Gardening
Grow your own food and herbs with the best natural and organic gardening tips.

Please Bees with Germander

While many plants are known to be bee magnets, honeybees and bumblebees will pass them all by when germander blooms.

Gardening Tips: Attract bees to Your Garden

Herbs are some of the most powerful plants and flowers for attracting bees and other beneficial insects to your garden.

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Browse more great gardening content in the Mother Earth Living archives.


Winter Gardening

How to Use Compost
Use this plant-by-plant guide to take advantage of all the benefits your garden can gain from compost.

The Essence of Rosemary: Help Rosemary Survive Winter
The signature scent of the season can boost your mood, flavor food and, possibly, make you smarter.

How to Start Seeds Indoors
Use our tips to start seeds indoors now, and kick off your superproductive, unique and money-saving garden.

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GREENHOUSE VEGETABLE GARDENING

“A garden should be easy and fun to care for—don’t complicate things unnecessarily.” This is the slogan of author Inger Palmstierna. In Greenhouse Vegetable Gardening, she helps readers find the joy of cultivating in their very own greenhouses. Palmstierna is a gardening authority with vast knowledge on everything that grows. With infectious enthusiasm, this garden writer and horticulturist explains how to cultivate a successful garden or orchard.

The greenhouse is the place where green thumbs are realized and your imagination can run wild. Palmstierna believes that the greenhouse provides opportunities, but does not demand. Greenhouse Vegetable Gardening is an accessible book with many beautiful pictures and practical instructions. The topics covered include:

  • Building and decorating your greenhouse
  • Training seedlings and early plant development
  • How to sow, grow and winter plants
  • How to harvest vegetables and herbs
  • How to cultivate summer flowers for planting
  • And more!

In addition to providing a garden year-round, the greenhouse can also be a beautiful addition to your yard and can be customized to match your tastes. You’ll learn the basics on what to consider when buying, laying the foundations for, and decorating your greenhouse—as well as how to plan and use one. Soon after you’ll be ready to explore the many types of vegetables and flowering plants that thrive in greenhouses.

So get ready to enjoy fresh vegetables and flowers year-round!

$19.95

  • Width: 10'-0" Depth: 12'-0"
  • Three popular sizes - 10' x 12' , 10' x 16' , 10' x 20'
  • Height floor to peak - 8'-4 1/2"
  • Ceiling height - 6'-4"
  • 4'-0" x 6'-4" double-door for easy access
  • Ample storage area for your lawn or garden equipment
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Standard Foundation - Wood floor on 4x4 runners

These barns provide ample storage for your lawn and garden equipment, and can be built in any of three popular sizes: 10-by-12, 10-by-16 and 10-by-20.


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STOREY'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO POULTRY BREEDS

More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds, the ultimate primer for farmers and fanciers alike. Admire the handsome black and white plumage of Lakenvelder roosters, read the fascinating history of the Blue Hens of Delaware, and marvel at the petite size and toylike appearance of Call ducks. And if you’re curious to know which heritage turkeys are making a comeback, look no further. This definitive guide to North American barnyard and wild fowl includes a brief history of each breed, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography that celebrates the birds’ quirky personalities and charming good looks. If it’s fowl facts and photos you want, you’ll find them all here.

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