Understanding Nitrogen

Understanding Nitrogen

When garden crops aren’t thriving because of a nutrient, the nutrient is most likely nitrogen. Plants need nitrogen to produce many of their complex molecules, such as amino acids and protein, hormones, pigments, and complex phytochemicals. Nitrogen is also an...
Growing Lettuce in a Home Garden

Growing Lettuce in a Home Garden

  In among my posts on sociohorticulture, or how people and communities relate to gardens, I’d like to share some of my tips for how to raise a home garden. This week, I’ll talk about one of my favorite cold-weather crops, lettuce. Lettuce is a staple in the home...