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Get your organic garden off to a great start with plenty of inspiration — all available right here. Find out why organic gardening is the way to go in lawn care, vegetable gardening, herb gardens, flower gardening, container gardening and down to the very soil science. And see what everyday organic gardeners are growing in their very own home gardens. If you’ve got questions about organic gardening, organic soil or organic fertilizer that gets results, you’ll find the answers here.
2023-07-25 13:18
Organic fertilizers aren’t used the same way as synthetics. They are a whole-plant approach instead of a bandage and may require a little more attention (not that much more, don’… Read More
2023-02-21 18:38
Whether or not you can ease the bill at the grocery store by growing your own produce depends first on how you shop and what you eat. If you like to loiter around the outer edge of… Read More
2021-10-04 19:35
The tastes of summer harvests do not have to be something you only dream about once the growing season has subsided. Bring a hint of summertime into your meals throughout the entire… Read More
2021-10-02 18:59
If your vegetable gardens were productive this season, and we hope that they were, you may have so many vegetables that you don’t know what to do with them all. We all long to… Read More
2021-09-30 17:04
Bring your crop of beets from garden to jar by making pickled beets and enjoy these colorful, vitamin-packed vegetables all year long. Beets are high-fiber foods rich in essential n… Read More
2021-09-29 17:19
What is Pickling? Pickling is a technique used for preserving food, particularly vegetables. It allows us to make the crops that we grow in the summer and fall last through the wint… Read More
Canning Carrots
2021-09-23 18:45
Carrots can add vibrance, nutrition, and more flavor to our meals, so it’s always great to have this staple close at hand and readily available in our pantries. Canning carrot… Read More
When To Pick Corn
2021-09-22 21:35
There is nothing quite like the sweet taste, texture, and crunch of freshly picked, homegrown corn. It’s become an American tradition of sorts to grow, enjoy and even decorate… Read More
Harvesting Broccoli & Cauliflower
2021-09-20 21:44
Densely packed clusters of vitamin-rich heads of cauliflower and crowns of bright green broccoli are phenomenal cool-season crops to grow in the backyard garden. These easy-to-grow… Read More
Organic Lawn Care Guide
2021-09-14 15:20
If you think you can only obtain a lush, beautiful lawn with the use of chemicals, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. You can achieve a healthy, easy to care for a lawn withou… Read More
Growing Lilies: How & Where To Grow
2021-09-07 20:03
Lilies are vibrant and exotic perennial flowers that have intensely fragrant, bold, and beautiful blooms. The versatility and variety of this bulbous plant also lend to their charm… Read More
2021-08-30 19:19
Gardenias are cherished subtropical, flowering perennial shrubs or trees that produce intoxicatingly fragrant blooms and dark green, shiny foliage. Gardenias make lovely additions t… Read More
2021-08-26 19:42
Keep your yard healthy, lush, green, and vibrant by implementing overseeding into your lawn care regimen. Overseeding your lawn can improve your turf’s thickness and fill in t… Read More
2021-08-26 18:09
For four to six weeks each spring, we find ourselves swooning over lilacs. There is little doubt about why lilacs are known as the symbol of first love with their intoxicating fragr… Read More
Growing Radishes & How Long It Takes
2021-08-19 19:58
Growing radishes is a gratifying endeavor. They are rapid producers of peppery-tasting, edible roots that measure between one and three inches in diameter and length. They are small… Read More
Growing Catnip: Planting Care And Tips
2021-08-10 20:19
Catnip is a perennial herbaceous plant that blooms from late spring through fall. Native to parts of Europe and Asia, catnip is a thriving member of the mint family and shares chara… Read More
2021-08-06 20:52
Cabbage worms are common garden pests that plague cauliflower, kale, cabbage, broccoli, and other cabbage family members. They are smooth green larvae with subtle, light yellow stri… Read More
2021-08-03 19:41
Have you ever wondered what goes into having a lush, green, and attractive lawn? It all comes down to performing some basic tasks during each season to keep your property in optimal… Read More
Lawn Care Equipment & Tools Guide
2021-07-28 09:00
Having the right lawn care equipment & tools is a vital component of properly caring and keeping up with your lawn. A healthy, lush, and beautiful lawn takes regular maintenance… Read More
How To Get Rid Of Moles In The Garden
2021-07-27 09:00
Nothing is more frustrating than having your flowers and crops destroyed by ground-dwelling creatures that tunnel under the earth and wreak havoc on our lawns and gardens. Moles can… Read More
Fall Flowers For Pots & Containers
2021-07-26 22:57
As the season makes its shift from the long, hot days of summer to the cooler days of fall, the landscape can feel void of color. However, there’s plenty of life left in fall… Read More
2021-07-23 18:05
Starting seeds indoors is a vital part of successful gardening, and it allows gardeners succession planting and season-extending… Read More
The Ultimate Guide To Orchid Care
2021-07-20 16:22
Orchids are exceptional plants, adored for their intricate blooms, arching stems, and magnificent foliage. There are more than 28,000 species of these stunning tropical and subtropi… Read More
Echeveria Elegans For Beginners
2021-07-15 21:00
Echeveria Elegans, also known as the Mexican Snowballs or Mexican Roses, are great succulents for beginners to grow. These easy-to-care-for succulent plants store water in their thi… Read More
Growing Squash In Containers & Pots
2021-07-12 19:36
