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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, …

Squash Harvest

Temperatures are nearing freezing at night. Squash and cucumbers are very cold sensitive and will rot if exposed to frost. So we …

Flowers Are Garden Crops Too

The garden’s zinnias are at peak bloom and will continue until the cold. Gardeners can continue cutting and enjoying zinnias, snapdragons, flowers …