How to Prune Basil for Bigger & Longer Harvests

How to Prune Basil for Bigger & Longer Harvests

Pruning basil plants can increase growth significantly, leading to big bountiful basil bushes and a longer harvesting season. Learn how to prune basil the right way with these easy steps, and you’ll be eating pesto all winter! Why is Pruning Basil Important? Like many plants, 

How to Plant a Fall Garden

How to Plant a Fall Garden

A well-planned fall vegetable garden can keep your season going well into the cooler months. Depending on your location and the tools you use, your garden could last right up through December! The key to a successful fall garden is good planning. You need to 

How to Harvest & Freeze Green Beans

How to Harvest & Freeze Green Beans

Freezing green beans is a great way to extend your harvest over the winter! This article discussed how to freeze any type of bean (green, yellow, purple) of the “string” variety. In our garden, green beans are often one of the first veggies to produce 

How to Harvest, Store, & Cure Garlic

How to Harvest, Store, & Cure Garlic

Follow these simple steps to harvest, cure, and store your garlic and you’ll be enjoying it right through next spring (when you can plant whatever’s left for spring garlic!). In my humble opinion, garlic is one of the best things we grow.  It is easy 

How to Harvest, Store, & Use Radishes

How to Harvest, Store, & Use Radishes

Radishes are one of the first vegetables ready for harvest in a late spring (or fall) garden. This makes them particularly exciting. But for some, the excitement of that beautiful red radish harvest is lessened when they can’t figure out what to do with radishes! 

How to Support Tomatoes: Stakes vs. Cages

How to Support Tomatoes: Stakes vs. Cages

We learned early on that supporting tomatoes is very necessary for all but a few varieties.  Without some form of support, your plant will sprawl out over the ground and likely catch diseases that will keep you from harvesting much fruit.  We also learned early 

How to Plant a Tomato Seedling

How to Plant a Tomato Seedling

When planting a tomato seedling, there are a few things you can do to help ensure a that your tomato acclimates well to its new home. After all, you didn’t grow that baby from seed just to see it die when it hits your garden! 

How to use the Sheet Mulch Method to Create a Garden Bed

How to use the Sheet Mulch Method to Create a Garden Bed

Sheet mulching is a permaculture practice for creating a garden bed that feeds your plants with nutrients and doesn’t require digging.  Instead, to sheet mulch you layer materials over the top of your soil to build a bed, beginning and ending with weed-discouraging ground cover. 

How to Prepare Seedlings for Transplanting

How to Prepare Seedlings for Transplanting

Seedlings grown in indoors need a little bit of TLC before they are ready to be transplanted to their new garden home.  If you simply take a seedling from under a grow light and plant it in your garden, you may be very disappointed at 

How to Build a Bean Teepee

How to Build a Bean Teepee

Bean teepees are a vertical gardening option for growing pole means. These bean towers are an awesome addition to your garden for many reasons.  First, they are a great example of vertical gardening – going up with your garden can help save space and allow you