Vegetable Picking Tips

Vegetable Picking Tips

After having successfully grown your vegetable garden to the point of producing a harvest, how do you know when is the best time to pick your vegetables? Here are picking tips for many common vegetables:

The Best Soil For A Home Garden

The Best Soil For A Home Garden

image credit: Mel Bartholomew The most important thing for a successful home garden is it’s soil. You need the best soil possible. If you are working on garden beds, container gardens, or other small efficient home garden spaces where a very large quantity of soil may not be required, consider the following. Instead of trying…

Raised Garden Beds – Tutorial

Raised Garden Beds – Tutorial

The advantages of a raised garden bed include the ability to plant in any location or areas of your yard that were not possible before – they’re a great way to plant when you don’t have the proper soil (just mix your own soil & compost) – they are easier for weed maintenance – the…

Start Planning Your Garden

Start Planning Your Garden

With the new year upon us, it’s time to start planning your garden. For some, your planning (and seedlings) are already under way. For others (further north?) you may not have thought much about it yet with the cold and snow. The thing is, planting time will be here before you know it…

The Varieties Of The French Marigold

The Varieties Of The French Marigold

French Marigold flowers are a popular and beneficial garden companion that will help your garden plants thrive because of their potent pesticide-producing root system, and strong aroma to ward off pests. Have you ever wondered which varieties of the Marigold are actually ‘French’ Marigolds? Here’s your answer…

Compost

Compost

Building a compost pile is an easy gardening project. Compost provides nutrition for plants, it builds the soil, and feeds beneficial microbes. Here are a few ideas how to get started with your own compost pile…

How To Rid Rabbits From Your Garden

How To Rid Rabbits From Your Garden

Don’t let their cute faces fool you; rabbits can do a lot of damage to your garden when your back is turned. Here are a few ideas how to stop rabbits from getting to your garden…

Survival Garden Seed Germination

Survival Garden Seed Germination

Growing your own Survival Garden, similar to the World War II era ‘Victory Garden’, is not only a rewarding experience that builds a key survival skill, but it enables you to be less dependent upon today’s modern food systems, is healthier, and will save you money. The first step beyond the planning stage and procurement…

3 Herbs To Try in Your Survival Garden

3 Herbs To Try in Your Survival Garden

As spring approaches, time draws closer to gardening. This year, take the big step and grow some herbs. Listed below is a random list of just a few that are easy for beginners and great for your culinary dishes. Not only are they¬† delicious in your culinary concoctions, but they also have medicinal purposes as…

‘How-To’ Canning Guides for Garden Harvest

‘How-To’ Canning Guides for Garden Harvest

It’s garden harvest season, and what to do with all of that bounty? You can only eat so much of it while it’s still fresh, you may give some of it away, but don’t forget about the best of all – preserve it for later! I came across some resources from the University of Gerogia…