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How To Plant A Garden Cover Crop With Field Peas This Fall

Did you know that you can actually plant field peas as a cover crop for your garden as a way to help improve your soil? That’s right – peas can be for more than just consuming! Cover crops are essentially quick-growing crops that you plant in your garden or raised beds after you are done …

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5 Things To Avoid Composting From Your Garden and Flowerbeds

Composting is one of the best things you can do to improve your garden soil, but there are a few things to avoid composting from your garden and flowerbeds.  It’s no secret that plants can quickly deplete your raised bed and garden soil. As plants grow, they use many nutrients and organic matter within the …

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How To Ripen Tomatoes Off The Vine With Success!

Although it might be tempting to wait until your tomatoes are bright red before harvesting, did you know it is actually better to ripen tomatoes off the vine? Just picture it: It’s a late summer night and you’re just about ready to prepare a feast of BLT sandwiches. You stroll out to the garden to …

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How To Stop Ground Moles Naturally – Keeping Moles Out!

Is there a natural way to stop ground moles from ruining your yard and garden space?  Moles actually aren’t herbivores at all but are in fact insectivores. So how can they cause so much damage to lawns and the plants growing in them if they aren’t actually eating the plants?  While they don’t actually consume …

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8 Simple Garden Tools & Gadgets Every Gardener Should Own

This week’s podcast and corresponding article are all about 8 simple garden tools and gadgets that every gardener should own. Gardening doesn’t have to be expensive or hard work, but some basic, inexpensive tools can definitely help make the job much easier!  You don’t have to spend a ton of money on gadgets like rototillers …

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How To Stop Slugs Naturally – Homemade Slug Traps And More!

Is there any way to stop slugs naturally and safely without using harsh chemicals? If you are experiencing cool, damp weather conditions, chances are you might also be dealing with slugs. Slugs are shell-less mollusks that secrete mucus for protection and to help them travel around.  While they might come across as harmless, slow-moving, slimy …

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How To Protect Plants From Grasshoppers – Naturally!

Looking for safe and effective ways to protect your plants from grasshoppers? Grasshoppers are herbivores that feed on the leaves, foliage, fruit, and stems of plants as well as grasses. They prefer a terrain that is warm, dry, and full of low-lying plants and grasses – making your garden space the perfect target. They typically …

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Succession Planting – How To Get The Most From Your Garden Space!

This week’s podcast and corresponding article are all about succession planting in your vegetable garden – or more importantly, how to get the most out of your garden space! Succession planting is a great way to extend your growing season beyond one planting and one harvest each season. No matter where you are located, you …

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How To Fertilize Your Vegetable Garden – Simple Secrets That Work! 

This week’s podcast and corresponding article are all about how to fertilize your vegetable garden. With these simple tips and secrets, your vegetable plants will be growing nice and strong all season long and providing you with an amazing harvest! Whether you are growing your plants in containers or directly in the soil, how, when, …

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The Many Amazing Benefits Of Growing Dill – From Pickles To Pollinators!

When people think of “dill,” they most likely think of a type of pickle – but when you include growing dill in your garden, there are many more benefits that go way beyond turning your cucumbers into a delicious treat! Dill is actually a leafy vegetable and in the same plant family as celery (Apiaceae). …

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