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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.

Five amazing soil facts that will change the way you view the world

What do mushrooms, Christopher Columbus, small pox, climate change, and your dinner all have in common? Read these five amazing soil facts to fin out!  Ever notice how much organic farmers, permaculture practitioners, and agroecology

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

Learn why (and how) to leave the roots from your old garden plants in the ground to help feed your soil organisms, increase soil organic matter, and grow healthier plants! We’re fortunate enough to live in Greenville, SC, a place where we can grow food year round – with a little extra effort in the winter months. Each season offers different crops, and it’s nice being able to tell what month it is by what’s on our dinner plates. In addition to providing a steady stream of garden-fresh food for us, year round gardening means there are always living plants/roots in our garden beds which are providing a steady stream of food for soil organisms as well.

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. When you think about plant roots, you probably think about the branched network of underground plant material that a plant uses to slurp up water and nutrients. Those are referred to as a “primary root system.” However, some plants are also capable of producing other types of roots that don’t necessarily form underground – one of the most useful of these for the home gardener is “adventitious roots.”

Is your garden fertilizer causing pest insect infestations on your plants?

Is there a connection between the fertilizers you use and the pest insect problems you're having? Decades of research says "yes." Here's what you can do about it. If you want to seriously geek out

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

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

Our Top-5 Summer Gardening Tips

A roundup of our top-5 summer gardening tip articles to help you grow your best organic garden ever! It's getting hot outside. Your garden is taking off with plants seemingly doubling in size overnight. Bees,

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