BRB, Running to Aldi For These Just-Leaked New Home and Garden ProductsKitchen
Plus, some great picks for Father’s Day.
How to Choose the Best Plants for Your Kitchen, According to HorticulturistsKitchen
Plus, what you can do to keep them happy.
2 days ago
6 Things You’re Probably Forgetting to Do to Your Plants This SummerKitchen
‘Tis the season for new growth.
3 days ago
I Was Guilty of “Plantslaughter” — But This Simple Trick Changed EverythingKitchen
Now, my kitchen is covered in thriving greenery.
May 18, 2023
Is Hydroponic Gardening for You? How to Grow Lush, Delicious Veggies and Herbs Indoors.Kitchen
It’s easier (and cheaper) than it looks.
Apr 24, 2023
Amazon Reviewers Can’t Stop Raving About These Indoor Herb-Growing Kits
They're perfect for beginners.
Feb 22, 2023
The Last Thing You Should Do with an Empty Salsa Jar Before You Recycle It
Tips from The Kitchn
It's a total stunner!
Aug 31, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About Growing ChivesSkills
So, you might not consider yourself much of a home gardener, but you love to cook, and you go crazy over seasonally fresh flavor. This is where growing culinary herbs comes into play. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to show you how easy it is to grow your own herbs, whether you’re limited by time, space, money, or that highly coveted green thumb. Let’s start this series with chives.
Aug 12, 2022
The Absolute Best Way to Clean Your Dirty Patio Umbrella
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
It's easier than you think.
Jul 28, 2022
7 Easy Ways to Instantly Refresh Your Patio Without Breaking the Bank
Tips from The Kitchn
Every one of these picks is $40 or under.
Jul 7, 2022
How to Store Mint So It Stays Fresh for WeeksKitchen
These are the two easiest ways to make your mint last.
Jun 27, 2022
5 Brilliant Ways to Get Rid of Houseplant Pests, According to a Plant Expert
Tips from The Kitchn
You may not know them by name, but if you’ve got houseplants, you’ve probably come across fungus gnats.
Jun 22, 2022
5 Surprising Pantry Ingredients That Can Actually Help Your Plants Thrive
Tips from The Kitchn
Pour some beer into empty tuna cans!
May 27, 2022
5 Easy Ways to Add Greenery to Your Kitchen Right Now
Tips from The Kitchn
If you can't even keep an air plant alive, this post is for you!
May 19, 2022
These Are the 4 Most Popular Gardening Trends in 2022
Cottagecore is trending outside too!
May 12, 2022
The Absolute No-Fail Houseplant for Your Kitchen Windowsill — And It Promises to Bloom All Year Long
Tips from The Kitchn
You won't believe it's made entirely from LEGOs.
May 8, 2022
The 7 Online Shops You Need to Know if You Want to Grow Your Own Herbs or Veggies
Tips from The Kitchn
Don't bother with seeds.
Apr 30, 2022
The Smartest Way to Use All Those Plastic Spoons You Get When You Order Takeout
Tips from The Kitchn
This tip comes just in time for spring.
Apr 19, 2022
The 5 Best Types of Basil Anyone Can Easily Grow at Home
Tips from The Kitchn
Yes, even you!
Apr 15, 2022
I Grow More than a Dozen Types of Vegetables on My Tiny Patio — These Are My Best Tips
Tips from The Kitchn
It's less than 40 square feet! And yet, it gives me so much fresh produce!
Jul 9, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Growing Oregano
Tips from The Kitchn
It's super low-maintenance (promise!) and can be grown inside or in a garden.
Jul 4, 2021
Macy’s Latest Sale Has the Hottest Deals on Everything You Need for Summer Cooking
Number four is going to save you so much money at the grocery store!
May 19, 2021
Plant an Edible Garden This Summer With Bloomscape’s New Outdoor Herb and Vegetable Collection
The kits include everything you need to nurture your edible garden, all you have to do is put on your wide-brimmed hat and get digging.
May 7, 2021
I Live in the Caribbean and Here Are 5 Mosquito Solutions That Locals Swear By
Surefire advice from people who battle these pesky insects year-round.
Apr 28, 2021
This $15 Amazon Find Makes Gardening So Much Easier
My victory garden has never looked better!
Apr 28, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Growing Thyme
Tips from The Kitchn
The more you trim your thyme, the more it grows!
