The Recession and DIY

The Recession and DIY

The slowdown in the economy has led some Americans to start “insourcing” or, as we call it at BobVila.com, “do it yourself.” According to a recent article on MSNBC (that has since gone offline), sales of herbs, tomato and pepper seeds are...
Lazy Man’s Gardening

Lazy Man’s Gardening

No doubt more Americans are interested in growing their own vegetables. But who has the time? Now a new company called MyFarm in San Francisco is offering to do the work for you in your own backyard (San Francisco area only). For an upfront fee, the company will...
The Recession and DIY

Turning to the Land

With food prices going up across the nation, more Americans are turning their backyards into vegetable gardens, according to this article in The New York Times. Both seed gardens and garden shops are reporting sharp increases in sales and community plot wait lists are...
The Recession and DIY

Big Harvest this Fall

Fall is a strange time in the garden—some plants and produce have disappeared while others are growing like crazy. We’re still harvesting beans and lots of herbs at our house. There’s also an unidentified squash snaking its way across the lawn. The...