greatest hits: the top-50 stories

A WAY TO GARDEN TURNS 6 IN MARCH 2014, plenty old enough to have a “greatest hits” list. And here it is: the top-50 stories of all time, based on what readers clicked on most. Enjoy!

our all-time top-50 list

  1. the tricky matter of when to harvest garlic
  2. dan koshansky’s refrigerator dill pickles
  3. farm-fresh peaches, frozen to perfection
  4. what to plant now for a fall vegetable garden
  5. tips for growing better tomatoes from seed
  6. hot plant: stewartia, an ideal small tree
  7. growing and storing a year of parsley
  8. how to freeze parsley, chives and other herbs
  9. the toughest groundcovers i rely on
  10. 10 thoughts on successful underplanting
  11. what’s in pickling spice? some recipes
  12. beloved conifers: weeping alaska cedar
  13. from the forums: pruning viburnums
  14. viburnums: think fall (yes, fall)
  15. resource links
  16. clafoutis batter, universal solvent of fruit dessert
  17. what weed is it? putting names to pesky plants
  18. growing potatoes organically: when and how to plant, hill and harvest
  19. there’s more than one way to ripen a tomato
  20. how to grow carrots, with dr. john navazio
  21. growing a better tomato, seed to harvest
  22. beloved conifer: japanese umbrella pine
  23. estimating viability: how long do seeds last?
  24. garden prep: how to make a bed, with cardboard
  25. just saying no to deer, with fencing
  26. fall planting: 21 powerhouse perennials i’d order
  27. slideshow of my 54 top shade plants
  28. growing and storing a year of garlic
  29. everything old is new: ‘green’ posters from wpa
  30. slideshow: 10 great groundcovers to rely upon
  31. pruning lilacs
  32. cucumber-growing q&a, and the best pickles ever
  33. voila! my first orchid reblooms
  34. mulch faq’s
  35. great shrubs: a roundup of some favorites
  36. tomato-growing faq’s
  37. when to start what: vegetable-seed calculators
  38. when to start seed
  39. garden faq’s
  40. brrrr! overwintering tips for tender plants
  41. pruning faq’s
  42. when the normally tough peony fails to bloom
  43. grow healthy tomatoes: staking and pruning
  44. how trash helps me save on potting soil
  45. garlic harvest and curing: i did something right
  46. growing fancy-leaf begonias, indoors and out
  47. let there be sweet potatoes: how to plant them
  48. soil-saving tricks for planting big pots
  49. tomato grafting: a tactic for heirloom success?
  50. a plant i’d order: hakonechloa ‘all gold’

Want more? Margaret’s list of her 21 madcap favorites is here.