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How to Grow Blueberries, Identify Weeds & Choose the Best Plants

You may be asking many of the same questions as other gardeners. How to grow blueberries, care for grapes, identify weeds, and choose the...

What is Organic and Why is it Important?

So what does organic mean and why is it important? Organic is organic, right? It’s a ubiquitous term and an adjective used to describe everything...

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...

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...

Succession Planting Tips: Get More From Your Plot

The secret to succession planting is to sow little and often. In fact, this is the key to a continual and abundant supply of...

The Best Soil For Your Garden (And You)

The best soil for your garden (and you) is organic and chemical free. Here’s Why. Soil is teaming with life. Worms have been touted as...

5 Secrets to Jump Start Your Summer Garden

Jump start your summer garden with a handful of easy to follow tips and a copy of Grow What You Love! *Giveaway is Closed* Grow What...

Extend Your Growing Season with this Row Cover Cheat Sheet

A scant few millimeters of row cover fabric could be your secret to a thriving, successful garden — especially when the mercury drops. The...

Pass The Pistil Giveaway: Gilmour’s Top 5 Watering Tools

  Once you’ve had a taste of the right tool for the job, it’s hard to go backwards — especially when it comes to watering....

6 Solutions for Successful Container Gardening

  Container gardening is often easier and just as rewarding as gardening in the ground. You can focus your attention on just those plants you’ve...

What’s Growing Now: Alpine Strawberries, Sweet Treat Tomatoes & Ladybugs

  It was just last winter when I found this garden. I was out for a run on a nearby trail and there it was...

October Garden Checklist

  October consists of 31 days and is book ended on the calendar same as all the other months, so why does it always seem...

September Garden Checklist

  I sometimes think that if months were siblings, September would be my favorite -- especially when it comes to the garden. The high heat...

Grow Plants for Free: How to Propagate Rosemary From Cuttings

  Would you like to grow plants for free? When I was young, it was common for my mother to send me to the neighbors...

Summer Harvesting Tips

  The adage, sow little and often, also rings true for harvesting. Gather what you need when you need it for huge returns. This is...

Pruning 101: What to Prune When

  Ever get confused as to what to prune when? Or simply wonder where to begin? The good news is, there's no rush to prune. In...

How to Grow More Vegetables with Less Space

  The secret to growing more in less space starts with love. What do you love to eat? What can you add to your life that...

Kitchen Garden: Planting in Galvanized Containers

  Growing a vegetable garden in recycled containers is all the rage, but are there risks? I was reminded of this looming question when a...

Tips for Selecting Soil at Your Garden Center

  Selecting compost or planting mix can feel like gambling. You know soil is the heart of your garden, that what you grow and how...

Bloom Pucks Reviewed

  What happens when you combine an MBA in finance and a deep love of nature? I recently had the opportunity to talk with Steven...
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