How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden

This is a tutorial by Fern that explains how to make a pallet garden from start to finish. She includes some great photographs. This method of vertical gardening would work on a balcony, patio, balcony, or other small space garden. Learn how to: Select the right pallet How to prepare the pallet How to plant […]

5 Raised Garden Beds You Can Build In Half a Day

If you’re interested in raised bed gardening, this article should interest you.  Doug discusses 5 different methods of raised bed gardening. First, he discusses the advantages of raised bed gardening. I would add one additional reason: If you’re in an area of generally bad soil, some types of raised bed gardening will allow you to […]

Which Seeds Do You Direct Sow & Which Seeds Do You Start Indoors?

There are some seeds that do well when you directly plant them in the ground. These are generally plant seeds that tolerate cooler temperatures and are also at risk if transplanted.  Other plant seeds do better if started indoors and are then transplanted when the weather is warmer. This post lists vegetable and herb seeds […]

Seed Starting 101

This is a guest article by Amy Pennington on the LiveDan330 website. She discusses the basics of starting seeds indoors. If you start seeds early, then you’re getting a head start on planting and will be able to harvest earlier. Amy discusses grow lights, which help provide the 12 hours of daily light that seedlings […]

SeedsNow – The Best Organic, Non-GMO, Untreated, Heirloom Seeds

 Now that Spring is here (Yay!), I wanted to share one of my favorite sites for buying garden seeds online.  Seeds Now has a huge assortment of organic, non-GMO heirloom seeds. These are open-pollinated seeds and are reasonably priced. They have veggie, herb, and fruit seeds. These are quality, heirloom seeds that grow really well. The […]

A Vegetable Garden Growing Guide

This is a great, quick start infographic, that gives you all of the information you need to plant, grow and harvest some of the more popular vegetables. The Urban Organic Gardener covers: Soil Preparation Sowing the Seeds Harvesting Storage Threats Nutritional Information You’ll find the above information for the following vegetables: Carrots Peas Leeks Lettuce […]

100 Expert Gardening Tips, Ideas and Projects that Every Gardener Needs to Know

This is a terrific collection of gardening tips, projects and ideas collected by Vanessa. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned gardener or a novice. There’s excellent gardening information here for everyone. Vanessa also provides a link to a tutorial for every tip, idea and project. Here are just a few of the tips, tricks, ideas and […]

Row Cover System : Dave’s Square Foot Garden

In this article, Dave discusses how a check of his garden revealed a variety of pests like white cabbage moths and flea beetles were dining on his #plants. They were attacking both his in-ground and raised bed plants. So Dave decided to protect his garden with row covers. He explains how he set the covers up. […]

Everything You Need to Know About Bokashi Composting

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. Bokashi is Japanese for “fermented organic matter.” Although it’s often referred to as a composting method, it’s really an anaerobic fermentation process.I’ve heard this described as pickling your organic waste. When you use the Bokashi Method you layer organic scraps (fruits, veggies, meat, […]

Prepping for Fall Planting and Gardening

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. Carole starts prepping her garden and planting in July for the plants she wants to see in the Fall. In this article she explains how she prepared a raided bed garden for a little crop of miniature pumpkins. She uses a Hoss Wheel […]