Advice, tips, and tricks for new gardeners.

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

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 get ready for late winter and spring gardening

Welcome to 2018! It’s been frightfully cold out lately. In the garden beds we don’t have protected with low tunnels, the ground is frozen solid.

Tip: How to keep animals out of your garden

Keeping common pest animals out of your garden might be far easier than you think!

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

What happens when you pour water on to a solid surface like a stone countertop? What happens when you pour water over a sponge? These two scenarios are very analogous to something that

Four Tips for Wrapping Up the Summer Gardening Season

On September 22, 2017, the first day of fall arrives. Yikes, that's next month! Don't worry there's still plenty of warm weather ahead, which means lots of summer garden goodies yet to harvest.

How to read a garden seed packet (plus a glossary of garden terms)

When you're new to something, you might have noticed that the "veterans" speak a whole different language than you've ever heard before. Yes, they're technically using English, but the terminology still seems quite

Patio & Container Gardening With Sub-Irrigated Planters

Do you have a patio or container garden? If you're using traditional pots, you know that it can take a lot of work to keep the plants in them properly watered and fertilized

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