Seed Starting Guide

Most gardeners start seeds indoors when they want to get a jump start on the growing season with plants that can’t handle frost, but a fair number also do it because they wish to begin a plant’s life in a…
Mosquito Repelling Plants

Summer. The very word conjures up images of backyard barbecues, basking in the warm sun, and just enjoying the great outdoors. Unfortunately, summer also conjures up a very real annoyance in the form of the mosquito. Luckily there are quite…
Growing Fruit Trees in Containers

Many gardeners would love to grow their own fruit trees, but don’t have the space for them. Or perhaps they have plenty of space in a cool climate, but have their heart set on growing bananas. Luckily for such gardeners,…
DIY Organic Weed Killers

Weeds are the proverbial thorn in a gardener’s side. They sprout overnight and try to choke the life out of the planted crops. Stop those pesky weeds without chemicals or back-breaking weeding sessions with these DIY organic weed killers that…
Permaculture – What is it?

Permaculture is a new word for an old gardening practice. Permaculture gardening is a grouping of two or more growing life forms (plants and animals) that help sustain each other continuously. Everything living within the permaculture environment must provide benefits…
Best Way to Grow Garlic and Ginger

Garlic and ginger are very established food staples that are often regarded as herbs, although technically, they aren’t. Nonetheless, both give off so many health benefits that you simply cannot do without them. Thankfully, both garlic and ginger are easy…
Mulching is a Requirement

Mulch is a must if you want a healthy, weed-free garden (either vegetable or flower), plus it makes the garden look more tidy. Certain types of mulch also act as organic pest control so your hard work won’t be destroyed…
DIY Aquaponics for a Sustainable Food Source

Aquaponics is a blend of food production that has been around for decades but only recently has come into the limelight as an ideal way to produce protein, fruits, and vegetables in the same small space. Aquaculture is the raising…
How to Grow Healthy Organic Potatoes

It’s the end of the year, and it’s holiday season, and potatoes are a favorite on the family dinner table. Baked, mashed, fried, julienned, or boiled, potatoes are versatile enough to be served every day (without complaints from the family,…