Gardening Tips

How to mulch with fallen leaves

How to mulch with fallen leaves

How to mulch with fallen leaves Many people see the piles of dropped autumn leaves as a hindrance. This could be due to the work involved raking them up, bagging them and sitting them by the curb for the city to pick up.  So, why […]

Online Seed Suppliers – The best sources for Heirloom Seeds

Online Seed Suppliers – The best sources for Heirloom Seeds

Online Seed Suppliers – The best sources for Heirloom Seeds There are surely hundreds of great, family-owned seed businesses I have never ordered from—and new companies seem to pop up every day. There are some amazing companies I have found over the years. The following […]

How to save tomato seed

How to save tomato seed

How to save tomato seed There is an unchallenged king in gardens everywhere who’s flavor is outstanding – and that is tomatoes!  Growing the perfect tomato is like searching for the holy grail.  It can often elude gardeners. They have become the fan favorite because […]

Vegetable Garden – When to plant

Vegetable Garden – When to plant

Vegetable Garden – When to plant One of the most common questions when it comes to vegetable gardens is – when do I plant my seeds for my vegetable garden? Vegetable Garden: When do I plant That question can have many different answers based on […]

Seed Saving – Quick tips for saving seed

Seed Saving – Quick tips for saving seed

One of the best things you can do for your garden – is to save your own seed.  This is one of the oldest and most beneficial things to learn how to do.  Ever wonder “where did a Cherokee Purple tomato came from?” or what […]

How to mulch around fruit trees

How to mulch around fruit trees

How to mulch around fruit trees Mulching is an easy way to cut down on water loss by plants and soil, as well as to slowly add nutrients back into the soil. Mulches come in organic and non-organic forms; and they affect soil acidity, water […]

Espalier Fruit Trees  – The solution to your small garden space

Espalier Fruit Trees – The solution to your small garden space

Espalier Fruit Trees – The solution to your small garden space Do you have a small yard or garden? Ever wanted to grow fruit trees but don’t have enough room?  You should give espalier trees a try! What is that? Read more about espalier fruit […]

Seed Truth: The Truth about Heirloom, Hybrid and GMO Seeds you need to know

Seed Truth: The Truth about Heirloom, Hybrid and GMO Seeds you need to know

The terms heirloom, hybrid, and genetically modified (GMO) are a much debated topic now a days.  These terms get tossed about a lot in the gardening world. What are heirlooms, hybrids and GMO’s? Mystery solved!  Read on to learn more about the seed truth: the […]

How to use Row Covers to extend your season

How to use Row Covers to extend your season

Summer gardens are one of the most stunning sights to see.  They can be filled with gorgeous heirloom tomatoes and peppers, sweet watermelons and as many cucumbers as you can eat.  We get to enjoy that plentiful harvest all summer long, but what happens when […]

5 Tips for Growing Carrots in Raised Beds

5 Tips for Growing Carrots in Raised Beds

There is just something about harvesting fresh grown carrots from your home garden.  They are sweeter and more delicious when home grown.  You can grow the best carrots at home in your garden if you follow these 5 tips for growing carrots in raised beds! […]

10 Crops that you should direct sow in your garden

10 Crops that you should direct sow in your garden

Each and every year at this time, if our growing season is over we start to plan our next spring garden. I constantly hear people talking about when and how to start their seeds indoors.  The thing that a lot of people do not know […]

How to root a tomato sucker

How to root a tomato sucker

The key is to start early, and take cuttings when the plant is still healthy.  Within several weeks, you will have new tomato plants.  Cloning tomato plants from suckers is quicker than starting a new crop from seed. Here is how to root a tomato […]

How to incorporate vegetable plants into your landscaping

How to incorporate vegetable plants into your landscaping

It’s not surprising that many people are opting to grow their own vegetables, especially since the food prices continue to rise. Many gardeners find themselves planting and tending to various plants and flowers, so why not add vegetable plants into the mix also. It is […]

The Top 10 Tomato Planting Tips for producing the healthiest plants

The Top 10 Tomato Planting Tips for producing the healthiest plants

What is the most popular vegetable to grow in your garden? Of course-tomatoes! Have you had a questionable past with growing your own tomatoes? You can grow tomatoes successfully if you follow these tomato planting tips! Planting tomato plants is easy. They are among the […]

Using seed tape to get the perfect garden spacing

Using seed tape to get the perfect garden spacing

How many times have you planted a handful of tiny seeds — onions and carrots or even herbs like basil!  Have you sown a row of tiny seeds, only to end up thinning out over half the seedlings? Using seed tape to get the perfect garden […]

Top 4 Tips to build healthy garden soil

Top 4 Tips to build healthy garden soil

Soil is a blend of organic material, water, air, and minerals. The organic matter comes from plant roots, microorganisms, and decaying plants and animals. When you follow these top 4 tips to build healthy garden soil, you will be pleased with your garden. When the […]

Top 10 Cherry Tomato varieties to grow in your garden

Top 10 Cherry Tomato varieties to grow in your garden

I get asked all the time, which cherry tomatoes are the best ones to grow? I also get the question, why do I grow a ton of cherry tomatoes? Every person will have their own reasons for growing a certain type or variety. For me, […]

Top 10 Tomato Varieties to grow in your garden

Top 10 Tomato Varieties to grow in your garden

I get asked all the time, which tomatoes are the best ones to grow? Of course, having said that, the most immediate thing that comes to mind is “best for whom.” Obviously each of us will have different ideas on what we want so I […]

The 9 Salad Greens that every gardener should grow

The 9 Salad Greens that every gardener should grow

Creating a salad that’s bursting with flavor and color is an art, but since most salad greens and enhancements go well together, it’s hard to go wrong. Here is our list of the 9 Salad Greens that every gardener should grow! Most seed companies now carry a wide […]

7 Quick Growing Veggies To Plant in your Garden

7 Quick Growing Veggies To Plant in your Garden

So everyone else started planting their vegetable garden months ago, and you’re a little behind—but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for grocery store veggies. You can still reap a tasty harvest if you plant these 7 Quick Growing Veggies in your garden. So gather up […]