Frost and Planting Dates by Zone

Determining your plant hardiness zone can boost your gardening success significantly. This is because, you focus on growing vegetables, fruits and herbs that are native and friendly to your growing zone. Also, you enjoy a healthy and pest free garden year after year. Understanding your planting hardiness zone The hardiness map divides the United States…

ORGANIC GARDENING HARVEST TIPS PART 1

From the onset of your organic gardening journey, you look forward to bountiful harvests. But, rarely do gardeners think or even plan for harvest season. Most gardeners believe that harvest time is when the crops get to their desired size or when a certain season approaches. However, this is not always the case. You need…

HEIRLOOM, HYBRID, AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS

Organic gardening always proves hard for first-time gardeners. This is because of the many terminologies they have to master and differentiate. Among the many terminologies are the different seed types. Heirloom seeds As the name suggests with the term heir, heirloom seeds are seed varieties that are saved and passed down through a number of…

6 Steps To A Healthy Organic Lawn

For organic gardening enthusiasts, everything from your garden to your lawn must be maintained organically. However, most people disregard their lawns and may not understand the need to maintain organic lawns. But, the chemicals you use to maintain your lawn may directly or indirectly transfer to your organically maintained garden. So, at the end of the…

Growing Organic Fruit Trees (part 2)

The best time to cultivate your fruit trees is determined by your zone classification. The ideal time to cultivate in zones 3 to 7 is beginning of spring when the soil is thawed and February for zone 8 to 10 regions. Before planting, identify a sunny location that has well-drained and fertile soil. After identifying…

Organic Fruit Trees

With proper care and attention, growing anything including fruit trees organically is possible. The beauty of fruit trees is that they can thrive under most climatic conditions. But, you must be ready to commit and care for the trees until they establish a strong growth base. It is recommended to start your fruit trees with…