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…

Top 10 ways to identify plants

People seek to identify plats for different reasons. Some are doing it for scientific reasons, others out of curiosity and others because they want to know the different plant types that thrive in their regions and how to care for them. Despite the reason behind plant identification, there are numerous features you must consider. They…

Top 10 Garden Myths

Every life aspect has myths that trigger the urge to unravel the reality. Gardening is no exception; it has its myths that can sometimes mislead first-time gardeners. In most cases, gardening myths are passed down from one generation to another making them hard to erase. As such, they continue to circulate and cause costly damages….

What you should know before planting cover crops 

Cover crops are plants that are cultivated with the aim of improving soil quality and fertility. Cover crops bulk up the soil with the beneficial organic matter, suppress weeds, prevent soil erosion, create and cycle soil born nutrients with the help of solar power. They also attract beneficial insects and pollinators to your garden, and…

Growing and Storing Onions

Onions are classified as superfoods since they contain high nutrient levels. There are three main onion categories; red, yellow and white onions. Red onions are most nutritious followed by yellow onions and white onions that contain the least amount of antioxidants and quercetin. However, sweet white onions that contain a high water percentage are delicious…

How to Winterize your Garden Part 1 

Despite winterizing their homes, cars, and boats, gardeners have never embraced the idea of winterizing their garden. As such, the coming winter does not mean that you should not have a healthy and nutrient rich garden. You just need to dedicate time and resource for a little work that will retain your garden’s health. Gardening…

How to Bee Garden 

Most gardening enthusiasts focus on crop and butterfly gardening. Rarely do gardeners invest in bee farming yet it is a profitable and satisfying venture. You not only enjoy natural honey but the bees also boost your garden’s health and conserve a myriad of natural treasures. However, designing a bee garden is not hard. Why consider…

Storing and Preserving your Vegetables part 2 

Freezing your harvests Freezing is an effective yet easy way of preserving garden produce such as vegetables. However, not all fruits and vegetables can be frozen. Choose firm and slightly ripe fruits and vegetables and freeze them as soon as they harvested before they start withering. Also, to protect your vegetables and fruits from cold…