Gardening Category Archives

End of Summer Planting Ideas – Top 7 Must-Grow Vegetables

Fresh vegetables from the home garden don’t have to be a thing of the past once summer days wane. Mid-summer is the perfect time to start a second garden that will extend your harvesting. Many crops even produce and taste better as temperatures cool while warmer months would have them bolting, tasting bitter or becoming woody. Here …

Garden Hoe Evolution And Its History Over The Years

“My hoe, as it bites the ground, revenges my wrongs and I have less lust to bite my enemies. In smoothing the rough hillocks, I smooth my temper.” – In this quote, Ralph Waldo Emerson illustrates the calming, meditative benefits of hoeing the garden. The garden hoe is one of the oldest, yet underrated tools of gardening. …

Gardening Know How Sponsorship Recipient: Caridad Gardens.

This year, Gardening Know How’s School and Community Garden Sponsorship Program was fortunate enough to help support 20 gardens with $1,000 each. These gardens represent a wide array of community and school programs, from Florida to Saskatchewan and many places in between. Each has its own unique and powerful story, and we’re excited to share them with …

Q&A with Kris Hirschmann, author of “Forest Club: A Year of Activities, Crafts, and Exploring Nature”

After working for a decade as a magazine and book editor, Kris Hirschmann embarked on a 20-year freelance career writing books for children and young adults. She is constantly inspired by her own children, who let her see the world through a child’s eyes every day. She lives just outside Orlando, Florida. What made you want to …

Top 10 Questions About Watermelons

Gardening Know How gets a lot of questions when it comes to growing plants and their subsequent care. We try to provide answers to those questions as best we can so that gardeners can feel more at ease when issues crop up in the garden. Watermelons are popular vining plants grown in gardens for their luscious juicy fruit, …

5 Strategies For Repelling Pests Naturally

If you’ve got pest problems, it’s easy and convenient to reach for a can of bug spray. The problem is that toxic chemicals are unhealthy for you and extremely bad for the environment. Usually, typical garden and household pests can be controlled by natural means. Here are 5 easy strategies for repelling pests naturally. Peppermint tea – …

Traditional Olive Uses And Cultural History

Olives are everywhere in today’s world, seen chilling on toothpicks in martinis, mixed into salads or scattered onto pizza. And you can find olive oil in many modern kitchens around the country. So it may not occur to you that the olive tree is older than time. Literally! Olive Tree Origins It’s impossible to pin down olive …

Citronella Pros And Cons: Using Citronella For Pest Control

Warm summer temperatures have everyone out in droves, including the mosquitoes. We’ve all heard about West Nile virus, Zika and Malaria, so summer is a good time to grab not only the sunscreen but the citronella candles too. Citronella is a common name for Cymbopogon nardus, a type of perennial grass with lemon-scented leaves. Essential oils distilled …