Gardening
Gardening

The pandemic caused a seed shortage. Here’s how to save them.

You don't have to be a farmer to take control of next year's harvest — even if it's just in your window box.

The pandemic caused a seed shortage. Here’s how to save them.

You don't have to be a farmer to take control of next year's harvest — even if it's just in your window box.

In fast-developing corner of North Philly, vacant lots become priceless

As developers look to build, community activists and long-time residents are fighting to save vacant lots they've claimed for gardens. Taking ownership would be a way for families to build wealth.

In fast-developing corner of North Philly, vacant lots become priceless

As developers look to build, community activists and long-time residents are fighting to save vacant lots they've claimed for gardens. Taking ownership would be a way for families to build wealth.

Get the spades and the clippers: The weeds are trying to take over

In the heat and humidity of summer, the pace of weeds spreading is supersonic.

Get the spades and the clippers: The weeds are trying to take over

In the heat and humidity of summer, the pace of weeds spreading is supersonic.
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An Italian Market vacant lot sprouts headaches and conflict during a pandemic

An Italian Market couple want to turn an eyesore into a community garden. The owner has said no.

How to manage plant pests and diseases in your coronavirus victory garden

Thousands of pests and pathogens are known to target commercial crops, but a few usual suspects are routinely responsible for havoc in gardens across the United States.

June’s abrupt shift from temperate to tropical is challenging gardeners

The hydrangeas that came through the late spring frost unscathed are beginning to bloom. For many folks, hydrangeas are as timeless and carefree as summer itself. Big, blue or pink mopheads evoke notions of vacation at the beach, the whiff of sun lotion and the dulcet beat of crashing waves.

Fishtown couple have carved an award-winning garden out of a concrete slab

The project involved Jake Serfass breaking up and removing 4 1/2 tons of concrete. Ellis Mair chose plants from perennial swaps and her parents' yard in Kennett Square.

TreePhilly is working around coronavirus to get saplings to homeowners

Tree planting events across the city are moving to the fall because of the pandemic. But some residents still got some trees at socially distanced giveaways and from home delivery.

Where to buy plants, seeds, soil, and gardening supplies right now in the Philadelphia region

Whether you're in Philadelphia, the suburbs or South Jersey, here's where you can buy plants, seeds, soil, gardening supplies, for delivery or pickup right now.

Philly garden activists are shipping millions of seeds to a nation fretting over food access during coronavirus pandemic

A new food gardening movement is being born from this moment of scarcity — as Americans have seen grocery store shelves stripped bare by panic buying and viral photos of zucchini rotting in the field.

How to find the best-rated tree-care services companies in the Philadelphia area

Until May 15, Delaware Valley Consumers' Checkbook is offering free online access to its ratings of tree care services to Inquirer readers.

Garden basics: What is an annual? What is a perennial? And why does it matter?

“If you like to eat, you have to grow annuals,” one expert said. “But there’s definitely a movement now toward having a balance of annuals and perennials in the vegetable garden.”

Avalon woman wins her battle to keep treasured vines on her beach-block home

Elaine Scattergood won a court victory Monday after clashing with Avalon officials over the vines on her beach-block house.

Nov. 1-7: In the garden, it’s time to...

Be ready to run out and cover tomatoes and peppers with blankets or plastic if temps drop below 35 degrees.

Oct. 25-31: In the garden, it’s time to...

Adding a good layer of compost and shredded leaves and turning the soil now means all you do in the spring is plant seeds.

Oct. 18-24: In the garden, it’s time to...

Check those container gardens for bugs before you bring them inside for the winter.

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