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You Can Grow Chickpeas!

Chickpeas come in easy-to-peel pods. Chickpeas growing in a 3′ x 6′ raised bed When I heard that the United Nations named 2016 the International Year of Pulses, it motivated me to grow pulses, but first...

Revitalize Your Houseplants with Worm Castings

A few years ago a young woman asked me for help with her large, potted acacia tree. “I’ve had it for several years, and it was doing fine until recently. Now, the leaves are...

Take a Closer Look at Crows

A crow on a barren branch in Death Valley, California. All spring and summer, our fields and gardens are crowded with busy songbirds flitting in and out of feeders, carrying bits of twig and string...

How To Set Up Fertigation System: Video

Fertilizing is an important part in producing big productive plants… This video will show how to install a fertigation system, teach you how fertigation works, options available, mixing and much more. It’s great for vegetables...

Tips On Using Lime in the Home Garden

We’ve written about when to lime your lawn, and applying it in the garden and landscape as well. The use of lime for soil is a subject many homeowners write off as – unimportant....

10 Best Tools for Turning the Soil

Part of “building” a good healthy garden is caring for the soil. Just as farmers use a tractor to plow and turn the soil, homeowners needs to do the same to blend the compost,...

15 Flowers Hummingbirds Love To Visit

Hummingbirds make wonderful additions to the garden. Hummingbird flowers and hummingbird feeders will help attract them to the garden. But, there are plants like these 15 we can call the hummingbird favorite flowers. The presence of birds, especially the...

8 No No’s In The Vegetable Garden

Irrespective of whether you are a beginner or a guru in growing vegetables, making mistakes is inevitable. You might not repeat the old mistakes, but you’ll always commit new ones each and every year....

Cool Looking Hands Cupped Stone Garden Planter

I posted this hand cupped planter… cause I thought it was interesting. I’ll bet you can think of many places it could work in a garden or landscape. Unfortunately, I have not been able to...

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

People are always asking what planting zone they live in. The new updated 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map will help you determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The...