The brassica family of vegetables includes cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage. Martha's head gardener, Ryan McCallister, demonstrates the proper way to harvest each of these vegetables.
How to Care for Cauliflower in a Vegetable Garden
Blanching cauliflower plants in the vegetable garden is an important technique that enables the cauliflower to become that rich white color. It's a very simple process and will produce beautiful cauliflower in your garden.
Tips for Planting Vegetables in Late Summer
There are two techniques for seeding the vegetable garden that will produce a great harvest. Ryan McCallister shows both traditional row seeding for planting carrots and broadcast seeding to grow lettuce.
When to Harvest Zucchinis in a Vegetable Garden
Martha's head gardener, Ryan McCallister, has a few tips and techniques to help you get a plentiful harvest of zucchini this season.
How to Protect Your Garden from Extreme Heat
Garden designer Shirley Bovshow shares some great tips to keep your plants healthy in the midst of a heat wave. Shirley's tips are simple and cost effective, and will keep your plants at their best all year long. Shirley also debunks some common garden mistakes that may make the heat wave worse for your plants.
How to Grow an Indoor Micro Garden
Garden designer Shirley Bovshow shares some simple steps to creating your own micro garden. Not only is micro gardening inexpensive, as Shirley shows, you can start harvesting fresh and delicious sprouts and wheat grass in just a few days.
How to Deal With Newly Planted Trees Problems
Learn how to recognize and treat problems with a newly planted tree.
How to Plant a Cold Weather Garden
Garden Designer Shirley Bovshow shows which veggies to plant for a cold weather harvest. Among Shirley's picks are kale and spinach, both of which can survive temperatures below freezing. And as a bonus, 'Home and Family' co-host Cristina Ferrare shares a simple recipe for homemade kale chips.
How to Keep Your Fall Lawn Clean: 3 Must-Haves
Fall lawn maintenance tips include various ways to remove fallen leaves.
Why You Need to Aerate Your Lawn in the Fall
Jay encourages homeowners to use an aerator to revitalize compacted lawns.
Grow Vegetables in Cool Months with a Raised Garden Bed
Jay uses a kit to build a raised garden for winter herbs and vegetables.
Install a Composter and Rain Barrel to Recycle Lawn Waste
Composting and rain harvesting turn lawn waste into organic fertilizer.
Plants That Spread in the Garden
Learn how to spot and prevent plants that spread throughout your garden.
The Grumpy Gardener's Tips for Rooting Hydrangeas
Learn how to multiply your hydrangeas with this simple rooting technique.
Learn the Right Time to Prune
Learn the best times to prune any flowering tree or shrub from The Grumpy Gardener (aka Steve Bender).
Easy Ways to Change Hydrangea Colors
Whether you want pink or blue, it's easy to change the color of your hydrangea blooms.
How to Take Care of Lilies
Taking a look at a variety of lilies, learn how to grow them in your garden.
How To Get Rid of Stink Bugs
Learn three natural ways to get rid of stink bugs on plants from The Grumpy Gardener (aka Steve Bender).
How to Make Your Own Mulch With a Chipper Shredder
Matt Ellsworth from ECHO Inc. demonstrates how to safely make your own mulch using a chipper shredder and explains the benefits of using a chipper shredder over a chipper.
Benefits of a Multi-Purpose Gardening Tool
Matt Ellsworth from ECHO Inc. explains how to purchase a multi-purpose tool and the benefits of this budget-friendly tool.
Thinning the Vegetable Garden
Vegetable plants may grow too close together if the seeds were planted directly into the soil. Thinning is a necessary and great way to ensure the best growing conditions for your vegetables.
The Trick to Growing Zucchini in Your Garden
Zucchini and squash are delicious summer vegetables. Martha's head gardener, Ryan McCallister, demonstrates "hilling," which is great technique for growing zucchini and squash in your garden.
How to Deal With Pests in the Garden
Learn how to prevent and treat various pests in the garden.
How to Ensure an Abundant Tomato Harvest
Proper maintenance of tomato plants is very important to maximize your harvest. Martha's head gardener, Ryan McCallister, demonstrates the methods of tomato maintenance that he uses in Martha's garden.
Ocean Treasures That Support Your Garden
Garden designer Shirley Bovshow explains why beach season can be a boon time for your garden, and how kelp and seashells can help keep your garden lush and healthy. Plus, Shirley shows how you can make your own kelp extract.
How to Improve Your Summer Garden
Garden designer Shirley Bovshow shares tips on how you can improve your summer garden. Thanks to some pics from our ‘Home and Family’ viewers, Shirley explains what you can do to get the most out of your garden.
Dan Barber's New Way of Sustainable Farming
Chef Dan Barber discusses a new way of sustainable farming and eating that he refers to as the Third Plate.
How to Make a Utilization Cage
There are a couple of benefits to the cage and those benefits are closely related, the most obvious being that you'll be able to determine, at a glance, whether deer are grazing on your crop.
How to Care for Various Climbing Plants
In this episode of Growing Wisdom, Dave gives you a look at a variety of climbing plants
How to Use Contrasting Colors for a Simple Garden Design
Dan Faires shows how to use plants of contrasting colors in a garden.