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Set the stage for tasty strawberries, blueberries and brambles with these soil-boosting garden tips.

5 Ways to Prep Soil for Better Berries - Hobby Farms

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Home Pickled Cornichons {Recipe} - Harmonious Homestead- I started with Parisian Pickling Cucumber seeds from Seed Savers Exchange. Last year the plants grew a little and produced just enough cucumbers for a single jar of cornichons before rust withered the plant away.

Home Pickled Cornichons {Recipe} - Harmonious Homestead

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These are Parisienne Cornichon de Bourbonne cucumbers (see? fancy!), seeds purchased from here, whose sole purpose in life is to be made into cornichon pickles.

Cornichons (and a Very Passable Paté)

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Three Sisters | Plant corn in a circle for better pollination. Eight seeds around each circle. Use 5 gal. bucket to mark. In dryer climates make a well in the middle to catch the water.

Three Sisters | Sweet Domesticity

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Pear babies are growing on trees in China, with the help of plastic molds.

Pear Babies Are Growing On Trees In China

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DIY blueberry cage - "Made with 1/2" PVC tubing and 6 T-connectors. Make sure the connectors angle out away from the base of the plant at a 45 degree angle to give it it's round shape.... It is held down with T-bar stakes. It is easy to turn the stake and remove it for picking..."

pop bottle greenhouse by John@Fairleyforge, via Flickr

How to: Mushroom spore prints - aka 'seed saving' for mushies...

How to: Make Spore Prints

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The Victorian Stumpery Meets Hugelkultur: Timeless Matchmaking With Permaculture... would be good for both growing mushrooms and as a beneficial bug habitat.

No till, regenerative agriculture that sequesters carbon.

SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds

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making our own supports for bird netting over the strawberries this spring!

The Tree of 40 Fruit is an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artistSam Van Aken. Each unique Tree of 40 Fruitgrows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds. Chip Grafting

This Tree Bears 40 Different Fruits

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Muskmelons slip from the vine when mature. Watermelons, however, do not slip and are harvested when the tendril closest to the fruit dries. Excellent source of info on melons from extension.missour...

Best idea EVER! Use a small photo album to organize your seed packets! (from OneHundredDollars...)

Gardening Tips – How to Organize Seed Packets

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Probiotics For the Soil: Brew Your Own Local, Indigenous Microbes - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Probiotics For the Soil: Brew Your Own Local, Indigenous Microbes

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Astrantias - prefer shade and grow in zones 4-9 - Ht. depends on the species 2-3' - Slugs don't like Astrantias so inter-planting them among your other shade plants tends to repel them. fantasticmaterial...

Vertical Gardening: Growing UP & Making Cool Trellises from Living Homegrown

Growing UP & Making Cool Trellises - Living Homegrown

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Keeping Crops Cool During Hot Weather: 13 Ways to Beat the Heat

Keeping Crops Cool During Hot Weather: 13 Ways to Beat the Heat

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Did You think about Growing Pumpkins for Halloween? These pumpkin growing tips will help you to grow many delicious pumpkins. Learn about planting pumpkin seeds, varieties and how to keep a pumpkin plant healthy.

Growing Pumpkins - How To Grow Pumpkins In The Vegetable Garden

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Deer-proof Apple Trees: I did this last spring in my deer infested field and haven't had a problem since. Fencing is laid in two sections around a fruit tree. The tree can be watered, fertilized, sprayed and harvested with the wire in place. It really works!