Don’t Buy Ladybugs to Control Aphids, and Other Gardening Myths Debunked

Ladybugs eat aphids. So if aphids are eating your potato plants, you might be tempted to mail-order a ton of ladybugs (yes, this is a thing you can do) to solve your garden woes. There’s a flaw in that plan, though: when you release ladybugs, they fly away . […] Click here to view original […]

6 Fruits And Veggies You Can Buy Once And Regrow Forever

Most people hack off and toss the leafy top of a pineapple. Resourceful people plant these spiky parts to grow yet another pineapple.  In fact, certain fruits and vegetables are prime for planting and reproducing. Some may take more time and care than others: That pineapple, for example, will take more than a year to […]

No backyard, no problem: how to grow your own vegetables in an apartment

We are increasingly disconnected from the food we eat. What better way to fix that than to grow your own stash? Madeleine Somerville explains how For the five years I spent as a youth worker, I spent my days playing pool and handing out condoms, functioning as an advocate and running a gardening program called […]