5 Benefits of Using Worm Castings on Crops

Are you struggling with weak plants? Confused on how to condition your soil? Is this your first time to work with new soil? Do you have a new plant variety that you’re working with?   Don’t stress!   As a gardener ourselves, we know how important it is to support plants throughout the growing process….

7 Kid-Friendly Garden Tips

Who doesn’t want to create a garden where your children can explore, imagine, and see the fruits of their labor come to pass? By following these 7 tips you can build a garden that teaches your little ones the beauty of growing plants from seed and instills a deep love for the outdoors.   1.Encourage…

5 Reasons Gardening Helps Senior Citizens in Iowa

Summer in Iowa is in full swing, which means you still have plenty of time to harvest your spring and summer garden. Soon it will be time to prep for fall plants such as squash, broccoli, cauliflower, and more.   Organic gardening can be an effective tool for keeping our senior citizens healthy and active….

5 Ornamental Herbs that are Perfect for Your Iowa Herbal Garden

Herbal gardens aren’t just for the culinary masters and healers. Much like your organic vegetable garden, herbs can be useful. They can also add an ornamental look to your space. Most ornamental perennial and annual herbs are sturdy plants that feature a variety of texture, fragrance, color, and flowers. Whether you’re planting in the spring.

6 Ways to a DIY Herbal Garden

Thanks to the ever-growing popularity of succulents, many people are starting to grow their own DIY herbal garden indoors.   Culinary herbs are gaining popularity again because they’re easy to grow, require little sunshine, and can be easily started in a windowsill. If you’re one of the many Iowans that’s thought about starting your own…

Why Every Cat Lover Should Have MCG BioMarkers® in Their Garden

If you’re an organic gardener who loves to let your cats outside, you should really have some plant labels in your garden.   Now, we’re not saying that your kitties are going to put on their reading glasses, pull up a chair, and read your plant markers. (That would be entertaining, though, right?)   There…

MCG BioMarkers® Vs China-Made Plant Labels

When it comes to taking care of your organic garden, you should know that not every plant marker is created equal.   Going organic is often a lifestyle choice, though it doesn’t mean you have to be 100% vegan. There are many organic gardeners out there who prefer to use green products because they care…

Why You Should Use MCG BioMarkers (Plant Markers) in Your Garden

Using MCG BioMarkers (plant markers) can be one of the best ways to keep your organic garden organized. Not only do these help you keep all your vegetables straight in the maze of your garden, but they also help you remember important information such as sunlight, hydration requirements, soil preferences, species, and more.   If…

How to Choose Best Plant Marker for Your Garden

Using plant markers in your organic garden is one of the best ways to keep track of what’s happening in your garden. After all, you’re creating a beautiful garden that will feed you and your family, so why not make it the best?   Whether you’ve used plant markers before or not, you should know…

DIY Organic Backyard Greenhouses: Start Yours Today

Organic backyard greenhouses are beneficial for many reasons. It helps you control the lighting, temperature, and moisture level of your plants. Most importantly, it delivers you fresh produce that is absolutely free from those unwanted pesticides.   Perhaps you’ve always wanted one but feel like you don’t have space. You are very lucky because you…

5 Summer Vegetables that Grow Well in Iowa

It’s clear that summer has officially come to Iowa. We’ve already had our fair share of heat and humidity, which means it’s time to think about the next round of summer vegetables in your garden.   During your runs to the garden center, it can be tempting to add some plants and veggies that look…

Helping the Earth with Your Organic Garden

Organic gardening can be rewarding for your household, but have you ever thought of the benefits that come with organic farming?   More consumers recognize that organic food is a healthy, ethical choice, which means they’re picking more of it up at the grocery store. Aside from financial gain, organic farming offers various benefits.  …