Category: Gardening


Central Alaska is a gorgeous place to visit, but it wasn’t an easy place to grow up. I remember the jagged teeth of the Alaska Range across the river from our house, but also the icy, sunless winters lasting most Read more…


Here at Gardening Know How we get lots of questions, and our goal is to provide answers to those inquiries to the best of our knowledge. Basil plants are frost tender annuals grown for their delicious and aromatic leaves. The Read more…


A lack of gardening space is no excuse to those who love to garden. If you have a sunny window, a container and some dirt, a Garden of Eden, albeit on a small scale, can be yours. For those who Read more…


I grow a few vegetables, but my favorite things to grow are flowers and herbs. I use the herbs in everything I make, from salads and soups to cocktails and desserts. Here are a couple of my favorite recipes from Read more…


It is an undisputed fact among those of us dirt lovers that something about gardening buoys the soul and reduces stress. Maybe it is the feeling of the sun on our faces, or perhaps it is the physical activity. Either Read more…


One of the joys of gardening is cooking with plants from the garden. I’ve just spent the last couple of years tweaking my garden prowess in a different climate than I was used to. Different to say the least, but Read more…


Using herbs to enhance health isn’t a new idea. The practice goes back centuries and was the focus of ancient medical practices. The selection of cooling vs. warming herbs was as important as the other properties of the plants. What Read more…


Many of us are familiar with the many types of herbs that can be grown in the garden. But did you know there are just as many rare herbs that you can easily grow at home too? While they may Read more…


“I like gardening – it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.” ~ Alice Sebold Studies suggest the benefits of gardening are numerous, both mentally and physically. In fact, gardening for health is certainly not Read more…


Adding a flowerbed to enliven the landscape doesn’t always end up in a spot with perfect conditions, but that’s okay. There are lots of ways to work around sunlight situations that aren’t exactly the best. If part of your new Read more…