Landscape designer, horticulturist and author Maureen Gilmer encourages gardeners to embrace their inner tightwad in her new book, “The Small Budget Gardener: All the Dirt on Saving Money in Your Garden.” Gardeners should pretend they live 30 miles from town so they’ll carefully think about their gardening needs before buying.
WesternGardener, contributor | March 24th, 20103 comments
Waffle gardens were the original square foot kitchen gardens used by Native Americans for dryland farming because they helped conserve precious resources. You can take a step back in time and try this ancient planting method.
Ruth, Web producer | February 19th, 20103 comments
Yes, you can grow vegetables in water. In aquaponics, the plants are fertilized by fish. Rob Torcellini's greenhouse, assembled from a kit, is home to fish and plants in an interconnected system cobbled together from pipes, pumps, and tanks. Take a video tour, and learn more about aquaponics.
This video will show you how to transplant your young seedlings to the garden or larger containers.Related video: How to Start SeedsFor links to articles, blog posts, and videos on starting vegetable...
WesternGardener, contributor | February 11th, 20102 comments
One-gallon cans of jumbo-sized packets of garden seeds can be a thrifty alternative for home gardeners who plant large gardens. Each large can contains 16 different veggie favorites and gives new meaning to “canned vegetables.”