Tough, beautiful runner beans

So enough about being overwhelmed, here's one of the many things that are going right. I have some runner beans seeds from several years...

"Why we procrastinate on tiny tasks"

Here's a BBC article especially relevant for gardeners. Why? Because there are so many tiny tasks and because the tendency (at least...

The garlic-flavored leek

It may be called "elephant garlic" because of its large bulbs, but the plant is more closely related to leeks. And, with their stout...

Root care 101

If plants were human, we might say they're schizophrenic. Part is always searching for light while another part is busily running away...

Deepening the roots

For a baby plant, constant moisture is helpful. For one that's on its way to maturity, occasional spells of dryness, but not too much,...