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.”

How to get ready for late winter and spring gardening

Get your garden ready for late winter and spring gardening now so you can get loads of garden-fresh organic produce.  Is it frightfully cold out where you are? Is the gloom of winter making you

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

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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Calorie inflation: the surprising truth about heirloom fruits and veggies

Want to get more nutrients from less calories? Welcome to the concept of calorie inflation. Modern seed varieties just don't pack the same nutritional punch they used to.  Calorie inflation: why you're eating more calories

Want an organic garden? Here’s why you need organic seeds.

Is there a difference between conventional and certified organic seeds? Yes. Read on to learn what it means to be a USDA certified organic seed, and why it matters to you and your garden. The

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

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