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Growing & Using Cover Crops in the Home Garden

What is a cover crop? How do I use it? Can I use cover crops in my raised beds? Which cover crop is the best? What are the benefits?  In this blog post, I’ll answer all of these questions and more to untangle the confusion behind using cover crops in the home garden (or in […]

The Journey of A Successful Gardener

Sowing the Seed I never thought I would grow up to be a professional gardener! Is that even a thing?! In college, I was studying Natural Resources Management and thought I would save the rainforests. One day, I was asked by a peer, (who was the University’s Student Garden Manager), to come to a volunteer […]

Gardening is Connection

Ladybug on hand

Gardening is Connection. I see so many new and novice gardeners approach the garden with the desire to control and the expectation of a certain outcome. I see new gardeners watering and tending the garden quickly, impatiently, unconsciously… This approach surely leads to disappointment and frustration when it comes harvest time, but most importantly, this […]

The History of Victory Gardens

Ever heard of a Victory Garden? During World War I, the United States government encouraged citizens to contribute to the war effort by planting and cultivating food gardens to feed themselves and their communities.  In this time, with European farmers being recruited to military service and farmland being converted into battlefields, the majority of America’s […]

Planting and Growing Garlic

Garlic bulb

Why plant Garlic?  Garlic is a good repellent for rabbits and other pests. Garlic is an easy crop to cultivateand is a wonderful storage crop, (lasts months in the pantry), and kitchen staple. When do I plant garlic? To achieve large garlic bulbs, the garlic plant requires a period of vernalization, or cold treatment, which […]

Getting to Know Me: GARLIC

Garlic bulbs from the Garden

What You Need to Know About Growing Garlic Garlic is a long season crop, taking 90-270 days to mature from sowing to harvest! To achieve large garlic bulbs, the plant requires a period of vernalization, or cold treatment, which is why bulbing garlic only grows well in regions that have winters with over 40 days […]

Amending Your Soil

There seems to be a lot of chatter about “amending your soil”. Some folks pose the question of, “what does that even mean?  What Does Amend Your Soil mean? “Amending” means “to alter, modify, or improve”. Healthy soil is alive with invisible microbes, fungi, and other visible critters like worms and centipedes. These hard-working life […]

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