Apr 22, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Growing Parsley
Tips from The Kitchn
It's pretty simple — you just need to know a few things first.
Apr 19, 2021
How to Grow Mint
Tips from The Kitchn
It's super easy to grow! It's just a little harder to keep it where it belongs. We can help!
Apr 15, 2021
How to Grow Basil in a Container Herb Garden
Tips from The Kitchn
Get ready! May is the perfect time to start growing your own basil!
Apr 14, 2021
10 Recipes That Use Dandelion GreensRecipes
Like a heartier version of arugula, they are not only edible but actually delicious.
Mar 30, 2021
Everything You Need to Know to (Easily!) Grow Garlic Indoors
Tips from The Kitchn
Grow a full head of garlic from a clove you already have!
Jan 29, 2021
Now Is the Best Time to Grow Your Own Leafy Greens — Here’s Everything You Need to Know
Tips from The Kitchn
A cold spell or frost will make the leaves taste noticeably sweeter.
Jan 8, 2021
12 Creative Ways to Preserve SageKitchen
Sage is an intensely aromatic herb, and unlike its tender cousins — basil and parsley — its leaves are sturdy and resinous. Because of sage’s powerful aroma and oily texture, a little goes long way, flavor-wise. The preserving possibilities are numerous, so we get to be creative with this potent perennial. Infuse honey with dried sage leaves to add flavor to hot or iced tea, sweeten baked goods, add to a citrus-y marinade, or serve on a cheese plate.
Jul 20, 2020
I Tried a Bunch of Herb Kits to Grow a Victory Garden During Quarantine — Here’s How It Went
"If you have nothing left to give right now, consider buying a plant start."
Jul 11, 2020
Here’s What to Do with a Flowering Basil Plant
Tips from The Kitchn
Does your basil plant have pretty white or purple flowers? Yeah, they actually need to go.
Jul 7, 2020
4 (Simple!) Things to Grow in Your Garden If You Want to Save Money on Groceries
Tips from The Kitchn
The experts say it's easy!
Jun 12, 2020
The Miracle Gadget That Finally Got Me Growing My Own Food (Lettuce!) in the Kitchen
I'm also gonna start growing my own herbs now!
Jun 8, 2020
These Indoor Herb-Growing Kits Will Make All Your Windowsill Garden Dreams Come True
You don’t even have to leave home to get your grow on!
May 27, 2020
The First Thing You Should Do with Potted Basil from the Grocery Store
Tips from The Kitchn
First of all, buying a potted basil plant is MUCH better than buying those plastic clamshell packages.
May 25, 2020
Want to Start a Container Garden? Your Best Bets Are Salad Greens (or Maybe Tomatoes, If You’re Lucky)
Tiny Victory Garden
Even if you only have room for just one or two containers on your balcony, you’d be surprised at how much you can work with in that setting.
May 23, 2020
3 Things You Need to Start Your Own Tiny Victory Garden
Tiny Victory Garden
It's easy to feel overwhelmed, but you really only need these 3 things.
May 21, 2020
Everyone Should Grow a Tiny Victory Garden — Here’s How to Start
Tiny Victory Garden
Whether you’re working with a tiny balcony, a few square feet of dirt, or a window box; whether your porch is soaked in 10 hours of sunlight a day or you live in the shadow of a high-rise, you can start your own tiny victory garden.
May 20, 2020
How I Cured My Black Thumb with a Seed Subscription Box
I earned two degrees in agriculture, and I still couldn’t grow a blade of grass. Then I tried a seed subscription box.
May 19, 2020
4 Storage Tips to Keep Potatoes Fresh for MonthsSkills
Yes, really, for months.
May 5, 2020
14 Foods You Can Re-Grow from Common Kitchen ScrapsKitchen
If you're eating foods like potatoes, peppers, and squash, then you might already have everything you need to start growing your own vegetable garden.
May 4, 2020
The 4 Easiest Things to Grow in Your Indoor GardenKitchen
If you’re intimidated by the idea of indoor gardening, don’t be! Earlier this year, we worked with green-thumbed pro Amy Pennington, author of Apartment Gardening, to come up with a list of the four easiest things you could possibly grow in your kitchen. She’s got all sorts of tips, tricks, and techniques — and she was willing to share them! Keep reading to check out the four easiest things you can grow indoors. Mint is one of those plants that you really cannot mess up.
