Do-It-Yourself Pest Control for Home and Garden

Recently, a friend sent me an S.O.S. asking if I knew of any natural way to rid an

Grow Your Own Food One Square Foot at a Time

For years I’ve tried to grow a decent vegetable garden. It was the high cost of fresh basil—$3.50

Secrets of a Cheapskate Gardener

I love a beautiful yard, but I hate spending money to get it that way which explains why

Carpet the Garden and Other Clever Reader Tips

NO MORE WEEDS. Some years ago we decided to set out 18 tomato plants and–wouldn’t you know it?–the area

Grow Tomatoes at Home Even if You Don’t Have a Garden


For me, about the only thing better than vine-ripened tomatoes is knowing that I grew them myself. Look at


Holiday Gifts From Summer’s Bounty

If you’ve been reading this column for any length of time, you know we’re celebrating Christmas in July. And I’ve


Too Many Lemons Is Still a Good Thing

A couple of years ago, my son, Jeremy, gave me the bounty from two fruit trees that pretty much rule