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A Guide To Homemade Mulch

Mulching. It’s a technique that many first-time gardeners often gloss over when they start their... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
Thinning 101: How to Tackle Overcrowded Seedlings

If you’re a new gardener who has only recently planted seeds, you’ll soon enough catch... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
July 12, 2020
How to Know When It’s Time to Harvest

If you’re one of the many people who decided to start a garden in the... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
July 6, 2020
Five Foods You Can Substitute For Garden Fertilizer

If you were raising a human, you’d want to make sure that it was eating... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
June 22, 2020
A Guide to Companion Planting for Your Vegetables

Plants don’t thrive in isolation—they need friends (just like us). One common theory touted by... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
June 13, 2020
How to Build an Urban Rooftop Garden

City life offers countless joys and moments of excitement, but it’s often a life disconnected... (more)

Jacob Dean
June 6, 2020
Five Garden Edibles You Can Grow in Water

You may have heard the hype around spring onions and their ability to regrow with... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
May 30, 2020
What You Need to Know to Start Backyard Beekeeping

The silver lining to the COVID-19 crisis is that many people are starting to live... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
May 11, 2020
How to Build an Herb Spiral

This spring, thanks to COVID-19, most Americans find themselves stuck at home. If you’re fortunate... (more)

Brian Barth
April 12, 2020
How to Jumpstart your COVID-19 Victory Garden

During World War II, Americans were urged to plant “victory gardens” as the nation faced... (more)

Brian Barth
April 6, 2020
How to Plant a Fruit Tree

When planting a lettuce or pansy seedling, you just scoop open a hole, plop it... (more)

Brian Barth
February 24, 2020