the top 50 stories of 2012

top garden storires 2012SO WHAT CAUGHT YOUR ATTENTION most of all in 2012, among the 1,200-ish stories on A Way to Garden so far? Well, apparently it was these, the 50 stories you clicked on most during the year, A Way to Garden’s fifth online:

  1. the tricky matter of when to harvest garlic
  2. farm-fresh peaches, frozen to perfection
  3. dan koshansky’s refrigerator pickles
  4. growing and storing a year of parsley
  5. 10 thoughts on successful underplanting
  6. the toughest groundcovers i rely on
  7. tips for growing better tomatoes from seed
  8. hot plant: stewartia, an ideal small tree
  9. how to grow carrots, with dr. john navazio
  10. what’s in pickling spice? some recipes
  11. from the forums: pruning viburnums
  12. clafoutis batter, universal solvent of fruit dessert
  13. new! slideshow of my 54 top shade plants
  14. garden prep: how to make a bed, with cardboard
  15. beloved conifers: weeping alaska cedar
  16. there’s more than one way to ripen a tomato
  17. what zone are you? a new usda hardiness map
  18. what weed is it? putting names to pesky plants
  19. voila! my first orchid reblooms
  20. estimating viability: how long do seeds last?
  21. mulch faq’s
  22. beloved conifer: japanese umbrella pine
  23. cucumber-growing q&a, and the best pickles ever
  24. garlic harvest and curing: i did something right
  25. growing a better tomato, seed to harvest
  26. in season: easy asparagus-parmesan bake
  27. slideshow: 10 great groundcovers to rely upon
  28. garden-tour aftermath: the asked-about plants
  29. growing and storing a year of garlic
  30. what to plant now for a fall vegetable garden
  31. how to freeze parsley, chives and other herbs
  32. weck-jar giveaway, how i freeze green beans in red sauce in them, and 14 more food-storage tips
  33. finally! learning how to make vegetable soup
  34. missed the workshop? container-garden 101
  35. the 2011 garden in photos: a year of extremes
  36. vegetable-garden tuneup: make room for more
  37. my top conifers for year-round garden beauty
  38. my september 2012 garden chores
  39. when the normally tough peony fails to bloom
  40. pruning faq’s
  41. giveaway: ‘making more plants’ with ken druse (and how to avoid damping off)
  42. my june 2012 garden chores
  43. brrrr! overwintering tips for tender plants
  44. great shrub: bottlebrush buckeye
  45. my april 2012 garden chores
  46. margaret’s 2013 events calendar
  47. tomato-growing faq’s
  48. giveaway: vines q&a with brushwood’s dan long
  49. giveaway: rose marie nichols mcgee’s herb q&a
  50. tomato grafting: a tactic for heirloom success?