Flowers in the vegetable garden can improve biodiversity and reduce the incidence of pests. There are plenty of flowers that can be planted throughout the vegetable garden, but here are my six favorite flowers chosen for their ability to support vegetable crops.
Maximilian sunflower is a beautiful flower to add to your garden, but its uses go beyond beauty. Learn about this permaculture plant and 8 reasons to grow it in your landscape.
Cucumbers can be a tricky crop to grow for many gardeners. This guide will review the growing needs of cucumbers and some strategies for minimizing pest and disease so you can grow your best cucumbers.
Calendula flowers can benefit soil, repel pests, and aid healing. I’ve been growing Calendula officinalis–also called pot marigold–throughout my garden for years, and can hardly contain my excitement to tell you all about it! Here are some of the many reasons this herb is frequently grown in the permaculture garden.
Many of us inherit gardens and yards that consist of lifeless or hardpan soil unfit for growing edibles. Good quality soil is essential for an abundant garden and reducing the incidence of pests. While there are many ways to improve soil quality for the purpose of growing food, these are the seven methods that have been the most successful for me.
Oregano is one of the most popular herbs to grow in an herb garden. Here are six reasons why you should add oregano to your garden.
Many ornamental and wild fruits are overly tart and seedy when eaten fresh, but become sweet and mellow when made into jelly. Here are five berry-producing plants that are easy to grow and a few ideas for making and using a mixed-fruit jelly.
Edible landscaping is an easy way to grow food while keeping a front yard beautiful and tidy. Based on lessons I learned from keeping an edible front yard for five years, this article will help you create a bountiful edible landscape.