Rice University students built three indoor greenhouses, or automated growing systems, about the size of a small box or bookshelf. Aside from planting the seed, the greenhouses do everything else. See photos.
Many Americans are arguably guiltier of not knowing what produce grows on bushes versus trees, or what seasonings come from roots versus leaves. But learning the answers can boost your appreciation for what’s on your plate and help you make more informed grocery store decisions
A dangerous invasive weed that can grow to towering heights has turned up in Virginia for the first time. The plant’s sap can cause severe burns.
Giant hogweed, an invasive plant that can produce severe burns and blisters, has been spotted for the first time in Virginia.
Here are eight wacky, albeit science-backed, ways to de-stress.
Getting ready to decorate for the holidays? Garden Plot’s Mike McGrath has some tips for decorating with plants during the winter holidays.
Apartment dwellers can take advantage of the joys and benefits of garden-fresh produce even without access to a plot of land. Learn how.
The first hints of fall color are beginning to pop up along the Shenandoah mountains, but dry weather threatens to mute seasonal displays in the more urban parts of the D.C. area.
With cooler weather coming, WTOP’s garden editor Mike McGrath answers questions about dealing with stiltgrass, acorns and fruit trees.
For the past 200 years, they’ve witnessed the nation’s most significant speeches, groundbreaking peace negotiations and joyous celebrations. A closer look at the role and evolution of the White House gardens.
If, like Garden Editor Mike McGrath, you’re leery of using the chemical repellant DEET, there are other steps you can take. Growing plants to fight mosquitoes isn’t a myth.
The freezing temperatures could wreak havoc on your plants; Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips for the cold weather.
Choosing a diet heavy in fruits and veggies may help ward off chronic diseases and keep you svelte in 2016 and years to come.
Want to meet Mike? Mike will tell you everything you need to know to enjoy your best-tasting tomatoes ever, and answer all your growing questions in a free lecture and Q&A from 1:30 to 3…
WASHINGTON — In the new year, there are several noteworthy seed catalogs to check out to enhance your garden. The W. Atlee Burpee company — better known as just “Burpee” — kicks off its 138th…
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.