greatest hits: the top-50 stories

A WAY TO GARDEN TURNED 10 IN MARCH 2018, plenty old enough to have a “greatest hits” list. And here it is: the top-50 stories of all time (plus 25 more for good measure), based on what readers clicked on most. Enjoy!

  1. the tricky matter of when to harvest garlic
  2. what to plant now for a fall vegetable garden
  3. how to freeze parsley, chives and other herbs
  4. when to start seed
  5. tips for growing better tomatoes from seed
  6. farm-fresh peaches, frozen to perfection
  7. growing potatoes organically: when and how to plant, hill and harvest
  8. growing and storing a year of parsley
  9. Dan Koshansky’s refrigerator dill pickles
  10. 10 thoughts on successful underplanting
  11. what’s in pickling spice? some recipes
  12. why vegetable seedlings stretch and get spindly
  13. 6 lessons about hosta, with Tony Avent
  14. hot plant: Stewartia, an ideal small tree
  15. when to start what: vegetable-seed calculators
  16. there’s more than one way to ripen a tomato
  17. the toughest groundcovers I rely on
  18. slideshow of my 54 top shade plants
  19. what weed is it? putting names to pesky plants
  20. grow healthy tomatoes: staking and pruning
  21. garden prep: how to make a bed, with cardboard
  22. just saying no to deer, with fencing
  23. how to grow carrots, with dr. john navazio
  24. estimating viability: how long do seeds last?
  25. growing and storing a year of garlic
  26. beloved conifers: weeping alaska cedar
  27. from the forums: pruning viburnums
  28. skins-on easy tomato sauce to freeze
  29. when inner conifer needles turn yellow or brown
  30. soil-saving tricks for planting big pots
  31. clafoutis batter, universal solvent of fruit dessert
  32. 10 tips for growing blueberries in the backyard
  33. how to grow garlic, a q&a with Filaree Farm
  34. slideshow: 10 great groundcovers to rely upon
  35. beloved conifer: Japanese umbrella pine
  36. cucumber-growing q&a, and the best pickles ever
  37. mulch faq’s
  38. how trash helps me save on potting soil
  39. overwintering rosemary, indoors and out
  40. my top conifers for year-round garden beauty
  41. garlic harvest and curing: i did something right
  42. fear not! how to prune clematis, with Dan Long
  43. tomato-growing faq’s
  44. when the normally tough peony fails to bloom
  45. the oddball houseplant Bowiea volubilis
  46. hugelkultur, nature’s raised garden beds
  47. growing a better tomato, seed to harvest
  48. caterpillar alert: who’s eating my cabbage and broccoli?
  49. an easy annual poppy, Papaver somniferum
  50. growing fancy-leaf begonias, indoors and out
  51. brrrr! overwintering tips for tender plants
  52. great shrub: bottlebrush buckeye
  53. pruning faq’s
  54. great shrub: Fothergilla, a multi-season star
  55. how to grow the best-tasting tomato
  56. how to store garden vegetables for winter
  57. in season: easy asparagus-parmesan bake
  58. fall planting: 21 powerhouse perennials I’d order
  59. let there be sweet potatoes: how to plant them
  60. here (finally!) come the hellebores
  61. 12 trees and shrubs for great fall foliage color
  62. voila! my first orchid reblooms
  63. Lee Reich’s blueberry-growing how-to
  64. organic lawn care with Paul Tukey: crabgrass control, reducing compaction
  65. growing (or just eating!) heirloom dry beans
  66. pruning lilacs
  67. baked pears for breakfast, or maybe dessert
  68. everything old is new: ‘green’ posters from the WPA
  69. great shrubs: a roundup of some favorites
  70. copper or purple beech, a tree worth waiting for
  71. radio podcasts: itunes, stitcher, stream, live
  72. a plant I’d order: Hakonechloa ‘All Gold’
  73. 12 top composting faq’s
  74. tomato-troubles faq’s
  75. battling mice and voles (but never with mothballs)

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

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