• Organic Gardening

    How Late Can You Plant Sunflowers? 8 Tips on How to Have a Successful Crop Even if You Plant Late

    Sunflowers are one of my all time favorite flowers to grow. They just make the garden look so happy with their bright yellow flowers! Sunflower planting season typically begins in the early spring and continues through the summer. But did you know you can actually plant sunflowers late into the season and potentially see a successful harvest? In this blog post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about how late you can plant sunflowers and still have a successful crop.  This post is all about how late you can plant sunflowers. Timing is Everything So, you may be wondering,…

  • Organic Gardening

    10 Reasons NOT to do No Dig Gardening

    Recently I posted about no dig gardening and how to set it up in your own garden. But what are the no dig gardening disadvantages? [RELATED POST: No Dig Gardening for Beginners: Simple Steps to Get Started] What is No Dig Gardening? No-dig gardening, a method that mimics natural processes, has been advocated as a way to preserve soil structure and promote a healthy garden ecosystem. However, for many gardeners, no-dig methods can involve unforeseen challenges that might detract from its perceived benefits. These disadvantages can influence gardeners’ decisions on whether no-dig is the right approach for their specific circumstances.…

  • Organic Gardening Pest Control

    One of the Most Common Gardening Problems: Pests in the Garden

    Gardening is a rewarding activity that can provide fresh produce, beautiful flowers, and a tranquil outdoor space. However, creating and maintaining a healthy garden is not without its challenges. This blog post discusses one of the most common garden problems – pests and solutions on how to deal with them. After this post you’ll feel more equipped to handle them in the garden and protect crops. This post is all about one of the most common gardening problems. Common Pests and Infestations in the Garden Gardeners often encounter a number of pests that damage plants, ranging from tiny insects to…

  • Beginner Gardening

    No Dig Gardening for Beginners: Simple Steps to Get Started

    You may or may not have heard about no dig gardening. Contrary to what the name suggests, yes, there is some digging involved. It’s a method that doesn’t involve the traditional turning and tilling of the earth, thus preserving the complex ecosystem beneath our feet. The no dig method relies on adding layers of organic material directly on top of the soil, creating an environment conducive to plant growth and beneficial organisms. Hence the name no dig. However, you still have to dig holes in order to put plants in the ground. For beginners, no dig gardening is attractive because…

  • Beginner Gardening

    What You Need to Know About Growing Basil: Basil Growing Stages

    Basil, a versatile and aromatic herb, goes through several developmental stages. From the initial planting of seeds to the emergence of seedlings, each phase of growth requires specific care and conditions to ensure a healthy plant. Basil, just like most herbs, is very easy to take care of and one of the reasons why I always recommend having homegrown herbs. Basil’s ability to thrive in various environments makes it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. Throughout the growth cycle of basil—from germination to the flowering stage—attention to detail is necessary. Factors such as soil quality, light exposure,…

  • Organic Gardening

    The Complete Guide to Square Foot Gardening with Carrots

    If you didn’t catch my previous post about square foot gardening with tomatoes, be sure to check it out. There will be a series of posts building upon each post of how to do square foot gardening with tomatoes. [RELATED POST: The Complete Guide to Square Foot Gardening for Tomatoes] Before we get into square foot gardening with carrots, what exactly is square foot gardening? This post is all about square foot gardening with carrots. Square Foot Gardening for Beginners Square foot gardening is a popular method of growing vegetables and herbs in a small space. Mel Bartholomew conceptualized it…