The Manual of Seed Saving Harvesting, Storing, and Sowing Techniques for Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits by Andrea Heistinger 344 pages Timber Press, 2013 List price: $39.95 Growing from seed has always been a standard practice of gardeners, especially those who … Read Article
Gardening by Cuisine by Patti Moreno 256 pages Sterling, 2013 List price: $18.95 With the second season upon us, we get another chance to grow what we like to eat and “The Garden Girl” Patti Moreno gives us a good … Read Article
The Speedy Vegetable Garden by Mark Diacono & Lia Leendertz 208 pages Timber Press, 2013 List price: $18.95 Some people aren’t into gardening and some people are obsessed with it. The Speedy Vegetable Garden is for those that are somewhere … Read Article
Want to create a compost but don’t have enough materials to get started? Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskin of Little House in the Suburbs share how to adapt purchased compost to reflect the richness of homemade compost.
Little House in the Suburbs Backyard farming and home skills for self-sufficient living by Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskin 256 pages Betterway Home, 2012 List price: $22.99 With self-sufficiency gaining in popularity, the timing is perfect for a book like … Read Article
‘Minnesota Midget’ cantaloupe is a backyard gardener’s dream. These super-sweet, softball-size muskmelons grow on unusual three- to four-foot vines. You can even grow ‘Minnesota Midget’ in a container on your patio, because it is that well behaved. Each plant will … Read Article
The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year No Matter Where You Live by Niki Jabbour 248 pages Storey Publishing, 2011 List price: $19.95 Growing your own food has become a priority in more … Read Article
Kathy Cropp talks with Dan Long, owner of Brushwood Nursery, about choosing and caring for vines and climbing plants. Read Article
In this episode, Kathy Cropp talks with Don Dobbs, who has been the general manager of Willhite Seed for 50 years. Don shares new developments in seed varieties—especially in watermelons, which have long been a Willhite specialty—and he offers advice … Read Article
Listen to this free podcast to hear Kathy Cropp describe the benefits of Garden How-To University and talk with Diana Warren about garden learning in general.
In this episode of Garden How-To, Kathy Cropp discusses beneficial and damaging insects commonly encountered in gardens. She interviews her daughter, Darcy Cropp, a certified pesticide applicator and market grower of flowers and vegetables, for her perspective. This episode includes … Read Article