Thank goodness spring is finally in full swing! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the garden is calling. The sunshine had given me a real case of garden fever this week. I can’t wait to finally dig into the organic soil again and to sit back and enjoy the beauty of my […]
by the Rodale’s team You tend your garden with love and care, which creates a lovely sanctuary for little bugs, animals, and feathered friends. But if you’d like to take your love of nature’s fauna to the next level, here are a few of our favorite homes, baths, and feed for the birds (and […]
by the Rodale’s team It’s seed buying season! That lovely time of year where we can forget, even for just a few moments, that it’s cold and snowy out. A time when we can sit and imagine our yards once again dripping in sunshine and greenery, filled with bees and flowers and the sweet smells […]
It is finally spring! Which means it’s time to start gardening again. Did you plant peas on St. Patrick’s Day? Or start your first potatoes or onions of the season? I haven’t been able to plant much yet, with the polar vortex’s leftovers still in my garden—but I am gearing up, literally, with my favorite […]
by guest blogger Robyn Jasko. The seed catalogs that have probably filled your mailbox over the past few months are awfully tempting with their gorgeous pictures and fancy new varieties, but with so many terms (organic, hybrid, open-pollinated, and such) used to describe them, what does it all mean? Here’s a quick guide to help you decipher your catalog…
by guest blogger Tim Mountz. Most people are shocked to find out that someone whose nickname is Timato loves October and fall so much. But fall is such a great time to be in the garden, with its bounty of produce, the return of much-needed rain, and the disappearance of bugs and weeds. Everything seems to slow down and say, “Go ahead, grow what you want; we’re done.”
by guest blogger Tim Mountz. Sometimes the greatest things in life are the things that just happen to you and not the ones that you lay out in great plans. I did not choose to be a seed-growing farmer; it chose me.
I can’t remember a winter that has seemed longer, and more depressing in general. However, it is now officially March, which means that even though it won’t be warm and wonderful for at least another month or two, it is now permissible to reasonably expect that gardening season will return, and one must be prepared. […]