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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...

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...

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 fresh veggies and the best way to avoid a glut. What...

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 champion soil makers, but so too are many other creatures,...

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 You Love book is designed for both beginning gardeners and...

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 right fabric can also prevent a pest infestation and protect...

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. In fact, one of the questions I hear most commonly...

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 chosen to grow. Containers tell you where to weed, what...

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 -- a set of two, fabulous raised beds, neatly surrounded with...

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 too short? It could be because it's a month when time is on...
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