For vegetable gardeners, straw bale gardening may be the best innovation since sliced bread.
Straw bale gardening essentially turns a bale of straw into a raised bed. It requires no digging or soil preparation. Because you’re not planting in the ground, you don’t have to worry about soil-borne diseases, and weeding is minimal. It doesn’t even matter if your soil is crummy or if the sunniest place in your yard is covered in concrete. You can achieve optimal growing conditions for a vegetable garden in a humble bale of straw.
African violets are pushing the envelope when it comes to colors and flower forms. Ruffles, anyone?
Some people are known as “glass half full” folks and some drift towards the “glass half empty” side. Personally, I’m a “Whoops!
Those of you who are regular readers of this column are no doubt already aware that actual horticultural content is not my ...
The day we brought her home from the nursery, we were the proudest parents on the block. We hadn’t always wanted one.
Illinois is an agricultural state. We all know that, right? But did you also know that Illinois imports 90 percent of its food