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…

6 Tips for Storing Your Saved Seeds

The art of saving seeds for your next growing season was started by our forefathers. However, as time passed by new farming technologies replaced this organic gardening technique. Fortunately, organic gardeners have understood the importance of saving seeds and are coming up with ways of preserving their healthy seeds. Storing your seeds improperly can ruin…

Growing and Storing your Produce Part 2

Garlic Garlic is a valuable crop used as a spice in the kitchen and as a home remedy for common ailments. Hence, it is commonly grown in vegetable gardens. However, you must choose the right garlic type that is suited for your location. For instance; if you live in a cold area, go for stiff…

Growing and Storing your Produce Part 1

Just like there is a reason for everything, there is a reason as to why summer and fall come before winter. One reason is so that gardeners can grow enough produce to get them through winter months. As much as grocery stores never run out of garden produces, it is always satisfying to enjoy food…