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Double Trouble

This was insane. Giant, keg sized bottles of Roundup in my local store. Double the trouble for one low price! At least on the...

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...

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...

Fall Garden Checklist

  If you count the hours spent readying your garden in spring, picking, eating and weeding in summer and now find yourself on to fall,...

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...

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....

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...

Growing Advantages

I've finally taken the time to explore the inner reaches of my refrigerator, locating the seeds I mentioned, giving me reason to plan and...

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...

You Are What You Eat

Methyl bromide has been the fumigant of choice for conventional, US strawberry growers.  Plastic row covers are installed and methyl bromide gas injected, sterilizing...

Biosol or Bust

With fall comes the rush on local supplies of Biosol.  We went to get our share.  Each visit to the nursery they were out,...

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...

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...

Regenerative Gardening: How it Works

Regenerative gardening scales practices common in regenerative farming. But what does this mean and how does it work? Regenerative Organics for Home Gardens and Cityscapes You...

Five Reasons to Weed or Not to Weed

The thought of weeding conjures up all sorts of reactions from people. There are weeding haters, weeding lovers and an entire range of folks...

Water Wise Gardening Trends & Visit With Good Day Sacramento

  You've got this. You can still grow what you love with less water, it just means being a little more creative. And I've decided...

May Garden Checklist

  May comes and the growing season seems to be here in a hot minute. No more dreaming over seed packets. It's time to plant,...

Tips For Preparing Your Garden For Winter

  Unless you're surrounded by snow, it's not too late to ready your garden for winter. Which, if you do have snow, lucky you. The...

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...
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