15 Best Organic Gardening Tips

Anytime you can practice gardening without harmful chemicals and synthetic fertilizers your garden will thank you for it. The most successful gardens are the ones that follow the cues of nature rather than trying to fight against it. Once you start to introduce non-natural elements you often times end up struggling in other areas (like …

Starting a Backyard Orchard

The best time to start a backyard orchard is a couple years ago. But since we don’t have time travel, let’s say the best time to start is today! Most fruit trees will take a couple years to get established and start producing fruit. It can be a few years beyond that before they are …

Bringing Back Victory Gardens!

During WWI and WWII Americans (and residents of many other countries) banded together to help supplement the food supply chain amid food rationing and shortages among agricultural workers. During WWII, 1/3 of the vegetables produced in America came from the over 18 million Victory Gardens. Growing a Victory Garden not only helped to feed your …

Neem Oil in the Garden

One of the biggest reasons backyard gardeners list for growing their own food is the desire to limit chemicals in their diet. After a season or two of growing your own fruits & veggies, it can be easy to see why big commercial farmers might resort to spraying and sprinkling their crops with chemicals. There …

Rabbit Manure in the Garden

Sweet little wiggly noses, cute puffball tails, soft silky ears – there are so many reasons to love rabbits!  Some backyard farmers are hesitant to add rabbits to their little farm because they don’t raise animals for meat.  Rabbits are so much more than a source of rapidly reproducing meat! I keep Angora rabbits, usually …

Testing Your Garden Soil

Testing your garden soil is an important first step to having a successful garden each year.  Yet it is a step that many gardeners skip out on.  Let me show you how easy, fast, and inexpensive testing your soil health can be to help you get your best garden ever! The ideal time to test …

Garlic Growing Guide

Whether you are a beginner or seasoned gardener, garlic needs to find a place in your yard!  Garlic is one of the easiest crops to grow, stores wonderfully all winter long, and is so versatile in the kitchen you can never have too much! Great Garlic Garden Garlic is an easy addition to your garden.  …