How to Protect Potted Plants in Winter

Winter has come, and it is the time to protect the potted plants from drying out because of the cold winter weather and from the sharp sunlight. The roots of the plants may be damaged because of the ever so quick changing temperatures. The top part of the plant may look healthy, but the bottom…

10 Types of Plant Labels Every Gardener Should Know

Winter is coming and everyone in Iowa can feel the cold temperature coming. This brings a short pause with our gardening routine, as we prepare for the holiday season. But it doesn’t mean you should stop learning. Thus, we have listed 10 types of plant labels you should know. 1. Stick Plant Labels   These…

Top 10 Small Business Quotes to Remember

Saturday is Small Business Saturday. It is a reminder to all of us consumers and buyers that small businesses form the core of the US economy and unless we value and support these businesses, we may soon be causing the decline of our economy. Here are some 10 Small Business Quote to help remind you…

10% Discount on Small Business Saturday for Plant Markers

Plant markers are not only for commercial gardeners. Even those who have small gardens at home can benefit much from it as it helps identify the different plants you are taking care of, especially if you plan to plant the following bulbs this winter: Tulips Crocus Grape Hyacinth Summer Snowflake Scilla Daffodil Bearded Iris  …

MCG BioMarkers®: Certified Veteran Owned Small Business

If you are loving the eco-friendly plant markers and labels of MCG BioMarkers®, then you’ll love it even more after realizing that you are also helping a veteran owned small business.   Yes! You have read it right. MCG Biomarkers, which is owned and operated by MCG BioComposites LLC, is a veteran owned small business…

How to Celebrate Veterans Day All Year Round in Iowa

Just a few days ago, we have witnessed the celebration of Veterans Day. We’ve seen parades and may have watched several documentaries showing the valor of these soldiers.   But should we celebrate and honor them only on this single day, November 11? Wouldn’t it be better if we can show our appreciation for all…

How to Prepare Your Summer Garden for Fall and Winter

The warmth of summer is gone and your garden blooms are starting to dwindle but your organic garden can be just as beautiful in the fall and winter. Fall isn’t the end of the growing season, but a switching of the gears. You may be putting your garden to bed but you’re also preparing for…

Fall Landscape Maintenance Practices to Remember

When it comes to organic landscaping, your priorities must shift in the fall. Instead of focusing on helping your plants grow, fall work is aimed toward getting your landscape cleaned up and ready for the winter shut down.   To help you cover your bases, we’ve put together a list of the top four landscape…

5 Common Soil Problems and How to Solve Them

If your organic plants and shrubs are struggling to grow, it’s time to take a closer look at your soil. Many soil problems can throw your garden off track, but the good news is there are plenty of things you can do to get right back on!   When your garden struggles to thrive just…

How to Prepare Your Garden for the Coming Fall Season

With every growing season there comes a time in the fall when you have to put your organic garden to rest. Unless you fill your garden with wintertime plants, now is the perfect time to prep your garden for next spring.   Adjusting your garden soil takes time, especially if you have to add nutrients…

9 Planting Tips for This Fall

Fall in Iowa can bring a mixed bag of weather patterns that range from lingering humidity to lots of rain to cold temperatures. This can make checking the items off your fall garden to-do list somewhat tricky.   To help you stay organized and on top of your organic garden adventures, we’ve gathered a list…