The Top 5 Mediterranean Herbs: Growing, Eating, and Healing

Different kinds of Mediterranean herbs in terracotta pots.

What should you start growing in your culinary herb garden? Consider the five most common Mediterranean seasoning herbs to start – they’re not just easy to plant and harvest, either indoors or out in your garden, they also help to bring out exceptional flavors in your meals while adding natural, healthy healing elements to foods and natural remedies. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Jerusalem Artichokes (Sunchokes)

Gloved hands hold a crated of freshly harvested Jerusalem artichoke tubers.

In spite of the name, no, this isn’t really an artichoke! Instead, sunchokes are a close relative of the sunflower, and the plant looks quite a bit like it, too. Read on for all you need to know about this bright, tasty, and easy-to-grow flower, plus some tips for mastering the preparation of these delicious tubers the French way, and even its potential health benefits. Check it out on Gardener’s Path now!

The Art of Cover Cropping: Sustainable Care for a Happy Garden

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What is cover cropping? Is it right for you, your plants, and your gardening needs? Our simple answer: of course! It might not be as quick as using chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides – but you’ll soon learn that you’re saving time and money on both soil building and plant food, all while doing your environment and your garden some huge favors. Read about it here at the Gardener’s Path!

Plant Nutrients: What They Need and When They Need It

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Did you know that appearance, disease, growth stage, and more reveal what nutrients plants need? Like us, plants need a wide range of nutrients, and they can gain them from many sources. Learn how to master plant nutrients, diagnose deficiencies, and restore balance here at Gardener’s Path!

Get a Hand in the Garden: The Best Hand Cultivators

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Need a hand with smaller weeding, cultivating, and amending tasks? A hand cultivator is the perfect option! With so many different kinds to choose from, the trusty gardening claw is amazing at plucking out unwanted little sprouts. Aerating and loosening up soil around your plants’ roots is easy, bringing your plants no harm while getting up close and personal. Check out our review of the best models now.

How to Plant and Grow Beets

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If you’re planting for spring or fall, don’t forget to put beets on your list! From ruby-red to gold and even white varieties – and even sweeter, less beety tasting types – learn how to grow, harvest, cook, and even get healthy with these colorful roots right here at Gardener’s Path.

How to Plant and Grow Garlic in Your Veggie Patch

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Garlic is one of the best loved and most often used kitchen ingredients. Widely appreciated for its many health benefits, it’s a workhorse in the garden too, acting as a natural pesticide and keeping other plants healthy. Keep reading for all the information you need to plant and grow garlic in your garden.

Your Ultimate Guide to Square Foot Gardening

A man's hands are being used to transplant seedlings into a square foot garden.

If you’ve caught that homegrown food and DIY gardening fever but don’t know where (or how) to start, it might be time to get out your ruler, and start thinking smaller! Learn all you need to know to start square foot gardening here on Gardener’s Path. This age-old approach to producing your own food is still super relevant today, saving you tons of money, and toil. Learn how to grow delicious food crops in amazingly small spaces – read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Ginger in Your Home Garden

Freshly harvested ginger with the green leafy tops still attached.

Ginger is a wonderful herb, but those who want to grow it run into a dilemma: it’s a tropical plant! Can you grow it in colder climates, even throughout winter, for culinary use? Read on, and you’ll find that it’s not so hard – with the right techniques, this can be a tasty and rewarding pastime.

Get Growing with the Infinite Cedar Raised Garden Bed

Infinite Cedar Raised Garden Bed 3X6 ft in a residential backyard setting.

Infinite Cedar Raised Garden Beds available in 3×3 and 3×6-foot sizes represent excellent value for the money. Easy to assemble, they can be stacked to create high raised beds. The cost of the kits is usually less than buying the lumber and hardware from your local lumberyard, and a 5-year warranty gives peace of mind.

10 of the Best DIY Greenhouses and Cold Frames For Your Backyard

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Want to boost your garden’s productivity throughout winter, early spring, and beyond? Visit Gardener’s Path and learn about season extension: how to build greenhouses, cold frames, hoop houses, and more to protect your crops from the cold – with tips from beloved gardening and homesteading bloggers.

The Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening

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Raised beds are excellent for those with hard clay or soils with too much sand. They assist with drainage for climates with too much rain and help retain moisture for those who don’t get enough. And they are ideal for those with back and knee problems. Read more about the benefits of these gardening enclosures now!

Great Tips: A Grower’s Guide to Asparagus

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Tired of seeing annual vegetables come and go? Then it’s time to plant asparagus in your gardening corner of the world! With the right care and less maintenance than most other crops, a couple years of patience will bring up asparagus spears each spring for years and years. Find your complete guide to growing the perennial right here, at Gardener’s Path.

How to Start Worm Farming: Adventures in Composting and Vermiculture

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Are you looking to recycle your food trash and improve your garden soil at the same time? Trhy vermicomposting, Grow your own earthworms and turn your food trash into valuable compost that can be applied straight to your plants or made into a manure tea! Find out all you need to know now!

Teaming with Microbes: A Fresh Review for Today’s Gardeners

Close up of a white beneficial fungus spreading across the soil.

Teaming With Microbes was a landmark guide for raising awareness of the soil food web in 2006 – and promoting more environmentally aware, chemical-free gardening techniques – fueling an organic food revolution. Does it still apply today? Read more on Gardener’s Path now, and find out why you should toss out those chemical pesticides and fertilizers!