Preparation for Spring Planting
It’s never too early to start thinking about planting your garden for the spring. I know I am already thinking about spring and warm weather. Spring officially starts Sunday, March 20th and it’s important to know when it is the right time to purchase your flowers and begin the planting process.
Although the weather is still chilly, early spring planting has already begun in Texas.
Watch out for these three common technique mistakes in your garden this spring.
Americans are being asked to turn up the thermostat 3 degrees on June 21. If you find you don't notice the difference, why not keep it up? You will notice the difference in your electric bill.
Prometheus Springs’ capsaicin-spiced elixirs pack the spiciness—and health benefits—of capsaicin into six delicious flavors.
Planting herbs in pots is a great way to jump into gardening, and you'll be able to use your harvest every day.
Here’s a list of what foods are in season this spring. You should be able to find the best deals on these items at grocery stores and farmers’ markets this time of year.
Get ready for spring! Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares her ideas for organizing her home by repurposing and reusing the stuff she already has, and she invites you to share your spring cleaning ideas with her.
Take the guesswork out of planting with the new ZIP-code tailored When to Plant app from Mother Earth News magazine.
It is time, however, to start cleaning up garden beds and preparing for new plants in the garden. If, like me, you've allowed that pesky Coastal Bermuda to invade your beds, now is the time to dig it out. Learn more.
Get our best garden tips from the April/May issue of Mother Earth Living.
Learn more about the peanut butter fruit that could be a part of your fruit garden.
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore plants her vegetable seedlings.
Check out these weekly tips for growing healthy, beautiful plants indoors.
Fresh lilacs are just one of many edible flowers you can enjoy this spring.
Readers share what they are doing with their herbs until spring arrives.
Readers share which herbs they can't wait to plant come springtime.
Spring is the perfect season to start a nature journal. Observe and record the natural wonders of the season and connect to both nature and self, while practicing mindfulness and expressing creativity. Try these simple spring journaling prompts to get started!
Get ready for planting and picking with fun, useful garden gear.
April can be such a frustrating month for an outdoors-woman in Colorado.
Here's a sneak peek from the upcoming June 2008 issue of Herbs for Health.
The upcoming Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Mother Earth News Fair promises hundreds of presentations on sustainable, self-reliant living; dozens of animals on display; delicious food; and tons of fun.
Spring cleaning in the garden, for the Lemon Verbena Lady, begins by examining some of her favorite herbs. Read on as she shares how she's pacing herself this spring.
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares images of the spring flowers blooming in her garden.
If spring is giving you peas, it's best to eat them right away before their sugars degrade. Here's how to whip them up into a wonderful spring soup.
Little gnatty flies smothering your prized houseplants? Learn what they are and how to eradicate them, once and for all.
Take advantage of farmers market finds this spring and pick up a rack of lamb for these Garlic-Rosemary Lamb Chops.
Desperately waiting for the arrival of spring? Have patience! Using container herbs will help keep your spirits up during this long winter.
Many of Cynthia's plants, such as bluebonnet and Kaffir lime, had a difficult battle during the winter. They are now blooming in her early spring garden.
My grandmother taught me everything I need to know about keeping my house clean—without chemicals.
Combine two of this hopeful season's symbols—herbs and eggs—in this simple project that celebrates spring.
FLOR's Spring 2012 collection of modular carpet tiles includes cozy berbers and bold prints made from recycled Nylon, wool and other sustainable fibers.
The Lemon Verbena Lady is happily finding herbs in her spring herb garden while she remembers favorite recipe to use with each herb.
Spring clean your home with natural, food-safe Arm and Hammer Baking Soda instead of harsh cleaners.
Companion planting can help your favorite plants achieve their full potential.
The weather outside may be frightful, but it’s a delightful time to curl up with a stack of gardening books and begin planning next season’s harvest.
Use these five excellent resources for help planning a productive, healthy, money-saving vegetable garden this spring.
If you're starting seeds indoors, consider making your own biodegradable seed-starting pots out of newspaper, cardboard or eggshells.
The winter weather is putting a damper on my mood. Last night, in a desperate attempt to lighten things up, I cooked up Orecchiette with Goat Cheese, Peas and Mint, a quick pasta dish that celebrates spring.
Try this delicious recipe for salty, crunchy stinging nettle chips made fresh from the garden.
These nettle chips are deliciously unique and packed with nutrients. Try this perfectly satisfying salty snack in early spring.
This simple and delcicious spring soup is sure to be a favorite among kids and adults!
Wet and windy conditions haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia out of her herb garden. See how her plants are thriving despite the spring Texas weather.
The Herb Society of America will honor the rose this year at its annual spring symposium.
A spontaneous idea to erect a "spring tree" brings together a neighborhood and community.
Take a look at some recipes for healthier cleaning at home.
Treat your skin with plants from your backyard!
Big news in the world of herbs: A new experimental drug derived from milk thistle saved two men after they consumed poisonous mushrooms.
With just three ingredients and two simple steps, you can clear away germs and freshen your home's air to welcome spring.
Some of the nastiest chemicals we bring into our homes are used to clean ovens and drains—and they're not necessary. Learn how to clean your entire kitchen using vinegar, baking soda and a little salt and lemon juice. You'll love the results!
Dani shares her spring break adventures and explains how you can stay green, even on vacation.
Start your spring cleaning this year with homemade, eco-friendly cleaners.
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
Mexican mint marigold, green pepper basil and lemon eucalyptus are just a few of the herbs in Cynthia's herb garden showing new signs of growth this spring.
This spring become more self-reliant by planting herbs in pots, building raised garden beds, creating a worm composting bin and making your own fence paint. These gardening tips for spring will have you anticipating sunny days.
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
This spring garden festival will provide herb enthusists with a wide variety of annuals, perennials, and more, all grown from local farms and greenhouses.
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
Celebrate spring by indulging in these 5 seasonal superfoods—delicious, nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables.
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