Garden News Blog
Shopping locally for the holidays? BBG’s Garden Shop is a great place to find Brooklyn-made gifts. Many were inspired by—or even made from—plants in the Garden. Brooklyn artisan Phil Gautreau has made hand-turned wooden bowls from wood salvaged from the Garden, some from trees that fell during Hurricane Sandy.
As the temperatures drop, there are a few chores left before the snow begins. Follow these tips to help protect and enrich your garden throughout the winter months and ensure a healthy and productive growing season next year. Add Nutrients Fall is a good time to add compost, manure, and other amendments to the garden. Most
When I teach people how to make sauerkraut, I encourage them to treat cabbage as a base for other vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices. Cabbage is a great starting point for fermentation, and by adding some of the same ingredient combinations you love in salads and other dishes, you can create all kinds of amazing
Cucurbits are an unfussy and rewarding crop if you have the space to grow them. The genus Cucurbita includes pumpkins and winter squashes (these common names are used synonymously), and every year at BBG, we grow a wide range of cultivars. Visitors might remember some of the unusual varieties that grew in the Herb Garden
Cover crops can be a beautiful solution to many of your soil problems. Crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum), for instance, can help concentrate nitrogen, a vital plant nutrient, in the top 12 inches of the soil where is it easy for plant roots to access it. This lovely plant can also break up compacted soil to improve
Students from all over Brooklyn harvested 55 pounds of kale, peppers, okra, and other vegetables in the Children's Garden and made some delicious snacks with their bounty. Fifteen families attended the Junior Botanist and Plant Investigator reunion on September 21, the largest such reunion to date. Participants were