all kill plants that might have survived the cold. Here is a simple checklist for winter survival:Choose the right varie...
Siting the Winter Garden
It is important to site your winter garden in a place best for the
plants, but even more important that it be where you will remember to
use it. Try to find a good place close to the door so you can check your