Organic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

Tips to Growing and Preparing Gourmet Salad Greens

Tips to Growing and Preparing Gourmet Salad Greens

Great salads are more than just lettuce but the addition of complex flavors of salad greens. Flavors can range from spicy to nutty depending on what you grow. With so many flavors to choose from why not grow some of each? Watch...

Pruning Raspberries and Blackberries

Pruning Raspberries and Blackberries

Cane berries are wonderful to grow in your edible landscape. They make a great hedge and give you sweet tasty berries as well. But to grow cane berries that produce abundant yields, they should be pruned every year. The method of pruning...

When Will My Tomatoes Be Ripe?

When Will My Tomatoes Be Ripe?

Tomatoes are in full gear in the garden, loaded with lots of green, un-ripe tomatoes. So when will they ripen and how can you tell when is the best time to pick them? Summer Conditions Contribute to How Fast the Fruit Ripens...

Vegan Organic Gardening

Vegan Organic Gardening

We all know why organic gardening is great - eliminating synthetic chemicals and growing naturally is the clear choice for gardeners who want to be good to Mother Earth. But if you want to take your earth-friendly gardening to the next level,...

How to Grow in Straw Bales

How to Grow in Straw Bales

Straw bale gardens are simple: the bale is the garden. It is the container and the soil, all in one! Straw bales are more convenient than building a raised bed or buying lots of pots for a container garden. You can easily...

How to Grow Popcorn (and the best way to pop it!)

How to Grow Popcorn (and the best way to pop it!)

I love munching on a big bowl of popcorn in the evening. But it’s even better when the popcorn comes from my own garden! Growing your own popcorn allows you to experience a variety of colors: Dakota Black, Neon Pink, multi-colored Cherokee,...

Choosing the Best Poo for You

Choosing the Best Poo for You

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the choices of composted manure when you flip through our fertilizer catalog? Or perhaps you’ve been offered a free truckload of manure from a neighbor but aren’t sure if it’s the best option for your garden. ...

What is Biochar?

What is Biochar?

Have you heard of biochar? This “new” organic fertilizer is a safe, effective soil amendment with a plethora of benefits from increasing water retention and soil microbes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But what is it, and how does it work? Biochar...

Three Sisters Companion Planting Method

Three Sisters Companion Planting Method

Companion planting is a useful gardening technique of growing certain veggies together to take advantage of their natural tendencies and relationships. This is an idea that has been practiced for centuries, and most famously with the “Three Sisters” method. Watch our video...

How to Select the Best Onions and Leeks

How to Select the Best Onions and Leeks

Onions and leeks are an essential part of a veggie garden. To get the biggest bulbs, there are two steps: selecting the correct type for your location, and deciding whether to plant transplants, sets, or seeds. Get ready for your best onion...