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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 produce. However, I’ll provide some fall and winter gardening tips that will be helpful for you no

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

By | November 28th, 2018|Plant & Soil Care, Seed Starting|

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. 

GrowJourney Member Story: Valerie Benko from Lyndora, PA

By | November 27th, 2018|Member Stories|

The GrowJourney Member Stories Series features real GrowJourney members and their experiences in their organic gardens. If you’re a GrowJourney member, and you want to share your GrowJourney story, please get in touch! This GrowJourney story features Valerie Benko. All photos are from her garden. Years gardening: 5 Location:Lyndora, PA Instagram: @val_entine99

Easiest Garden Plants to Grow in the Fall and Winter

By | November 12th, 2018|Gardening Basics, Plant & Soil Care|

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 Get Your Kids to Enjoy Gardening: 9 Tips

By | October 2nd, 2018|Gardening Basics|

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.   

6 Creative Ways to Use Lots of Peppers

By | September 19th, 2018|Processing & Preserving|

Looking for ways to use lots of peppers from your summer garden? You’ve come to the right place!

How to transition between growing seasons using no-till organic gardening / farming methods

By | September 6th, 2018|Gardening Basics, Plant & Soil Care, Tip Of The Month|

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

By | May 3rd, 2018|Plant & Soil Care, Tip Of The Month|

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

By | April 2nd, 2018|Plant & Soil Care, Seed Starting, Tip Of The Month|

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 grow microgreens (and use up your extra seeds)

By | February 1st, 2018|Seed Starting, Tip Of The Month|

In this tip of the month, you’ll learn how to grow microgreens to boost the nutrition in your food, make gorgeous plated dishes, and use up extra seeds you’ve been storing!

How to get ready for late winter and spring gardening

By | January 8th, 2018|Gardening Basics, Plant & Soil Care, Tip Of The Month|

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.

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