WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath covers the basics about growing vegetables from seeds. When should you start? What type of containers and soils should you use? What type of lighting works the best? How close that lighting should be to your plants might surprise you.
It’s time for the annual “Garden Plot: Pick of the Seed Catalogs,” and WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath runs through which catalogs have the most exciting seeds.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath answers your questions about hornets’ nests, hungry and horny deer, and planting roses.
School gardens are no longer a rarity. But at one local elementary school, students are taking gardening lessons beyond the dirt and into the lunchroom.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath shares tips to make yards more bee friendly for Pollinator Week, which starts June 19.
Since the early 20th century, the world has lost 94 percent of its seed diversity, and the lack of vegetative variance has consequences that stretch beyond the dinner plate.
WTOP’s Mike McGrath says that garlic sprouts in the region should be just dandy and that the cold weather won’t affect them at all.
Apartment dwellers can take advantage of the joys and benefits of garden-fresh produce even without access to a plot of land. Learn how.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath lays out the path to successful peas and highlights some upcoming gardening events.
It is much harder to raise little plants from seed indoors than to nurture big plants outdoors, says WTOP garden editor Mike McGrath. The skill set is totally different.
Don’t know the difference between a mole and a vole? Mike McGrath has your mole-vole 101 plus tips and tools to rid your yard of these pests.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath’s holiday gift guide has something for everyone — from expert gardeners to people who just want to water their lawns.
There’s something about this time of year that gives gardeners very itchy fingers, but they should resist the urge to start pruning, WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath says. Pruning could stimulate new growth just as plants are preparing to go dormant for the winter.
With cooler weather coming, WTOP’s garden editor Mike McGrath answers questions about dealing with stiltgrass, acorns and fruit trees.
Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips on how to build garden beds to start a fall garden.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.