Author Archives: Peter Garnham

The War Over Seeds

There is a billion-dollar war going on in the seed industry, and most gardeners are blissfully unaware of it. At stake are thousands of varieties that gardeners treasure, and a basic question: Who owns Nature?

Making Fast Compost with Leaves

To bring soil back to life—or, rather, to bring life back to the soil—you just have to add vegetative matter. Compost is the classic method, but fall is the best time of year to do it the easy way, with leaves.