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
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
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
Learn how to grow microgreens to boost the nutrition in your food, make gorgeous plated dishes, and use up all those extra seeds you’ve been storing! Last updated: May 1, 2019 Despite only having a 1/3 acre garden, my wife and I have saved, bought, and been gifted enough seeds over the years to probably have a 100 acre farm. We didn’t intend to be seed hoarders, it just sort of happened. While many seed varieties can last for years or even decades properly stored indoors, we’ve come to realize that it might not be feasible to devote an entire room of our house to our personal seed library. What to do with all those extra seeds? Radish microgreens we grew atop one of Chef David Porras’s unknown but incredibly delicious concoctions.
Gardening soil, potting soil, seed starting mix - isn't it all the same stuff? Nope. In this article we'll tell you the difference and share our DIY seed starting recipe. Many new gardeners don't understand the
Are your indoor garden seedlings weak, dead, or dying? In this article, you’ll find out what’s happening – and what to do about it. You got excited about gardening so you got some seed packets. You brought your seeds home, plopped them in seed cells, and voila! You kill them all… assuming they even germinated in the first place. If this sounds like you, please read on…
Learn how to turn fall leaves into garden soil to have your healthiest, most productive gardens ever — while reducing waste! Dead leaves are nature's fertilizer It’s never the wrong season to improve your garden
Note: We’ve recently updated this article to include the latest LED grow light technology in addition to common fluorescent shop lights which can also be used as grow lights. Since this article was originally written, the price of LED grow lights has decreased significantly, making them competitive with or in some cases even less expensive than fluorescent lighting.