My Mom Loves This Compact Countertop Garden So Much That She's Gifting It to EveTools
We bought a second one to gift!
Jun 10, 2024
How to Store Mint So It Stays Fresh for WeeksSkills
Step one: Remove it from the plastic container.
May 7, 2024
Everything You Need to Know About Growing Parsley at HomeKitchen
It's pretty simple — you just need to know a few things first.
Apr 30, 2024
How to Grow Basil in Your Kitchen (It’s So Easy!)
Tips from The Kitchn
Get ready! May is the perfect time to start growing your own basil!
Apr 30, 2024
How to Grow a Pineapple at Home (All You Need Is the Top of an Old One!)Kitchen
Before you toss it, read this.
Apr 30, 2024
9 Edible Flowers That Will Make Any Dish Look Gorgeous (and 6 Types to Skip)Groceries
Plus, everything you need to grow them yourself.
Feb 12, 2024
How to Grow Garlic Indoors in 5 Simple Steps (It’s Easier Than You Might Think!)
Tips from The Kitchn
Grow a full head of garlic from a clove you already have!
Feb 1, 2024
How To Make Sprouted GrainsRecipes
Now that we’re up to speed on sprouted grains and their nutritional and culinary benefits, let’s take a look at how to actually make them at home. Sprouted grains, like wheat berries and rice, are super simple to make. They don’t require any major equipment, and they are also fun for both adults and kids to make. The grains are first soaked in water and then rinsed, drained, and kept moist inside a jar for a period of one to five days.
Jun 19, 2023
The Best Plants for Every Unique Space, From Low-Light to High-HumidityKitchen
Plus, what you can do to keep them happy.
Jun 13, 2023
The Foolproof Way to Stick to Your Gardening Schedule (Plus, 7 Other Expert Plant Tips)Kitchen
My garden has died for the last time.
Jun 13, 2023
BRB, Running to Aldi For These Just-Leaked New Home and Garden ProductsKitchen
Plus, some great picks for Father’s Day.
Jun 2, 2023
6 Things You’re Probably Forgetting to Do to Your Plants This SummerKitchen
‘Tis the season for new growth.
May 31, 2023
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
Shopping
They're perfect for beginners.
Feb 22, 2023
Why Freezing Is the Best Way to Preserve CilantroSkills
Whether it’s the ongoing debate that a dislike of cilantro is determined by genetics or the recent stir caused by cilantro imported from Mexico, cilantro certainly seems to be a hot topic right now. While some crave its fresh, spicy flavor, others find it utterly unappealing. For me, I can’t get enough of it. Not only can it be tricky to grow, but it also proves challenging to preserve.
Dec 8, 2022
4 Storage Tips to Keep Potatoes Fresh for MonthsSkills
Yes, really, for months.
Sep 13, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About Growing Thyme
Tips from The Kitchn
The more you trim your thyme, the more it grows!
Sep 2, 2022
Did You Know You Can Eat Pumpkin Leaves?Skills
When it comes to gardening, I have more of a knack for killing plants than producing any kind of successful harvest. As such, it has befallen my husband to take full charge of tending to our summer garden, and his most treasured plant is this enormous, enthusiastic pumpkin vine. Its produce will be of the Halloween carving variety, not so great for eating. Luckily, I’ve still got some plans for its smaller, younger leaves, which as it turns out, are edible and popular in many cuisines.
Sep 2, 2022
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
4 Ways to Preserve Fresh RosemarySkills
If you’re one of the lucky ones who lives in a hot climate, preserving rosemary might not be an issue for you, since rosemary is evergreen in warmer growing zones. If you live in a colder climate, like I do, you know rosemary doesn’t survive the winter, so learning ways to preserve your harvest is necessary.
Aug 27, 2022
Why Scallions Are Easiest Aromatic You Can Grow IndoorsKitchen
It really is as easy as you think it is!
Aug 22, 2022
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!
Aug 16, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About Growing Chives at HomeKitchen
You'll thank us in about 30 days.
Jun 4, 2024
The Absolute Best Way to Clean Your Dirty Patio Umbrella
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
It's easier than you think.
