No Garden? No Problem! Grow Microgreens

It’s dark and cold outside. You’re either looking across a dormant garden or out at a concrete jungle. You day dream about what you’d grow if you had a bit of...

Heating Greenhouses

Greenhouses can expand your growing horizons from seed starting to growing tender plants. Heating and cooling in your greenhouse are critical for getting the most from...

How to Harvest Annual and Perennial Herbs

So you’ve been growing herbs and now it’s time for a big, end-of-summer harvest. You watched our new video where Tricia shows you how to harvest and preserve...

Mulch in Your Vegetable Garden—Beyond the Basics

Everyone tells you to mulch your vegetable garden—but exactly how should you choose a mulch? In this post, Tricia shows you the basics of mulching. What’s the...

Plant a Victorian Talking Garden

Cultures have given meaning to herbs, flowers, and other plants since ancient times.  These symbolic meanings became particularly well developed and socially important...

Get A Head Start in Your Summer Garden

Dreaming of summer melons, cucumbers, peppers or tomatoes? Many of us are getting impatient and want to start working in the garden and getting our hands dirty! Well...

Tips for Germinating Hard-to-Start Seeds

Sometimes we all need a helping hand! If your favorite seeds are in the “hard-to-start” category, we have tips for you on techniques to give them a hand and get...

Echinacea for Every Garden

Echinacea is an easy native to add to your water wise garden. Both E.purpurea (Purple Coneflower) and E.angustifolia (Black Simpson Coneflower) are well known for their...

Seed Saving Guidelines

Seed saving is a great way to carry on your favorite tomato or pepper to your garden next season. To do this correctly, some planning before planting is critical to a...

Perk up, plants!

The dog days of summer are upon us! The mercury is climbing, and the veggies are drooping. But don’t get out that watering can just yet! As tempting as it is to turn...