• Organic Gardening Pest Control

    How to Get Rid of Ants from Potted Plants: A Gardener’s Guide

    So how do you get rid of ants from your potted plants? Ants are industrious creatures that can sometimes find their way into our beloved potted plants (or anywhere in the garden!), causing frustration for gardeners. Not only can they disrupt the aesthetics of our carefully tended containers, but they can also harm the plants themselves. There are effective and eco-friendly ways to bid farewell to these unwanted visitors and restore harmony to your potted garden. Before applying any of these methods, keep in mind that ants are in fact pollinators. A few ants are generally not anything to worry…

  • Organic Gardening

    The Sweetest Blackberry Variety You’ll Want to in Your Garden

    When searching for blackberry varieties, sweetness is often a key factor for gardeners and anyone who loves fruit! There are numerous blackberry varieties available, each with unique characteristics and flavor profiles. Certain varieties are specifically renowned for their exceptional sweetness, making them a favored choice for fresh eating, desserts, and preserves. Sweetness in blackberries can be influenced by genetics, growing conditions and ripeness at harvest. As a result, there’s a considerable interest in identifying which variety takes the crown for being the sweetest. Considering the available varieties, one standout is the Ponca blackberry, recognized for its significant sweetness. This particular…

  • Organic Gardening

    15 Amazing Plants for Companion Planting Strawberries

    If you’re looking to grow strawberries in your garden, companion planting is an essential technique that can help you get the most out of your crop. Companion planting involves planting different species of plants together in a way that benefits both plants. By planting certain plants alongside your strawberries, you can help to deter pests, improve soil quality, and increase yields. In this article, we’ll explore the basics of companion planting with strawberries, including the benefits of this technique and the best companion plants to use. We’ll also cover some common pests and diseases that can affect companion planted crops,…

  • DIY Homestead Projects

    Homestead Crafts: 46 Amazing to Try Right Now

    There are definitely some homestead crafts and skills that I’ve learned over the past few years that I never imagined I’d be into. At the end of this post, find out what I’ve been learning. These have been great things to pick up to just have a hobby. Previously I just didn’t have the time to learn these skills and have too many hobbies. I was doing my Masters degree while working in a very high stress environment. Honestly I don’t know how I survived doing both of those at the same time. Studying occupied a lot of my free…

  • Beginner Gardening

    When to Apply Fertilizer to the Vegetable Garden

    Knowing when to fertilize your vegetable garden is crucial for optimal plant growth and yield. Applying fertilizer at the right time can be the difference between a good harvest and a disappointing one. To ensure your vegetables receive the nutrients they need, it’s best to understand the specific requirements of your plants and soil. The ideal time to fertilize often aligns with key stages in plant development, beginning with soil preparation before planting. This post is all about when to apply fertilizer to the vegetable garden. As an Amazon Associate I earn on qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links,…

  • Organic Gardening - Organic Gardening Pest Control

    Companion Planting Potatoes: Best Partners for a Healthy Harvest

    If you’ve been following along, I’ve done quite a few posts already about companion planting. This post continues with the theme of companion planting. It’s a great gardening technique to implement to keep the garden healthy in a natural way. Even though I’ve been gardening for years, I still try to learn new ways to keep pests and diseases at bay. I don’t like to use any chemicals, so knowing an easy and natural way is key for me. If you’d like to check out my other posts about companion planting, you’ll find the links below. What is Companion Planting?…