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.

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 grow microgreens (and use up your extra seeds)

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

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.

GrowJourney Member Story: Kirsten Drickey from Bellingham, WA

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!

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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

Our Top-5 Summer Gardening Tips

It's June. It's hot outside. Your summer garden is taking off. Bees, butterflies, and insects are buzzing around everywhere (including some insects that seem to want to eat your plants just as much

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

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