Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Indoor pineapple in purple pot

How to Grow Pineapples as Houseplants

Want a taste of the tropics in your living room? Here's everything you need to know about how to grow a pineapple as a houseplant.
Fresh Basil Cutting Board

How to Harvest Basil from Your Garden and Use it at Home

Mid-summer is the perfect time to reap the benefits of your herb garden. Read on to learn how to harvest basil, use it and preserve it.

How to Use Neem Oil in Your Garden

Here's everything you need to know about neem oil, a popular choice for organic insect and disease control. Read on to find out more.
Pomegranate fruit

How to Grow Pomegranate Plants from Seed

Sandy asks, “Can I grow a pomegranate plant from seed?”

Yes, you can grow pomegranate plants from seeds; though if the seeds came from a hybrid plant, the fruit may not be identical. Read on to find out how.
Ripening blackberries

How to Pick Wild Blackberries and Raspberries

During summer, nature begins to offer a bounty all its own, free for the picking – wild berries! And if you're new to berry picking, the best place to start is with wild blackberries and raspberries. Read on for some tips on when and how to pick, store, and cook wild berries in your area.
Broccoli plant

How to Grow Broccoli in Your Vegetable Garden

Broccoli is one of the most nutritious on the planet, and it's easy to grow. Read on to find out how to grow broccoli in your garden.

How to Protect Your Garden from Freezing Temperatures

Gardeners often worry about freezing temperatures and frosts that can kill plants and damage crops. Here's how to protect tender plants when the mercury drops below freezing.

Choosing the Right Size Vegetable Garden

"What size should my first summer vegetable garden be?"

One of the hardest decisions in planning a garden is deciding what size. Read on for tips on planning the garden that's right for you.
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Using Bt for Organic Caterpillar Control in Your Garden

If caterpillars are devouring your garden, one safe and effective way to get rid of them is by applying Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis), a naturally occurring, organic bacteria that can be applied as a liquid or powder. Read on to find out more.