Growing Perennial Veggies

Instead of growing veggies in a patch of straight rows of crops, gardeners can plant a variety of interesting perennial edibles in a relaxed design in the landscape around their home. To grow perennial veggies, check plant labels at the nursery to discover their winter hardiness, as it is important to get the right variety…

Propagate Edible Plants

Growing veggies from seeds is a rewarding activity, as we watch the seedlings develop into delicious veggies we can bring to the table. There are other ways to propagate plants besides growing them from seeds. We can also grow new plants from from cuttings, by division, by layering, and by grafting.  By collecting seeds at…

Aquaponic Gardening

With aquaponics, you can grow veggies and fish in a single, self-contained, eco-friendly space, combining aquaculture and hydroponics with a twist. The fish provide nutrients for the plants, while the plants clean the water for the fish.  Aquaponics uses natural bacterial cycles to convert fish waste to plant nutrients. This recirculating water system, growing veggies…

Marigolds and Nasturtiums

Marigolds and nasturtiums are perfect flowers to plant among your veggies in an organic raised bed veggie garden. They both are pretty edible flowers that send out natural chemical signals to attract beneficial insects, like lady bugs, and repel pesky bugs, like whiteflies.  The smell of marigolds has been proven to keep a variety of…

Grow Organic Squash

Great food connects us to the earth as it begins with rich soil, fresh water, and clean air. Organic squash is grown without toxic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or GMO seeds. Start by filling your raised bed garden with an organic vegetable potting soil, like Dr. Earth’s Home Grown Organic Potting Mix, and choosing local organic…

Organic Gardening

Homeowners can awaken their neighborhood to the need to act in the current environmental emergency by using organic gardening techniques and taking simple steps at home. Planting eco-friendly native plants and fruit trees instead of a lawn in the front yard and using a drip irrigation system, saves water and attracts pollinators. Refraining from the…

Organic Container Veggies

Grow your own food in pots on the patio, in a window box or even a hanging basket. Containers can be filled with the best organic soil, moved to find the best sun, and can fit into any small space. You can grow abundant crops that are decorative as well as edible.  The Garden Tower…