Jun 30, 2017
The World’s Cutest Garden Markers You Can BuyTools
You spend a lot of time cultivating your backyard garden, so why not spruce it up with adorable garden markers that will add a touch of cuteness and make it easy to find what’s what? Set up some of these markers and you’ll never again have to wonder if you’re you’re looking at the parsley or the cilantro.
Jun 30, 2017
I Tried the Click and Grow Herb Garden — Here’s How It WentTools
Although I do most of the cooking and cleaning, I like to joke that my husband is in charge of keeping all the living things in our house alive. He makes sure I eat real meals like a normal human (not just cheese and gummy candies), he feeds our fish and the dog we sometimes babysit, and he’s in charge of all our plants. This division of labor came about after I killed three too many succulents and an air plant. (Seriously, how does one kill an air plant?
Jun 28, 2017
I Tried the Click and Grow Herb Garden — Here’s How It WentTools
Although I do most of the cooking and cleaning, I like to joke that my husband is in charge of keeping all the living things in our house alive. He makes sure I eat real meals like a normal human (not just cheese and gummy candies), he feeds our fish and the dog we sometimes babysit, and he’s in charge of all our plants. This division of labor came about after I killed three too many succulents and an air plant. (Seriously, how does one kill an air plant?
Jun 28, 2017
The World’s Cutest Garden Markers You Can MakeKitchen
It’s happening! Gardening season, that is. Before you know it, you’ll be up to your eyeballs (or at least your shins) in fresh herbs, vegetables, and more. Mind your peas and corral all that mint you’re growing with these charming DIY garden markers — they’re all made from things you probably already have around the house. Want to be the coolest mom or dad on the block? Task your kids with creating these cheeky garden markers from The Shopping Mama.
Jun 20, 2017
The Total Beginner’s Guide to Successful Indoor GardeningKitchen
Maybe you’ve tried to grow basil in your kitchen before? And maybe you were lucky to get four leaves — two of which you were actually willing to eat? Trust me, I get it. I didn’t always have a green thumb, but now I’ve literally written the book on indoor gardening. The good news: Plants don’t require a ton to grow (the official list includes light, nutrients, water, and a little bit of love). Here’s how to make sure those needs get met.
Jun 19, 2017
The Easiest (Annual) Herb You Can Grow IndoorsKitchen
You know all those grow-your-own basil kits sold online and in novelty stores? I do not understand them! For starters, they almost never work (or they do … until they don’t). And secondly, they’re just totally unnecessary. Basil is actually not hard to grow, and you’ll have a lot more success if you just do it sans kit. Here’s what you need to know about growing basil in your kitchen without a kit.
Jun 13, 2017
Why Scallions Are Easiest Aromatic You Can Grow IndoorsKitchen
It really is as easy as you think it is!
Jun 12, 2017
The Easiest Herb You Can Grow IndoorsKitchen
Mint is one of those plants that you really cannot mess up. Promise. It can handle the abuse of lack of watering or poor sunlight. The only real risk is that the plant chokes itself (silly, plant!) but that can be avoided easily. Here’s everything you need to know about growing mint in your kitchen. Mint is a considered a “runner” — a plant that sends out horizontal root runners, which produce new stalks. This is both good news and bad news for small gardens.
Jun 7, 2017
The Easiest Vegetable You Can Grow IndoorsKitchen
What if I told you that you could grow your own salad (or, at the very least, a leafy base of arugula) inside the comforts of your kitchen? It’s true, you can! Usually when it comes to indoor gardening, people tend to think of herbs or, well, just succulents. But it’s actually super easy to grow arugula on your windowsill. Here’s what you need to know.
Jun 6, 2017
What’s the Best Way to Start a Garden?Kitchen
There are two ways to start a garden: You can grow something from seeds, or transplant a start (which is a fancy way of talking about a mini plant that’s already started for you). Which one is better? It depends! It depends on what it is that you want to grow, how much time you have, and your level of experience. Don’t worry, it’s not all that complicated. Here’s a useful guide on both strategies so that you can make the most of your garden space.
Jun 6, 2017
The One Thing You Need to Know If You’re Considering a Pallet GardenKitchen
If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest lately, you may have noticed the ever-growing pallet garden trend. They seem like a good idea in theory: Pallets are used (in great quantities!) to ship boxes, cargo, and lumber, and are often discarded in heaps outside big-box stores, making them fairly easy to scrounge up. Plus, they’re a good solution for small-space gardening, as they take advantage of vertical space and fit on even the smallest balconies.
