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How to Make Your Own DIY Seed Starting Mix For Garden Seeds

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

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

Want to Garden Like a Pro? Here’s a Simple and Affordable Indoor Grow Light Setup

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. 

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 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.

Why you should leave the roots from your old garden plants in the ground

May 2018 Tip of the Month: Leave the roots from your old garden plants in the ground to help feed soil organisms, increase soil organic matter, and grow healthier plants in the future!

Growing healthier tomatoes and tomatillos via adventitious roots

Learn how to use the adventitious roots on your tomatoes, tomatillos, and other garden plants for healthier seedlings and more productive adult plants.

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 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

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