6 ways to prevent or stop squash vine borers

Squash vine borers are one of the most common and destructive pests, killing countless summer and winter squash plants each year. Here's how to identify squash vine borers, plus how to prevent them or stop

How to make big, strong DIY tomato cages that will last for a decade

Tired of small, flimsy tomato cages that get swallowed and crushed by your indeterminate tomato plants? Here's how to make your own DIY tomato cages that are large, strong, and built to last.  How to

How to work with insects to grow an amazing garden

95% of insects are beneficial or benign. Insects are necessary for a healthy, productive garden, and they play an essential role in nature. Learn to work with insects to become a better organic gardener.  Updated: May

Five Tomato Growing Tricks You Need to Start Using

These five tomato growing tricks will help you grow your best tomatoes ever this summer! Last updated: May 8, 2019  If you're like most people, tomatoes are probably the first thing that comes to mind

How to grow microgreens (and use up your extra seeds)

Learn how to grow microgreens to boost the nutrition in your food, make gorgeous plated dishes, and use up all those extra seeds you’ve been storing! Last updated: May 1, 2019 Despite only having a 1/3 acre garden, my wife and I have saved, bought, and been gifted enough seeds over the years to probably have a 100 acre farm. We didn’t intend to be seed hoarders, it just sort of happened. While many seed varieties can last for years or even decades properly stored indoors, we’ve come to realize that it might not be feasible to devote an entire room of our house to our personal seed library. What to do with all those extra seeds? Radish microgreens we grew atop one of Chef David Porras’s unknown but incredibly delicious concoctions.

Tip: How to Avoid or Fix Compacted Soil In Your Garden

Do you have compacted soil in your garden you're trying to fix? Want to avoid compacting the soil in your yard or garden? This article will tell you how!  What happens when you pour water

GrowJourney Member Story: Valerie Benko from Lyndora, PA

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

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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.