About Aaron von Frank

Cofounder & CEO of GrowJourney. Organic gardening teacher, garden writer and permaculture enthusiast. Lover of life and wife (aka "The Tyrant").

Are Bootstrap Farmer Seed Starting Supplies All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

Note: As with any product review articles we write, we have not been paid or compensated in any way that would cause us to give anything less than an honest and accurate review of

How to read a garden seed packet (plus a glossary of garden terms)

When you're new to something, you might have noticed that the "veterans" speak a whole different language than you've ever heard before. Yes, they're technically using English, but the terminology still seems quite

Video: Creating a ladybug factory in your garden

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know how much we love insects, especially pollinators and predatory insects. You also know that we constantly preach the importance of encouraging robust and

Patio & Container Gardening With Sub-Irrigated Planters

Do you have a patio or container garden? If you're using traditional pots, you know that it can take a lot of work to keep the plants in them properly watered and fertilized

Our Top-5 Summer Gardening Tips

It's June. It's hot outside. Your summer garden is taking off. Bees, butterflies, and insects are buzzing around everywhere (including some insects that seem to want to eat your plants just as much

New Video: Succession Planting & Biodiversity

It's helpful to see things in action in addition to reading about them on paper (or screen). We talk a lot about hugelkultur, succession planting, and biodiversity in our educational materials, so we

Gorgeous Edible Landscaping Made Easy, Part 1 of 3: Design Theory (and How to Get Started)

GrowJourney's Organic Gardening Tip of the Month for May, 2017. Let’s face it, using edible plants in a garden design and actually having it turn out pretty is a challenge. Sprawling

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Top 5 reasons you keep killing your potted tomato plants

The featured image for this article is a tomato harvest from GrowJourney member Monika Melsha's 2016 porch garden. You can read her story here. We're not judging you. After all, you don't intend to murder

Oh, kale no! Organic pest control for kale & brassica pest insects.

The April 2017 Organic Gardening Tip of the Month From GrowJourney  Our edible organic landscape is a brassica-producing machine for 3 out of 4 seasons of the year (our summers are

The Surprising Benefits Of Gardening Go Way Beyond Your Health

We love organic gardening and can't imagine life without being surrounded by plants, wildlife, and garden-fresh food. But we also like gardening because we think there's convincing research showing that EVERYONE would benefit if they

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