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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....

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...

In The Garden

A closer look at the school garden I manage reveals a few faithful winter classics. The same standards of my obsessive winter diet. Broccoli,...

Sugary Earth

Sweet, snappy, wake-your-taste-buds-up delicious, these carrots are unreal. A bit of sugary earth wrapped up in one perfect package. Like the tomatoes of winter only, with...

How to Choose The Right Plant

Let's get it straight.  Choosing plants at the nursery, even with experience, can be daunting.  Not only do you need to try to stick...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...
In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

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