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...

Support Biodiversity with No-Dig Regenerative Gardening

It's possible to support biodiversity with no-dig, regenerative gardening. According to a 2019 United Nations report, 1 million plant and animal species are threatened with...

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...

Mint — I Wish Someone Had Told Me

Mint is aromatic, a lively addition to tea or other concoction and the bane of a garden if grown without restriction. "You have mint...

Companion Planting with Edible Flowers

  I've tried growing all sorts of flowers as companion plants in and near my kitchen garden. Calendula, Calendula officinalis, remains my go-to plant. They're...

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...

How to Start a No Dig Garden

If you’d like to understand how to start a no dig garden but aren’t sure where to begin, it’s first important to think like an ecosystem. How does nature plant itself? Then use the basic principles outlined below, experiment, and learn as you grow.

Tool Time | Ames Spring Tool Giveaway

  Use a pencil as a transplanter or a can for making newspaper seedling pots, both indispensable when it comes to seeding and transplanting seedlings....

What is N-P-K?

  Here's a look at that burning question, N-P-K? What is it all about anyway? It's on nearly every package of everything plant related, compost, fertilizers,...

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...

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,...

Tricks for Thinning Carrots: The Things We Do For Love

  My hopeless love of homegrown carrots sometimes feels like opening Pandora's Box -- they can be challenging to sow, taunt foes like carrot flies...

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...

10 Tips for Starting a Garden

    Thinking of starting a garden? Now's your chance. It's that time of year when your resolve may be heightened and your determination peaked to...

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...

Regenerative Gardening: A Primer for the Home Gardener

Are you a home gardener looking for a regenerative gardening primer? Or are you wondering what regenerative gardening is, anyway? Honestly, I think you’ll...

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...

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 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...

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,...
I’ve learned there’s something wonderfully powerful in the simple act of growing. Here, in our gardens, we can repair ourselves and our plots of earth with our own two hands. GROW WHAT YOU LOVE and GROW NOW!

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