How to Harvest Basil

Get more from your basil through harvesting. It’s simple. The more you pick the more it grows. Here's Why Harvesting Basil Grows More Basil Basil, like most plants, benefits from pruning. Proper pruning encourages growth and...

Planting Tomatoes | 10 Tips for Growing a Bumper Crop

Tomatoes are easy to love and easy to grow. Here are a few tips for planting them, getting you on your way to this summer's bumper crop. Tomato Harvest Here You Come Choose healthy starts....

What to Plant: Red Veined Sorrel

Add red veined sorrel to your planting list. In fact, don't wait and plant it now. The Best Kitchen Garden Edibles The best kitchen garden edibles are also the best ingredients. That’s why you take the...
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Make Your Own Seed Starting Mix | DIY Gardening

Give your seedlings a headstart and make your own seed starting mix. Your next bumper crop is right around the corner, waiting in a handful of seeds. If only all the seeds we planted grew...

Seeds 101: Seed Selection & Terminology

Growing a garden from seed is really pretty amazing. And! amazingly simple. So, don't let seed terminology commonly used to describe seeds slow you down. In fact, if the word "heirloom" doesn't make you want...

What You Need To Know To Help Western Monarchs

Helping western monarch butterflies is more important than ever before. Recent counts of overwintering western monarchs have revealed that their population is now below endangered species status. Once numbering around 4.5 million in the 1980’s,...

How to Attract Ladybugs to Your Garden

Are you wishing ladybugs would find your garden as easily as aphids? Never fear, the trick for attracting ladybugs to your garden begins with a simple, 4 letter word: FOOD. It’s also important to remember...

Grow Your Own Microgreens

Yep. Even you can grow your own microgreens. If pink is the new black then microgreens are the new kale. Packed with nutrition and gleaming with life, microgreens make gardening and eating well easy. Grow...

Feed the Birds with a Holiday Wreath

Is there a bird lover in your house? Add a small twist to the holidays and make a festive wreath to feed the birds.  When I was a little girl, my favorite activities overwhelmingly involved...
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DIY Garden in a Mint Tin

Don't throw it away! If it holds soil and has drainage it's a planter. Do-it-yourself mint tin gardens are perfect for small spaces, windowsills or passed along as gifts. Plus they're easy to make. Grow...
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