Gardeners are often practical sorts, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t spoil them with some special gardening gifts. Here are a few ideas for gifts that the garden lover in your life will really appreciate. Continue Reading
I wouldn’t know how to begin a discussion on gardening without beginning with a discussion on how to improve soil fertility. When I teach a workshop, I ask students what they think of when they think “garden”. Most often, the answer has to do with the harvest.
And, of course, we wouldn’t garden if we couldn’t look forward to a bountiful harvest. But, I always encourage my students to build soil because healthy, fertile soil will result in a healthy, nutrient-dense harvest.Continue Reading
Why Use Mulch?
Mulch has so many benefits in an organic vegetable garden. I wouldn’t even know how to garden without it. We are huge fans of lasagna gardening (which includes wood chip gardening), but even before we switched to no-dig gardening, we were big fans of using natural materials as mulch.Continue Reading
Vegetable Garden Planning Doesn’t Have to Be Overwhelming
I’m an avid gardener and every spring I get a lot of gardening questions. I know that planning a vegetable garden can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are the 6 simple steps that I use year after year to plan my organic garden; hopefully they’ll be as helpful to you as they are to me.Continue Reading
Have Fun Growing Pumpkins
Everyone loves a pumpkin, don’t they? I can’t think of another vegetable that provides as much fun and entertainment as a pumpkin. And if you learn how to grow pumpkins, you’ll get to watch the magic all summer long, and save yourself some money come fall. Pumpkins can be quite expensive!
Pumpkins, of course, are not just for fall fun. If you grow the right varieties, they are delicious, too, and perfect for pie and other treats. Continue Reading