Gardening Archives

Compost: Start Planning Next Year’s Garden Now

It’s no secret: the best way to have a good crop is to start with high-quality soil. Unfortunately, fertile soil takes many months to develop, and in the colder seasons it’s easy to neglect our summer garden plots. While your garden rests this winter, why not start up a new compost that will plump your summer produce, reduce your household …

The Humble Beet

If you’ve forgotten this dreaded veggie in your weekly repast, it’s time to remember it again. The humble beet boasts antioxidants and detoxifying agents to boost your health, while its surprisingly smooth, buttery texture might just make it a new household hit. Beet Disease According to researchers at The World’s Healthiest Foods (whfoods.org), beets contain two betalains (betanin and vulgaxanthin) …

Be a Butterfly Hero

NWF’s New Butterfly Hero Campaign Inspires Kids and Families to Save the Iconic Monarch Butterfly The majestic monarch butterfly is in decline and needs our help. National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is giving away 10,000 Butterfly Heroes Garden kits to help save the monarch butterfly. NWF’s new Butterfly Hero Campaign, launched March 4, 2015, …

Earth Day Everyday

By Kat Freestone April 22 isn’t the only day we should devote to cleaning, protecting and improving our planet; it’s the little steps along the way that matter, too. Join the movement to create a healthier, happier earth with these simple steps. Switch Light Bulbs By switching from old-fashioned, energy-guzzling bulbs to the new, compact fluorescent lights, you’ll save both …

Indoor Gardening with Kids

by Ginger Henderson The days may be feeling cold and dreary, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an early spring.  Plant an indoor garden with your kids to help ease the winter doldrums and keep your green thumb active!  Not sure how to begin?  Read on to learn about supplies, spaces and good plants to use. Places and Spaces …