Category: Organic Gardening

Solarization 101

  As an organic gardeners, I try to keep weeds away without using chemicals.  But hand weeding is hard work!  That’s why I like the technique called solarization....

April Gardening Activities

It’s April and spring is finally here. There’s a lot of activities in the garden from clean up, weeding to planting. Check out our video where Tricia shows you what...

How to Build a Low Tunnel to Protect Plants from Frost

We’re always talking about extending your growing season with floating row covers, low tunnels, and hoop houses. These all protect your plants from frost. Today...

The 411 on Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew is a widespread, common disease found on many kinds of plants. It can infect many types of vegetables, berries and ornamental plants found around the...

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Good bugs, like lady bugs, are well known to most gardeners as a helper in the garden who eats soft bodied bad bugs like aphids. But there are quite a few good bugs in...

Spring Disease Control in Your Orchard

Spring is just around the corner, and your fruit trees are waking up from their winter’s rest. Help them get off to a good start to the year by monitoring for these...

Attracting Pollinators to the Garden

Many of our favorite fruits and vegetables require pollinators. Fortunately you don’t need to keep a beehive to ensure that your fruit trees and vegetable garden...

Applying Organic Pesticides Effectively

We all want our gardens to be as healthy as possible, both for our families and for Mother Nature. So when bugs attack and you reach for your organic pesticides, it is...

How to Grow Sweet Corn, Popcorn or Dry Corn in Your Garden

Who doesn’t love sinking their teeth in to fresh corn on the cob, or the aroma of corn bread hot out of the oven? The most popular choice for home gardens is, of...

Growing Jujube Trees and How to Use the Fruit

Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill), also know as Chinese date, is native to China and has been grown and enjoyed for over 4,000 years. The tree is deciduous and is grown as...