About Aaron von Frank

Cofounder of GrowJourney.com. Aaron is an organic gardening teacher, duck evangelist, writer, health nut, and entrepreneur. He's also a farm consultant for Oak Hill Cafe & Farm, a no-till, permaculture, farm-to-table restaurant in Greenville, SC (right down the street from his alma mater, Furman University). In addition to their collaboration on GrowJourney, Aaron and his wife, Susan, are cofounders of TyrantFarms.com, a popular blog dedicated to garden-to-table cooking, foraging, wild mushrooms, heritage breed ducks, and parenting. Aaron also writes for Edible Upcountry Magazine, WordPress (.com), Daily Harvest Express, Healthy Minds and other food, health, and tech-related organizations. He serves on the board of the Diversified Agriculture Committee for the South Carolina Farm Bureau.

Fabric vs. Plastic: Which is the Best Row Cover for Your Garden?

Row covers are a great tool for home gardeners and small farmers alike, but there are a lot of options to choose from. Fabric vs plastic, lightweight vs heavyweight — which one is best for your

By | March 9th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Long-tailed skippers: bean pest or helpful butterfly?

Have you ever cursed the bean leafrollers munching on your bean plant's leaves? Have you ever marveled at the beauty of long-tailed skippers (Urbanus proteus) butterflies?  If so, you might be surprised to know that

By | February 27th, 2020|Tags: , , |

How to get rid of aphids organically

In this article, you'll learn all about aphids, how they can actually be beneficial to your garden, and how to treat them organically if necessary.  What are aphids?  Aphids are small, sap-sucking insects in the

By | February 20th, 2020|Tags: , , |

6 Amazing Pumpkin Facts

You'll never look at a Halloween jack-o-lantern the same way again after you learn these six amazing pumpkin facts. In fact, we hope you'll invite "jack" inside for dinner when Halloween is over. Featured Image credit: By

6 ways to prevent or stop squash vine borers

Squash vine borers are one of the most common and destructive pests, killing countless summer and winter squash plants each year. Here's how to identify squash vine borers, plus how to prevent them or stop

How to make big, strong DIY tomato cages that will last for a decade

Tired of small, flimsy tomato cages that get swallowed and crushed by your indeterminate tomato plants? Here's how to make your own DIY tomato cages that are large, strong, and built to last.  How to

How to work with insects to grow an amazing garden

95% of insects are beneficial or benign. Insects are necessary for a healthy, productive garden, and they play an essential role in nature. Learn to work with insects to become a better organic gardener.  Updated: May

Five Tomato Growing Tricks You Need to Start Using

These five tomato growing tricks will help you grow your best tomatoes ever this summer! Last updated: May 8, 2019  If you're like most people, tomatoes are probably the first thing that comes to mind

Top 5 reasons you keep killing your potted tomato plants

Trying to figure out the right way to grow potted tomatoes without killing them? We'll show you the five most common ways people kill their potted tomato plants, and how you can avoid making the

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

Learn about organic pest control for your kale and brassica plants if you're tired of your insects getting more food from your garden than you do.   Last updated: May 6, 2019 Our edible organic landscape is a