Can I Use Compost as Soil for My Plants?

As someone who loves to be in your organic garden, you undoubtedly spend time researching the best ways to get an effective harvest. We suspect you’ve spent a fair amount of time looking into various composting methods. Something that you might not have considered before is using compost as your soil. Using straight compost can…

Cover Crops for Help with Weed Control

As an organic gardener, you’re probably not a fan of weeds. The moment you spot them sprouting, digging in their roots, and unfurling all over your garden is enough to make you want to pull your hair out. A garden full of weeds is an unsightly one, but the unpleasant appearance is just the beginning…

Using Cover Crops

Did you know that cover crops are the hardest-working plants in your garden? Also called green manure, cover crops prevent weeds, build productive soil, and control diseases and pests. The best part is that cover crops are easy to work with because they require only basic care in order to flourish. They even grow in…

How to Start an Organic Vegetable Garden

So you’ve decided you’re ready to start your own organic vegetable garden? We’re super excited for you! Many homeowners are turning back to the way their grandparents lived by starting their own vegetable gardens, which is great for health and ecological reasons. While starting an organic vegetable garden is pretty straightforward, there are some things…

Is Multiple Cropping Right for My Garden? 

If you plant an organic garden in a raised bed and you pride yourself on your richly prepared soil and compost, you should try multiple cropping, otherwise known as intercropping. Assuming your garden gets the perfect amount of sunlight and water, multiple cropping is a system of planting crops so they grow in each other’s…

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…

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…

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…