How to Grow a Hydroponic Garden

It’s getting cold out there. Take your pandemic gardening inside.

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Amazon Bans Sale of Foreign Seeds in the U.S.

The company’s decision comes after thousands of U.S. residents reported receiving unsolicited packets of seed from China, prompting all 50 states to issue safety warnings.

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Urban Gardening Through the Apocalypse

When my daughters look back on the plague year and all its horrors, I hope they also remember the flowers.

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How to Save Seeds for Next Year’s Garden

After the unprecedented demand for seed last spring, gardeners may want to plan ahead for the next growing season. It’s easier than you think.

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For the Navajo Nation, a Fight for Better Food Gains New Urgency

As the pandemic has brought home the importance of the global movement for food sovereignty, members are planting and sharing.

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U.S. Identifies Some of the Mysterious Seeds Mailed From China

The 14 varieties identified include common ones, such as hibiscus, morning glory and lavender. Still, experts warned recipients not to plant them.

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States Issue Warnings About Seed Packets From China

Agriculture officials in Louisiana, Kansas, Virginia and Washington State are urging residents not to plant the seeds, which were mailed in pouches featuring Chinese characters.

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Victory Gardens Were More About Solidarity Than Survival

During World War II, millions of Americans grew their own vegetables, but the movement was driven much more by government and corporate messaging than by the threat of starvation.

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Gardening Made Me Happier. It Will Work for You Too.

Samin Nosrat turns to her vegetable plot for solace — and flavor. Her favorite is something many farmers throw away: fresh coriander seeds.

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How to Grow a Victory Garden of Any Size

If it’s spring where you live, the time is now to start planning for your future fruits and vegetables.

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How to Plant a Victory Garden, Even on a Windowsill

A step-by-step guide to growing edible plants in the smallest of urban outdoor spaces.

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In a Chaotic Season, Where to Begin Your Spring Cleanup?

This year, even the easy parts of gardening are challenging. A veteran gardener offers advice and encouragement.

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