About Aaron von Frank

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

How to have your raised bed garden created before breakfast

We’re big proponents of DIY (do it yourself) but sometimes, time and resources make it difficult to take the DIY approach. When it comes to gardening, many people put off getting started because they think it’s going to be hard, grueling work that will require spending days sourcing materials and doing construction. If this sounds like you, we’ve got good news: we’re going to show you how you can click a few buttons on your computer, then have your garden set up and ready to go ridiculously fast – yes, even before breakfast.

8 Ways To Kill Your Garden Seedlings

You get excited about gardening. You get a few seed packets to start – after all, the varieties in the packets are way more interesting and less expensive than the full grown seedlings for sale in the plant nursery. You bring your seeds home, plop them in soil, and voila! You kill them all… assuming they even germinate in the first place. If this sounds like you, please read on…

How to Make Your Own DIY Seed Starting Mix For Garden Seeds

Gardening soil, potting soil, seed starting mix... Isn't it all the same stuff? Nope. Here's a quick breakdown: Gardening Soil If you're planning to start gardening plants from seed indoors, one way to

Monthly Tip: Where To Buy Organic Gardening Supplies

GrowJourney was started due to a personal problem/need my wife (aka "The Tyrant") and I experienced. After spending weeks going through piles of garden seed catalogues, The Tyrant had grown increasingly overwhelmed by

Why & How To Use Ladbrooke Soil Blockers For Seed Starting

If you've read our free seed starting ebook or watched our seed starting video classes, then you might have noticed a brief overview of Ladbrooke soil blockers. There are lots of different ways

Hydroponic Vs. Organic Controversy, Plus New Vertical Garden Subscription!

We're big proponents of organic agriculture (large scale) and organic gardening (small-scale). We're especially vocal in our support for organic no-till methods and permaculture farms which rely as much or more on perennial

What Are Microclimates, And How To Use Them In Your Garden

December 2016 Tip of the Month: What Are Microclimates... And How Do You Use Them In Your Garden Or Edible Landscape? If you're a gardener, you're probably familiar with agricultural zones, first/last frost

Succession Planting In Your Fall & Winter Garden For Continual Harvests

Before jumping in, we should define what "succession planting" means. Succession planting is any method or combination of methods that increases the availability of crop plants in your garden throughout a particular growing season(s). Simply

October Tip of the Month: 6 Amazing Pumpkin Facts

Are pumpkin facts actually a Tip of the Month? Yes! At least we think so, because our sixth fact gives you tips for safely using your Halloween jack-o'-lantern for something so much better than a porch decoration

GrowJourney Member Story: Monika M.

Monika has been gardening for 10 years in Minneapolis, MN. The GrowJourney Member Stories Series features real GrowJourney members and their experiences in their organic gardens. If you're a GrowJourney member, and you want to

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