Cristina Santiestevan

It's Not Too Late To Plant These Veggies In August
Late to the game this year? These end-of-summer edibles delight in hot days and muggy nights and grow quickly enough to produce a harvest in two months or less.
Out Of Cilantro? Save A Recipe With These Swaps
When hot weather brings an end to this annual’s harvest, switch to heat-loving substitutes in your recipes and windowsill pots.
Restoring a Fallen Native
Around the beginning of the last century, a giant-slayer arrived in North America.
In Defense of Weeds
Where farmers see weeds, wildlife sees habitat.
Peak Phosphorus
Demand for this essential plant nutrient is rising, yet supplies are finite. Will we run out?
We're Not in Zone 6 Anymore
Climate change is bringing milder winters—plus other, less-welcome changes.
Confessions of an Outlaw Gardener
When growing vegetables becomes an act of civil disobedience.
Turn Up the Volume
A songbird garden guarantees a joyful noise.
Toward an Oil-Free Garden
Find ways to reduce or eliminate use of oil and plastic in the garden
Questioning Peat Moss
Consider the environmental costs of using it.