Advice, tips, and tricks for new gardeners.

What Are Microclimates, And How To Use Them In Your Garden

What are microclimates? Understanding what microclimates are and how they work can have a dramatic impact on your gardening success. If you're a gardener, you're probably familiar with agricultural zones, first/last frost dates, and plant hardiness. Knowing

Tip: How to keep animals out of your garden

Use the helpful tips in this article to keep common pest animals out of your garden or yard. We get a lot of emails and social media comments that read like this: “I love to garden, but (insert animal name) keeps eating or destroying everything I grow. What should I do?”  Hey, we get it! You’re growing food for you and your family, not for your furry neighbors. Having dealt with all manner of critters over the years, we thought we’d provide you with a quick rundown of remedies we’ve found effective for virtually any four-legged pest you can imagine.

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Four Tips for Wrapping Up the Summer Gardening Season

Is it time to wrap up the summer gardening season? It's hard to believe the season's over and cold weather is on its way. If your summer gardening season is coming to an end, here

Calorie inflation: the surprising truth about heirloom fruits and veggies

Want to get more nutrients from less calories? Welcome to the concept of calorie inflation. Modern seed varieties just don't pack the same nutritional punch they used to.  Calorie inflation: why you're eating more calories

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

Are you trying to read a garden seed packet and having difficulty deciphering the terminology? This article will help you easily decipher that confusing gardening lingo! When you're new to something, you might have noticed

Patio & Container Gardening With Sub-Irrigated Planters

Sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) will save you time and money. They'll also help you grow healthier plants than standard garden pots produce.  Do you have a patio or container garden? If you're using traditional pots, you know that it

Gardening tip: why you should use mulch in your garden

The days of weedy, bare soil gardens are over. Here's the science behind why you should use mulch in your garden AND how to use it correctly.   People often ask us, "If you could only give one gardening tip

The Surprising Benefits Of Gardening Go Way Beyond Your Health

The health, social, economic, and environmental benefits of gardening are a clear call to action: human beings need gardens.     We love organic gardening and can't imagine life without being surrounded by plants, wildlife, and garden-fresh food. We also

Preparing Your Garden Beds For Spring

We're big advocates of no-till organic gardening. Preparing your garden beds for spring and summer using no-till organic methods is a bit different from traditional approaches. We'll show you how in this article! Tip: How

Hydroponic Vs. Organic Controversy

Hydroponic Vs. Organic farming: what's the difference? Find answers to your questions here! 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