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Glimpses of Spring in the Garden

The first nibbles of French sorrel peek through the soil. French sorrel is among the earliest and latest crops available to gardeners.

Sweet Dreams to the 2020 Garden

We’re still enjoying some garden greens and herbs, but we’ve done our last big harvests and created a cozy winter bed for …

The Garden’s Ancient History

This essay by 485 Elm gardener and naturalist Ned Swanberg originally appeared is reprinted from the Bridge with the author’s permission. ESSAY: …

Garlic Planting Day

Gardeners plant hope. Every year, we planting garlic for harvesting the next season. Here’s how we turned garlic heads into seeds of …

Compost Happens

Eventually, everything that was once an animal, vegetable, or mineral will break down—it will all compost. Without help, that could take months, …