Advice, tips, and tricks for new gardeners.

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

Tip: How to Avoid or Fix Compacted Soil In Your Garden

Do you have compacted soil in your garden you're trying to fix? Want to avoid compacting the soil in your yard or garden? This article will tell you how!  What happens when you pour water

Winter Gardening Tips from Master Gardener and Permaculturist Eliza Lord

I'm often asked for winter gardening tips or how to get started with a cold season garden. My answer? It depends on where you're located, what you like eating, and when you want to harvest your

How to turn fall leaves into garden soil

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

Easiest Garden Plants to Grow in the Fall and Winter

What are the easiest garden plants to grow in the fall and winter? In this article, we’ll help you figure out how to keep garden-fresh produce on the table no matter how cold and dreary it is outside! 

How to Get Your Kids to Enjoy Gardening: 9 Tips

How to Get Your Kids to Enjoy Gardening: 9 Tips is a guest article written by Bethany Hayes. Bethany is a writer, suburban homesteader, and mother of three children.   

How to transition between growing seasons using no-till organic gardening / farming methods

As we’ve written about elsewhere, we’re big advocates of no-till organic gardening and farming methods. These methods minimize soil disturbance, meaning the vast ecosystems of life underneath your feet don’t get destroyed each season when you till. Instead, the soil ecosystem continues to develop and build.

How to have your raised bed garden created before breakfast

Yes, you can have a raised bed garden set up in minutes for a fraction of the cost you might think. In this article, we’ll review various options for raised bed gardens, including ones that you cost as little as $30. 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 starting their first garden 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. (Maybe not before you first cup of matcha though.) Raised bed gardens at a nearby community garden. Community gardens are a great way to meet other gardeners and learn, but if you have the space you should also garden in your own yard (or patio).

How to get ready for late winter and spring gardening

Get your garden ready for late winter and spring gardening now so you can get loads of garden-fresh organic produce.  Is it frightfully cold out where you are? Is the gloom of winter making you