How and Why to use Cover Crops in your Garden

How and Why to use Cover Crops in your Garden

This article on planting cover crops in your home garden is sponsored by High Mowing Organic Seeds, our valued partner and one of our favorite seed companies! All photos are courtesy of High Mowing Organic Seeds. — When most people think about cover crops, they think 

How to Design & Plant Fruit Tree Guilds

How to Design & Plant Fruit Tree Guilds

A Fruit Tree Guild is a group of plants that are grown together to provide mutual benefits for the fruit tree. The plants in the guild protect the tree from pests and diseases, while also providing nutrients and support. By choosing the right plants for 

How to Grow Potatoes: Trench or Hill Method

How to Grow Potatoes: Trench or Hill Method

You can grow any type of potato in your garden using traditional methods like trenching or hills. These methods can be used for anything from large Yukon gold beauties to fingerlings or early purples. In this article, we’ll provide step-by-step instructions for planting and growing 

How to Use Dandelions

How to Use Dandelions

You may think of dandelions as pesky weeds, but these flowers actually have a number of beneficial qualities. Dandelions can be used in your yard to improve the soil quality, and they can also be eaten or used in natural remedies. In addition, they are 

How to Mulch your Vegetable Garden

How to Mulch your Vegetable Garden

Mulching your vegetable garden is an important task that helps to protect your plants, conserve water, and suppress weeds. There are many different materials that can be used for mulch, but not all of them are suitable for every situation. In this blog post, we 

How to Improve Clay Soil in your Vegetable Garden

How to Improve Clay Soil in your Vegetable Garden

Clay soil is heavy and dense and can be difficult for vegetable gardening. A garden area that is primarily clay will have trouble with water drainage and will not have enough air circulation. This can lead to problems with the root systems of your plants, as 

How to Increase Nitrogen in your Garden Soil: Natural Methods

How to Increase Nitrogen in your Garden Soil: Natural Methods

Can you increase nitrogen levels in your garden naturally? Yes! If you are looking to create a thriving vegetable garden, you need to make sure that your soil has enough nitrogen. Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plant growth and development. Without it, many plants 

How to Test your Garden Soil: A Comprehensive Guide

How to Test your Garden Soil: A Comprehensive Guide

If you want to have a successful vegetable garden, healthy soil is an important aspect of your work and a soil test should be one of your first steps. Soil health is crucial for growing healthy plants because the quality of your soil affects the 

How to Prune Apple Trees

How to Prune Apple Trees

One key to getting the most delicious apples from your home orchard is pruning your apple trees. Pruning not only helps the tree produce more fruit but also improves the overall health of the tree and helps it be more resistant to pests and diseases. 

How to Ripen Green Tomatoes Indoors

How to Ripen Green Tomatoes Indoors

Wondering what to do with all of those green tomatoes? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! A lot of people end up with green tomatoes at the end of the season because their tomatoes didn’t ripen on the vine before the first frost. Luckily, there are