Plenty of insects are simply pests, eating their way through your tomatoes or stinging your face and arms while you try to pull weeds. But here are four creepy-crawlies who can help your garden grow.
1. Bees. A few days ago I saw a bumblebee buzzing around our squash plants, and I was glad [...]
Gardens are good for kids, whether they’re girls or boys. But since I have boys, and I’ve been reading a book called Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys, by Stephen James and David Thomas, I’ve been thinking about how a garden is an especially good playplace for preschoolers with a Y chromosome. (And I [...]
Ever since I started blogging about gardening with kids (almost a year ago), I’ve been surprised at how frequently I hear or read about how people are using gardens to help other people. Maybe they’re planting a school garden, providing fresh produce to a disaster-stricken area, or teaching kids to grow their own food. Gardening [...]
It’s been almost five years since we bought a house. But now, my family may be moving, so we’ve been looking — and because we started gardening five years ago, our housing criteria have changed.
Of course, in the past five years, gardening isn’t the only thing about our family that has changed. We’ve [...]