Category : Organic Gardening

October Garden Checklist

  October consists of 31 days and is book ended on the calendar same as all the other months, so why does it always seem too short? It could be because it’s a month when time is on the move? Darkness creeps…

0 Comments / 327 View / October 6, 2016

How to Grow More Vegetables with Less Space

  The secret to growing more in less space starts with love. What do you love to eat? What can you add to your life that will immediately elevate everyday living? What do you want more of in your life?…

2 Comments / 1109 View / March 21, 2016

Kitchen Garden: Planting in Galvanized Containers

  Growing a vegetable garden in recycled containers is all the rage, but are there risks? I was reminded of this looming question when a friend asked if she needed to line her watering trough turned raised bed before planting….

2 Comments / 2694 View / March 13, 2016

Tips for Selecting Soil at Your Garden Center

  Selecting compost or planting mix can feel like gambling. You know soil is the heart of your garden, that what you grow and how it grows is directly linked to the quality of what you’re growing it in, but…

4 Comments / 613 View / November 17, 2015

Seed Saving Made Simple

  Ready to start your own personal seed bank? Or simply looking for ways to pay yourself forward, save money and grow a better garden? Honestly, there’s no real trick to collecting and saving seeds except to recall the ideal conditions…

4 Comments / 279 View / October 26, 2015

10 Tips to Conquer Your Fear of Gardening

  Think of yourself as a plant killer? As if anything you attempt to grow dies? If it helps you’re not alone. There are cities and towns full of people just like yourself, waiting for inspiration to grow. In fact, fear…

0 Comments / 108 View / July 22, 2015

What is N-P-K?

  Here’s a look at that burning question, N-P-K? What is it all about anyway? It’s on nearly every package of everything plant related, compost, fertilizers, mulch and amendments, with numbers associated with each. Sometimes zeros and sometimes fractions of…

0 Comments / 393 View / June 8, 2015

Water Wise Gardening Trends & Visit With Good Day Sacramento

  You’ve got this. You can still grow what you love with less water, it just means being a little more creative. And I’ve decided drought, adversity in general, makes us better gardeners. It means focusing on just the things…

0 Comments / 243 View / June 3, 2015

12 Edible Plants That Give More Than They Need

  Plants that sip and don’t suck? Water is a hot topic. States are competing over water rights, drought in the west continues and growing food locally is more important than ever. Right out my door sounds nice. Steps from…

0 Comments / 1304 View / May 11, 2015

Seeds 101: Seed Selection & Terminology

  If the word “heirloom” doesn’t make you want to get your hands on some seeds I don’t know what will. Something passed down from generation to generation, person to person, how could it get better? Except maybe seeds that…

2 Comments / 406 View / April 17, 2015