Stickiness Is A Weapon Some Plants Use To Fend Off Hungry Insects

Stickiness Is A Weapon Some Plants Use To Fend Off Hungry Insects

A great many plants have evolved sticky leaves, stems and seeds, including some you likely know – such as petunias and tobacco.

Green Front Gardens Reduce Physiological and Psychological Stress

Green Front Gardens Reduce Physiological and Psychological Stress

There is growing evidence that being in natural spaces – whether while gardening or listening to bird song – has a positive effect on mental health.

When Plants and Their Microbes Are Not In Sync, The Results Can Be Disastrous

When Plants and Their Microbes Are Not In Sync, The Results Can Be Disastrous

I am a plant microbiologist interested in how plants and microbes interact with each other. Although our research in the past has centered on molecular details of pathogenic infections, this work led my lab into the fascinating world of plant microbiome.

House Plants Were Our Link With Nature In Lockdown – Now They Could Change How We Relate To The Natural World

House Plants Were Our Link With Nature In Lockdown – Now They Could Change How We Relate To The Natural World

They’re not the first generation to keep house plants, but millennials seem to have earned a reputation for gratuitous indoor foliage.

4 Reasons for Urban Farming to Flourish, Post-Pandemic

4 Reasons Urban Farming Should Flourish Post-Pandemic

Since lockdown, public interest in growing fruit and vegetables at home has soared. Seed packets are flying off shelves and allotment waiting lists are swelling, with one council receiving a 300% increase in applications. 

How To Manage Plant Pests And Diseases In Your Victory Garden

How To Manage Plant Pests And Diseases In Your Victory Garden

Home gardening is having a boom year across the U.S. Whether they’re growing their own food in response to pandemic shortages or just looking for a diversion, numerous aspiring gardeners have constructed their first raised beds, and seeds are flying off suppliers’ shelves.

When It’s Tough To Get Seeds, You Can Garden With Scraps

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Some of the fruits and vegetables you buy have seeds in them. Can you plant those? It depends.

Some Gardening Advice from Indigenous Food Growers

Some Gardening Advice from Indigenous Food Growers

Many Americans are now experiencing an erratic food supply for the first time. Among COVID-19’s disruptions are bare supermarket shelves and items available yesterday but nowhere to be found today.

Moths Do The Pollinator Night Shift – And They Work Harder Than Daytime Insects

Moths Do The Pollinator Night Shift – And They Work Harder Than Daytime Insects

When you settle down for bed, after the birds and bees have hushed, moths are just starting their work.

How Planting A Garden Can Boost Bees, Local Food And Resilience

How Planting A Garden Can Boost Bees, Local Food And Resilience

With the arrival of spring, many people have been starting to think about how COVID-19 will impact the affordability and availability of fruits and vegetables in coming months, as shortages of both honeybees and migrant workers threaten crop pollination and the food that comes with it.

Why We Should Learn To Love All Insects

Why We Should Learn To Love All Insects

Insects, which include more than a million known species, represent roughly two-thirds of the described biodiversity on Earth.

Growing Your Own Food ? Plan For Pests!

Growing Your Own Food ? Plan For Pests!

Many people are trying to grow their own food during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Hands are sketching plans onto paper.

Spring Signals Female Bees To Lay The Next Generation Of Pollinators

Spring Signals Female Bees To Lay The Next Generation Of Pollinators

The first days of spring – brighter and warmer – are a biological trigger for female bees to wake up from hibernation and begin to build future colonies.

The Impulse To Garden In Hard Times Has Deep Roots

The Impulse To Garden In Hard Times Has Deep Roots

The coronavirus pandemic has set off a global gardening boom. In the early days of lockdown, seed suppliers were depleted of inventory and reported “unprecedented” demand.

It's A Great Time To Start A Vegetable Garden

It's A Great Time To Start A Vegetable Garden

There is a long history of looking to one’s own garden or small farm when the weight of economic and political chaos becomes too much to bear.

Here's Why Soil Smells So Good After It Rains

Here's Why Soil Smells So Good After It Rains

Did you ever wonder what causes that earthy smell that rises after a light summer rain?

How To Discover The Wildlife Wonders Of Your Own Garden

How To Discover The Wildlife Wonders Of Your Own Garden

Being stuck at home during lockdown could be a golden opportunity to reset your connection with nature.

Get Back In The Garden With These Ideas

Get Back In The Garden With These Ideas

Right now, the best thing we can do to help stop the alarming spread of coronavirus is to stay home. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find pleasure in nature or help the environment.

How To Transform Your Garden Or Balcony Into A Wildlife Haven

How To Transform Your Garden Or Balcony Into A Wildlife Haven

Just like humans, animals like living near coastal plains and waterways. In fact, cities such as Sydney and Melbourne are “biodiversity hotspots”

Here Are Some Tips For Feed Wild Birds The Right Way

Here Are Some Tips For Feed Wild Birds The Right Way

Millions of Americans enjoy feeding and watching backyard birds. Many people make a point of putting food out in winter, when birds needs extra energy, and spring, when many species build nests and raise young.

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