Great Tomato Growing Tips

Anytime you get torrential rainfall there’s always a chance your tomato plants will suffer. Since you can’t control Mother Nature, what’s the best way to keep them secure and safe? When it rains, it’s a good idea to stay out of the garden as much as you can, but if you simply can’t resist, limit…

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…

Tips for a Great Organic Garden

One of the best things about growing your own organic garden is that you can enjoy fresh, clean produce whenever you want, but how do you get there? Whether you’re new to gardening or you’re looking to leave chemical fertilizers and pesticides behind, we’ve got some great tips that will guarantee you organic gardening success….

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…