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 […]

Which Plants Do Bunnies, Cats, Dogs, and Chickens Like to Eat?

This post discusses veggies, herbs, and grasses that you can grow in your garden for dogs cats, and rabbits.  There’s also a seed packet they mention that’s ideal for growing plants for chickens.  You’ll also find helpful notes about each veggie or herb. Finally, there’s a link to seeds, if you’d like to grow any […]

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 […]

How to Build a Wood Raised Bed Garden for Beginners – Video

This is a great video series by Stephen of Alberta Urban Garden. In this episode he covers everything you need to know about raised bed gardening, including how to build the raised bed enclosure.  His goal is to create a raised bed garden that’s both usable for years and as inexpensive as possible. He discusses: […]

How to Help Tall, Thin, Leggy Plants

A common problem gardeners face when starting their seeds is tall, thin, leggy seedlings. The plants shoot up and lean toward the light source and sometimes fail to thrive. In this gardening tips post, SeedsNow explains what causes thin, leggy seedlings and provides 5 easy tips to correct the problem   Click on the How to […]

Which Vegetables & Herbs Grow Best in Light to Partial Shade?

If areas of your garden receive light-partial shade during the day, there are plants that will actually thrive in that type of lighting.  SeedsNow has shared a simple graphic that lists the crops that are ideal for light-partial shade. They also share an interesting advantage to gardens that have light-partial shade during the day.Click on […]

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 […]

6 Tips for New Vegetable Gardeners

Are you a new vegetable gardener? Dan shares 6 tips that are really helpful if you’re new to veggie gardening. He discusses the scope of your garden, soil considerations, how to get plants and more! These tips will increase the chances of success for any new gardener. There’s also some wisdom for experienced gardeners too. […]

How to Grow Cucumbers in Containers

There’s a LOT of information packed into this article. Kerry shares helpful tips to help you to successfully grow cucumbers in containers. She covers the following: What container is the best and Why? How much sun is best for cucumbers? What kind of soil should you use? What kind of fertilizer do cucumbers need? Are […]

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 […]