Vole’s Tale

Check out my story about voles, published in August’s edition of Idaho Magazine!

Earwigs Everywhere

The night I felt an earwig crawling across my leg in bed, I knew we had a problem.

Local Hops

A local hops grower shares insights into how to grow these fragrant perennials.

Brassicas: Superfood in your Garden

Radishes and kale from the garden are spicing up our salads this spring. These ‘Brassicas’ share a plant family with other nutrient-packed veggies, including broccoli, cauliflower, and many more. Their distinct, mustardy taste comes from compounds called glucosinolates, which fight cancer…

Garden Snapshot: May

The garden comes alive in May with harvests of asparagus, greens, carrots, radishes, and peas.

How to Grow Tomatoes

For many gardeners, summer is all about tomatoes. And with several thousand tomato varieties to choose from, you’ll never get bored. Read on to learn how to grow your own tomatoes.

Winter Squash: Outgrowing the Weeds

Last year, we ate home-grown winter squash from October until the end of April. Stocking our basement with winter squash each fall is perhaps the simplest way that we keep eating from the garden through the winter.

Digging Deeper into Compost

My garden gobbles up compost faster than I can make it. Why do I use so much compost? It’s not just for the fun of shoveling and raking: compost is like a superfood for your garden soil.

April Showers …

Garden Snapshot: April showered rain, snow, sleet, frost, and maybe a little bit of sunshine onto my garden.

Grow More with Less Garden Space

Use your garden space efficiently to grow more food without the extra space. Here are three ways to make the most of your garden.