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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,

New Video: Succession Planting & Biodiversity

It's helpful to see things in action in addition to reading about them on paper (or screen). We talk a lot about hugelkultur, succession planting, and biodiversity in our educational materials, so we thought it

Edible Landscaping Made Easy: Design Theory and How to Get Started

Edible landscaping is the merging of landscape design with edible gardening. Yes, you can have a beautiful yard and eat it too!   Let’s face it, using edible plants in a garden design and

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How to Have Your Butterfly Garden and Eat It Too

Foreword by Aaron von Frank, cofounder of GrowJourney: The writer of this article, Dr. April Gordon, is better known to me as "mom," and has been a lifelong inspiration to everyone fortunate enough to know

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

How to Grow Lettuce: Tips & Tricks For the Home Gardener

These tips and tricks will teach you how to grow lettuce organically in your garden to get huge, continual yields! We admit it: we love "rabbit food," as veggie-averse folks often refer to lettuce.