Diane Young

Diane Young has had her food and gardening articles published in the Burlington Free Press, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, Country Journal and other regional publications. Soon after, Troy-Bilt commissioned her book, Community Gardening in North America. A New England gardener, Diane lives in Maine and Mexico.

Articles by Diane Young


Soup Up Your Soil with Kelp Molasses Guano Soup Up Your Soil with Kelp Molasses Guano Soup Up Your Soil with Kelp Molasses Guano Soup Up Your Soil with Kelp Molasses Guano


What do kelp, molasses, and guano have in common? Well, it’s kind of a long story, but simply put, they are all organic ingredients that...

Grow the Best Strawberries Grow the Best Strawberries Grow the Best Strawberries Grow the Best Strawberries


Strawberries aren’t hard to grow if you get them off to a good start and keep a close eye on them.

Mushrooms, Anyone? Mushrooms, Anyone? Mushrooms, Anyone? Mushrooms, Anyone?


The easiest mushrooms to grow at home are white buttons, oysters, portabellos and wine caps. If you love the taste of mushrooms and are...

Is it a Mold or Mildew Problem in Your Garden? Is it a Mold or Mildew Problem in Your Garden? Is it a Mold or Mildew Problem in Your Garden? Is it a Mold or Mildew Problem in Your Garden?


Molds and mildews thrive on one thing: moisture. Powdery and downy mildews are the two culprits that most frequently plague gardeners.

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