6 Reasons to Visit the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center

Are you looking for an activity the whole family can participate in? School may be back in session but that doesn’t mean your kids won’t be bored when the weekend rolls around. Encourage them to disconnect from their devices long enough to visit one of the coolest botanical centers in the state of Iowa.  …

Springtime Bulbs You Can Start Growing Now

If you didn’t get your vegetable bulbs planted in the fall, don’t panic. There’s no time like the present to get things going for your organic garden. If the ground in your garden has thawed, or if you’re using planters, spring is the perfect time to sow the plants we’re discussing today because they will…

Spring Fertilization Tips for Your Garden

Taking care of your garden means feeding the soil first and not the plants. When you get used to this idea and put it into practice, you’ll start to see healthier plants, richer harvests, and successful gardens. Building rich soil means you’ll get better vegetable harvests so you can put clean, healthy food on the…

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….

How to Winterize your Garden Part 2 

Baby the beds After ensuring that your garden is neat and replanting the divided plant, add about 4 inches of compost to the beds. Beneficial mulch nutrients will leach into plant beds during heavy winter rains. The compost also ensures that the plants get enough nutrients and grow into healthy crops later on when they…

Vegetable Gardening Tips

Vegetables are healthy and delicious but expensive to buy. Hence, the need to start a home vegetable garden where you can grow your favorite vegetables and save money in return. Vegetable gardening is a fruitful venture that will see you enjoy healthy and vitamin rich foods if done right. But how do you ensure that…

Best Fruit And Vegetables For Bees

Bees are among the best pollinators, and no extra costs are required to host them. Flowering tree fruits and vegetable plants are the best to attract bees, and in return, the activity of bees on these plants results to pollination. Complete and efficient pollination is an important aspect of organic gardening to yield more and…

Organic Gardening Benefits

Growing crops organically means making better gardening choices that include avoiding the use of chemical farm products. The chemicals used to make pesticides are not only harmful to the environment but also to humans. Despite being applied days or even months before crops are harvested, farm produce contains traces of pesticides that cause serious health…

A Spring Check-List for Your Organic Garden

So spring is right around the corner. You’re excited about the warmth, sunshine, and best of all, the delicious fruits, veggies, and herbs from your organic garden! Just like any living thing that needs to exit winter’s dormancy, it’s important to ease your garden into spring. Below are some helpful ways to assist your organic…

What is Organic Gardening?

The term, organic, when used in gardening, means finding environmentally friendly ways to work the land and working with, rather than against, nature. Organic gardening isn’t always applied to only gardening but can be considered a way of life. What is Organic Gardening? Compost Organic gardening is all about doing away with chemical fertilizers and…

Everything You Need to Know to Start an Organic Garden

Organic gardening today involves more than making a cultural impact. In fact, it is now considered an intelligent way of living in harmony with the natural environment. While fertilizers and chemical pesticides are extremely toxic and can prove fatal to useful plants and bugs, tending to your garden organically, using organic plant food, organic gardening…

High-yield Organic Garden Planning Tips

When considering the current economy, planning an organic vegetable garden is a great idea. Regardless of how much space is available for you, there are various choices for growing a garden at home. Whether you have a little, or a lot, of space inside, there are outlines and beautiful designs that will work for growing…