Jun 5, 2017
10 Inspiring Gardens for Growing Food in Small SpacesKitchen
Are you starting a garden this spring? For the last several years, the only gardens we’ve been planting have been in containers. But growing food in containers shouldn’t be a drawback; urban gardening in pots, containers, and windowboxes can yield quite a lot of food. Take a look at this gallery of ten different containers and good ideas for gardening in small spaces. TOP ROW • 1 NYC Garden from Flickr member Tashian.
Jun 5, 2017
5 Tips for Getting Involved at a Community GardenKitchen
Community gardens can do a lot to make more good: Studies find they help reduce crime, bring in new businesses to the area, create a better network of neighbors, and have a positive effect on property values. Some community gardens even deliver fresh food to the people who need it the most. That all gets a (green) thumbs up, right? Here’s how you can get the green light to put your green thumb to work. Not all gardens are the same. Some are just designed for plants, bushes, and flowers.
May 3, 2017
Use a Pegboard as an Herb GardenKitchen
Those of you with a green thumb know that growing an herb garden in the kitchen can be tricky — especially if space is limited. Put a few pots on your windowsill and they’re just begging to be knocked over. Put ’em too close the range and they’ll wilt faster than you can chop ’em. But hang them on a pegboard and, well, you’ve got the perfect solution.
Mar 23, 2017
First Lady Melania Trump Promises to Preserve Michelle Obama’s Vegetable GardenKitchen
Michelle Obama’s platform as First Lady was to get America to eat better. Her childhood obesity campaign entailed an array of projects from school nutrition reform to a cultivating a garden at the White House. Much has been speculated about the fate of the latter — the 2,800-square-foot vegetable garden located on the South Lawn — under a Trump presidency.
Feb 16, 2017
Do You Know How Brussels Sprouts Grow?Skills
Nope, you’re not looking at some wacky palm tree — that’s how Brussels sprouts actually grow. We’re blowing your mind a little bit right now, aren’t we? For the last few years, Brussels sprouts have been, um, sprouting up on menus everywhere. While most of our 12-year-old selves hated sprouts (as people sometimes affectionally call them), as adults we now gobble them up served with bacon, covered in buffalo sauce, shredded into a slaw … the list goes on.
Nov 10, 2016
The IKEA RÅSKOG Cart as Herb GardenKitchen
Out of something the same can grow something new. Not to get too precious, but it really is the miracle of life — and there’s something wonderful about bringing that miracle into your home, in the form of plants, flowers, or herbs. The RÅSKOG cart can play the role of plant stand quite well, but I like it in particular for a good old-fashioned herb garden. The sturdy casters allow for easy transportation, letting you wheel the cart into the perfect afternoon sunny spot.
Oct 4, 2016
5 Pretty Plant Misters for Your Kitchen Herb GardenTools
Perhaps, like me, you have always dreamed of having an indoor herb garden to add freshness and flavor to your dishes with basically zero effort. In my mind, the scenario goes something like this: I’m thinking about what to make for breakfast and I decide I’ll whip up a frittata, making use of those eggs I picked up at the farm, that last nub of goat cheese, and, of course, herbs from my garden! Needless to say, this has never happened.
Oct 4, 2016
Grow Microgreens on Your Windowsill with This KitTools
If you’ve been wanting to try your hand at vegetable gardening, but are intimidated or just facing a lack of space, microgreens just might be your answer. They are quick to grow and only take up a windowsill’s worth of space. And if you want to make it even easier, this kit has everything you need to get started.
Apr 27, 2016
An Easy Way to Keep Track of Your GardenTools
If you’ve struggled to keep a garden alive in the past, or forget what you’ve done year to year to make your garden successful, we have a little trick that might help you finally get things under control: the Gardener’s One Line a Day from Chronicle Books. While the intent of this pocket-sized grass-green notebook may be a bit more about reflection, we love to use it with a slightly more practical bent.
Apr 6, 2016
4 Tips for Bringing Plant Life into the KitchenKitchen
Our lives are lived in the kitchen, measured in cups of flour and sticks of butter and shared with friends, family, and furry creatures. But this week, we delved into a different kind of life in the kitchen — plant life. And we asked Abbye Churchill, herbalist and co-author of A Wilder Life: A Season-by-Season Guide to Getting in Touch with Nature, to be our green guide.
Mar 19, 2016