Jul 28, 2022
Cucumber Primer: Kirby, Gherkin, English, and More…Skills
We remember the first time we heard the term “kirby” and had no idea it was a type of cucumber.That was a while ago, and these days, we can easily find kirby cucumbers as well as shrink-wrapped seedless ones in our grocery aisle.There are dozens of garden varieties you can grow, but we thought we’d take a look at some of the basic cucumbers you see at the farmers’ markets that are most commonly used by home cooks.
Jul 24, 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
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
Our Small San Francisco Container GardenPeople
We don’t really have a lot of room to garden at our San Francisco Edwardian row house. Our backyard faces north and doesn’t get enough light to grow vegetables, and our south-facing front stoop had very little real estate. We’re limited to whatever containers we can fit on our sunny front stoop.Last year, we had several container herbs, strawberries, and vegetables growing on the stoop and some sunflowers growing in the sidewalk.
May 12, 2022
Good Idea: Growing Strawberries in Hanging BagsKitchen
We’ve been covering space-saving garden solutions this week, and today we’re sharing another great space-saving idea: the strawberry growing bags.Strawberries grow well in small spaces; they adapt well to containers and strawberry pots. However, growing food in containers doesn’t make maximum use of available space. When you live in a small space, you need to start thinking about the available vertical space. This tall Strawberry Growing Bag can hold ten strawberry plants.
May 12, 2022
These Are the 4 Most Popular Gardening Trends in 2022
Trends
Cottagecore is trending outside too!
May 12, 2022
Last Garden Update: Corking Chili PeppersKitchen
We pulled in the last batch of chili peppers from our garden this week and noticed several peppers had funny whitish brown marks on their sides like in the picture above. What’s going on? Find out after the jump!These white striations are actually stress marks or “corking.” Their appearance usually indicates that the pepper is ripe and ready to pick!
May 12, 2022
Gardening: How To Hand-Pollinate Fruits and VegetablesKitchen
A few weeks ago, we were having trouble getting our chili pepper plants to pollinate and bear fruit. The flowers would bloom and seem to flourish. Then a few days later they’d curl up again and fall off, stem and all.After a bit of research, we thought we’d try hand-pollinating. Here’s how!Container gardens and balcony gardens are particularly prone to pollination problems because they don’t get as much insect-traffic or crosswinds as ground gardens do.
May 12, 2022
A Guide to Setting up a Simple Backyard Compost SystemKitchen
Over the past five years, working with Denver Urban Gardens, I came to understand why so many gardeners call compost “black gold.” Now that I have been able to transition to a personal home garden, finding a way to easily compost was essential. Just this week, my boyfriend and I installed a two-bin compost system in our backyard, and we are already in love with it.
May 12, 2022
No Garden? You Can Still CompostKitchen
If you don’t have a garden, or curbside compost, you might think composting isn’t for you. But guess what — you can still join the compost party, even if you’re an apartment dweller or suffer from a black thumb.
May 11, 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 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.
May 4, 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
Shopping
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
Shopping
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
Shopping
Surefire advice from people who battle these pesky insects year-round.
Apr 28, 2021
This $15 Amazon Find Makes Gardening So Much Easier
Shopping
My victory garden has never looked better!
Apr 28, 2021
10 Recipes That Use Dandelion GreensRecipes
Like a heartier version of arugula, they are not only edible but actually delicious.
Mar 16, 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
The Absolute Easiest Way to CompostSkills
My friend Ryan Nevius is really cool. She’s an environmentalist (hard-core!) who cares enough to make it simple for the laziest of her friends. (Ahem. That would be me.) Ryan taught me how to compost the easy way, by making the kids do it.
Sep 30, 2020
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 16, 2020
I Tried a Bunch of Herb Kits to Grow a Victory Garden During Quarantine — Here’s How It Went
Shopping
"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
Shopping
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
Shopping
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
Gardening
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
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
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.
Dec 17, 2019
Re-Growing Celery: Grow a New Bunch Indoors or OutdoorsKitchen
Don’t toss that celery base! Did you know you can use it to re-grow a new bunch of celery?I recently came across this topic on both Facebook and Pinterest, so I had to learn more. (Who knew that celery proliferation was all the rage?) It’s apparently quite simple: just stand the base in a small dish of water for a week or so until new leaves appear in the center.
Jul 23, 2019