About Aaron von Frank

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

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

Is your garden fertilizer causing pest insect infestations on your plants?

Our March Tip of the Month explores the connection between the fertilizers you use and the pest insect problems those choices can create. If you want to seriously geek out on

How to Grow Lettuce: Tips & Tricks For the Home Gardener

We admit it: we love "rabbit food," as veggie-averse folks often refer to lettuce. Human food: we love big piles of mixed green salads with lots of lettuces mixed in. Extra virgin

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

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