Squash plants are prolific annual sensations and the showpieces of any vegetable garden. One of the most rewarding aspects of growing squash, other than the fact that they are subst… Read More
2021-07-10 19:32
If you’ve ever passed by enticing globes of color in a garden bed and wondered what the eye-catching and whimsical-looking flower is, it’s the treasured and easy-to-grow… Read More
Growing Pincushion Cactus
2021-07-09 19:05
Growing Pincushion cactus, or mammillaria, is an easy gardening project for beginner and advanced gardeners alike. These drought-tolerant, compact, perennial plants make outstanding… Read More
Best Summer Flowers To Grow
2021-07-08 22:49
Flowers don’t have to stop blooming and growing after spring, in fact, your garden can be overflowing with colorful and fragrant blooms, even on the hottest days. Fill your be… Read More
Summer Rose Care
2021-07-05 22:09
Roses are dreamy additions to any garden landscape, filling the air with intoxicating bloom fragrances and inviting flowers. Once rose bushes have been planted, tended to, and are b… Read More
2021-07-05 20:11
Succulents are often touted for their unique, eye-catching foliage and textures, but many flowering succulents also produce blooms that draw lots of attention. Their ability to stor… Read More
2021-06-25 21:25
Portulacaria Afra, otherwise known as Elephant Bush, is a small-leaved succulent plant that is native to South Africa. Plant varieties often have reddish-colored stems and green or… Read More
Growing Rosemary Indoors & Outdoors
2021-06-22 17:56
Growing rosemary makes a superb addition to any garden, whether in-ground or in containers outdoors or indoors on a sunny windowsill. These beautiful, evergreen, perennial herbs pro… Read More
How To Compost In The City
2021-06-20 17:22
Composting organic waste has endless benefits for our environment and our gardens. It reduces the waste added to landfills, impro… Read More
The Gardener’s Guide To Raised Bed Soil
2021-06-18 16:34
Any experienced gardener can tell you that even seemingly small mistakes can be the difference between a bountiful crop and a baron one. One of these common mistakes? Using the wron… Read More
Understanding Mealybugs
2021-06-04 21:01
Mealybugs are tiny, oval-shaped insects that are harmful to plants because they suck plant sap from leaves and stems, decreasing a plant’s ability to achieve photosynthesis, t… Read More
2021-06-02 20:50
When fertilizing a garden and feeding plants, it is vital to remember that rather than simply feeding your plants, you are nourishing your soil. Plants consume soil nutrients, but t… Read More
2021-05-25 14:00
As sustainable gardening increases in popularity, so does the rise in raised garden bed building. Constructing raised beds permits you to compose the picture-perfect soil mixture fo… Read More
How To Grow Mint Indoors & Outdoors
2021-05-20 20:10
Keep fresh mint right at your fingertips all year long by growing mint indoors & outdoors. Mint plants are vigorous growers that come in a variety of exquisite flavors and capti… Read More
How To Plant & Grow Asparagus
2021-05-17 05:09
Asparagus is a flowering perennial with fern-like foliage and early shoots that are harvested as lovely spring vegetables. Its emergence from the ground in early spring makes it the… Read More
2021-05-12 13:57
If beginning a new landscape has you stumped, you aren’t alone. It can be challenging to know where to start, whether you are dealing with a blank slate or looking to change t… Read More
2021-05-06 23:04
Thrips are tiny insects that can wreak havoc on gardens. These one-millimeter-long garden pests are slim with black or light yellow abdomens that sport two sets of small wings. Thes… Read More
How To Plant And Grow Rhubarb
2021-05-06 22:10
Rhubarb is a cool-season, fruit-like vegetable known for its colorful stalks and tart flavor. Its emergence from the ground in late March and early April signals the commencement of… Read More
2021-05-04 19:27
Leaf miner damage is troublesome for gardeners. They create a myriad of destructive squiggling lines through the insides of leaves that may look like artwork but can cause significa… Read More
How To Grow Fennel: Tips & More
2021-05-03 18:17
Growing fennel is done for its bulbous white base that looks much like an onion, is layered like cabbage, and has a celery-like crunch. It produces a flavorful harvest with a hint o… Read More
2021-04-30 21:06
Spider mites are garden pests that are a nuisance to gardeners and destructive to both indoor and outdoor plants. These small arachnids can do a lot of damage to otherwise healthy p… Read More
2021-04-27 17:16
If you are looking for a cheerful presentation of color in your garden, consider growing pansies in your containers, hanging baskets, and flower beds.  Pansy flowers are a symb… Read More
Echeverias: The Easiest Succulent To Grow
2021-04-23 21:40
Echeverias are remarkably easy to grow succulent plants that store water in their thick, uniquely shaped leaves, making them very drought-tolerant plants. They come in a wide array… Read More
How And When To Plant Petunias
2021-04-19 20:09
If you are looking for plants with versatility and magnificent, prolific blooms that keep performing all spring and summer long, petunias will not disappoint. As long as you know ho… Read More
2021-04-15 17:41
Tomatoes are one of the most popular and most frequently grown plants in home vegetable gardens. There is nothing quite like the rich flavor and juicy goodness of homegrown tomatoes… Read More
How To Grow Cabbage
2021-04-13 19:37
Cabbage is a compact and tasty crop that is a dream to grow in the garden. In addition to its fairytale garden appeal and its flavorful crunch, cabbage has tons of health benefits… Read More
How To Grow Okra & How Long Does It Take?
2021-04-06 22:13
Okra is a close relative to the hibiscus plant and thrives in the heat of summer. This heat-loving, fast-growing, bushy plant can grow up to five feet tall and produce edible pods t… Read More

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