Advice, tips, and tricks for new gardeners.

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

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