Hammer Time

Hammer Time

The hammer stone is thought to be man’s first recorded tool, and for most of us a hammer is the first tool we own. As I headed off to college and my first apartment, I was given a Rubbermaid toolbox with a brand-new claw hammer and a variety pack of screwdrivers. I...

Picking Peppers for the Garden

Picking Peppers for the Garden

With spring just days away, it’s time to start preparing your garden plan for peak planting season. Last year I had great success growing Serrano and Jalapeño Chiles and this year I’ve decided to broaden my repertoire. I’m mad about making salsas and hot sauce. One...

How to Grow Tomatoes w/ Steve List

We are very happy for Steve List to join us to teach us all about growing tomatoes this Spring and Summer. Tomatoes are some of our favorite foods to grow every year, and Steve List has always been helpful in showing us tips and tricks for how to grow some of the...

Healthy Soil Class Recap

Healthy Soil Class Recap

Randy Ritchie hosted an amazing class about building healthy soil in an organic garden. We thought we would do a quick recap of the main points for those of you who weren't able to make it. Randy started off by saying something incredibly blunt, but incredibly honest:...

Bare Root Rose Planting Guide

Bare Root Rose Planting Guide

Allison Starcher is back with more great gardening tips. This time, it's a great guide for planting bare root roses. Whether you are planting in the ground in your garden, or planting in a pot on your balcony or patio, Allison shows you the best way to plant your...

Worm Composting for Beginners

Worm Composting for Beginners

I believe any and everyone is capable of practicing vermicomposting (Worm Composting). Even those limited on space, living in a small apartment. Whether you’re creating soil for an entire farm or your house plants and windowsill herb garden, the benefits are endless....

Building Healthy Soil

Building Healthy Soil

What we feed our soil is not only important in terms of plant and ecological health, but for an organic gardener, it is everything! It is the most critical element of gardening. Having an awareness of the biology, the microbes in the soil, and what role they play in...

Pruner Care

Pruner Care

by Allison Starcher A good pair of pruners is beloved by gardeners, treasured like a chef’s favorite knife. Sharp enough to do harm but in skilled hands, a precise tool. Sometimes referred to by their French name, secateurs, pruners have a spring that holds the...

Raised Vegetable Bed 101

Raised Vegetable Bed 101

Grow Your Own Food How to build and fill a raised garden bed   Riding out the pandemic, safe at home, has changed my relationship with my environment and with food. I’m cooking more and spending lots of time in my yard! Having a continuously productive fruit and...