Organic Gardening Weed Control

Every gardener finds weeds to be annoying, but staying on top of them can be a real challenge, especially if you maintain a regular work schedule. To prevent weeds from choking your organic vegetables and flowers, take advantage of these non-toxic methods. 1. Avoid Toxic Herbicides – Store-bought herbicides like Round-Up can be tempting since they…

Feed the Soil – Build the Ecosystem

Whether you’re starting an organic garden for the first time or you’re looking to improve your green thumb, it’s tempting to buy into the idea that there’s one catch-all solution. In truth, ending up with the perfect garden takes years in the making. And even then, there could be a turn in the weather, new…

Proven Strategies for Year-Round Harvest

There several great ways to enhance your harvesting experience and timeframe. Below are some tips we’ve gathered that will help you get the most from your organic garden. 1. Make your growing season longer You can create a warmer climate that will last longer into the year. Create sheltered, sun-facing walls so your plants will…

Super-Charged Soil: Benefits of Earthworm Castings

If you’ve been hanging around nurseries and garden centers over the last few years, you’ve probably seen the growing availability of earthworm castings, but why? Earthworm castings have become more widely available because more people are discovering the various benefits of adding them to your soil. In fact, worm castings are the best material you…

Everything You Need to Know About Organic Fertilizer

When you ask gardeners if they prefer organic to chemical fertilizer, you’re likely to get a variety of opinions. If you posed the same question to your plants, you’d likely discover that they can’t detect the difference. In fact, as long as your plants get the nutrients they need, they’re happy. However, there are several…

The Dirt on Growing Organic

As more of us get excited about eating healthy, the popularity of growing organic spreads. In fact, it’s safe to say that organic gardening is officially no longer for hippies. All of us want to serve our families good, quality food that we know is safe. With good health and safety in mind, the first…

Nine Steps to Starting an Organic Garden

Incorporating more organic foods into your diet is a great way to decrease your exposure to pesticides as well as a great way to protect the environment from further toxic chemical exposure. Yet, going organic can be expensive, especially when more affordable options are available. Fortunately, growing your own fresh, yummy produce isn’t as difficult…

Seasonal Gardening Planner

Fall is in full swing but the warm days continue to linger. If your vegetable garden is still yielding, that means there’s plenty of time to prep your garden for winter. It also means you can still gather seeds for next year’s garden. As gardeners, we rarely rest. Whether we’re prepping the seeds, soil, our…

Six Winter Gardening Activities 

As we head into the colder months, and no doubt you’ve closed your garden for the summer, now is an ideal time to start making plans for spring. To help you get started on important tasks and keep your green thumb going throughout the winter, here are some helpful pointers: 1) Get writing Stay organized…

Garden Vegetables That Come Back Year after Year.

Vegetable gardening is popular among home gardeners, yet most edibles grown in kitchen vegetable gardens must be replanted yearly. For instance, cucumbers and zucchinis are referred to as annual since their lifecycle lasts for one season. On the other hand, kales and garlic are known as biennials because they have a two years’ lifespan. But,…

History of gardening in the United States

In the 1700s there was not a luxury of the corner stores and fresh market produce, and because most of the American colonists had productive gardens, that is what they depended on for survival. There were small, enclosed dooryard gardens just at the front side of the house which had a variety of essential edibles…

8 Gardening Tasks You Should Do This Winter

To most gardeners, winter is the time to relax and allow the garden to rest ahead of the next growing season. Though this is allowed, hanging up all gardening tools is not advisable. It is a time to learn new things and implement a few winter gardening tips that you may have learned. Winter is…