When to Harvest Spring Vegetables

Spring is right around the corner, which means you’ve prepared your garden tools, started your seeds, and chosen a layout for your organic garden this year. No doubt you’re excited about your first harvest of the season – we are too! Every organic gardener is itching to get out there and start planting and tending…

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…

Iowa Gardening Zones: When You Should Start Working in Your Garden

The State of Iowa spans parts of gardening Zones 4 (northeast Iowa) through 7 (southwest Iowa), which means the planting dates vary slightly throughout the state. Most of the regions in Iowa have a medium growing length, which gives you a good amount of time to start your vegetables and reap a bountiful harvest. With…

5 Ways to Prep Your Garden After the Spring Thaw

There’s no better feeling for a gardener than knowing the winter thaw is finally over and spring has sprung. When the weather starts warming up and the insects start to flutter around again, it’s time to get back into your organic garden. Today, we’re discussing six things you can do to prep your garden for…

Preparing Your Garden Before You Start Spring Planting

Springtime in Iowa can be a bit unpredictable, but when the weather starts to turn warm and the sun stays out, it’s a critical time to set your garden up for a productive year. The question is, what’s the best way to get your garden beds ready? The first thing you should do is build…