ChrisMcLaughlin, contributor | April 25th, 20097 comments
While you're planting food and flowers in your garden, why not plant a garden craft, as well? Birdhouse gourds or bottle gourds are one of the thick-skinned gourds that are mainly grown for crafts or decoration.
ChrisMcLaughlin, contributor | April 16th, 20092 comments
Whether you choose organic or inorganic mulch depends on what your growing and personal preference. But all mulches can be counted on for water retention and as weed-suppressors. Less weeding is, quite frankly, what perked my interest in mulches to begin with.
ChrisMcLaughlin, contributor | April 13th, 20091 comment
After years of attempting to force my palate to conform to the masses, I finally gave up trying to understand why no one else was talking about the little seeds that became embedded in my molars. I realized that maybe the world was silently cringing just like me to get to the sweet nectar of the strawberry.