How to Grow Leeks

A hand from the right of the frame grasping the stem of a mature leek plant, ready to pull it out of the soil. To the left and in the background are rows of the same vegetable, with dark soil surrounding them, in bright sunshine.

Underutilized in American kitchens but delicious and worthy of a larger role in everyday recipes, leeks are easy to grow. They require rich soil, a good amount of water, and lots of sun. Read on for expert tips and advice about how to add this member of the onion family to your garden, and dine like the French do.

Your Fall Tree Planting Guide

A pair of human hands plants a tree sapling in early fall.

To get insider tips on why fall is the best time to plant trees in your landscape, discover what “fall” actually means, depending on what part of the country you live in, and get expert advice about all the steps involved in planting trees for the maximum chances of success, read more now.

How to Plant A Southern Fall Vegetable Garden

Gardener using a shovel to turn over soil.

Learn all about how and when to plant a southern fall vegetable garden, and enjoy homegrown produce well into fall and winter, when your northern friends can’t even see their soil underneath all the snow. Plus, get expert tips on which plants you’re likely to have success with in autumn.

How to Propagate American Beautyberries

Close up of branches of American beautyberry with ripe berries in early fall.

Now on Gardener’s Path, learn how to propagate the lovely native American shrub beautyberry. You’ll want as multitutes of these graceful plants with their large, light-green leaves, arching branches, and eye-catching purple berries, and it’s easy to get more plants from seeds or softwood cuttings. Find out more now.

Why Autumn is the Best Time for Planting Shrubs

Pyracantha or firethorn shrub with a colorful display of orange berries in the autumn.

When you feel that glorious nip in the air, you know it’s time for fall shrub planting. Head to the garden store, make some selections, fish out the spade from the toolshed, and give your bushes a tremendous head start — they’ll reward you beautifully come springtime. Get all the info now.

The Best 15 Woody Shrubs for Fall Color

A Japanese style garden in the autumn showing off bright orange, red, and yellow fall colors.

While many plants, with their beautifully colored flowers, shine brightly in spring and summer, others really come alive in autumn. We put together a list of our favorite woody shrubs that add spectacular fall color to the landscape with their leaves, stems, or flowers. Read the roundup now on Gardener’s Path.

How to Harvest and Store Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are misnamed but easy-to-grow, healthful root vegetables that are completely unrelated to regular potatoes. Now, on Gardener’s Path, discover the intricacies of harvesting, curing, and storing your own homegrown tubers. You’ll also find some easy and delicious ways to prepare this tasty orange veggie.

How to Grow Flavorful Cardamom in Your Home Garden

Green cardamom pods still on the bush.

Looking to add a taste of the tropics to your garden? Consider growing green cardamom, the spicy, citrusy, minty spice that’s used to season Indian and Middle Eastern savory dishes, as well as delicious breads and pastries the world over. Learn more about growing this delicious spice now on Gardener’s Path.

How to Harvest Sweet Pea Seeds

Pink sweet pea blossoms. Close up.

If you love colorful, fragrant sweet pea vines so much you’d like to have more of them in more parts of your garden, or if you’d like to share with your neighbors, check out this guide to saving sweet pea seeds on Gardener’s Path. You’ll learn which plants to harvest from, when to harvest, and how to store seeds.

How to Grow and Use Capers

Close up of of the purple, white, and yellow blooms of the caper bush, Capparis spinosa.

Looking for an intriguing edible plant with spectacular flowers that will astound the neighbors? Consider growing caper bush, a Mediterranean native whose preserved fruit makes a delicious addition to many dishes. Learn more about growing this tough beauty — and preserving the fruit — now on Gardener’s Path.