Category: Beginner Gardener

  • How to Save Money Gardening

    How to Save Money Gardening

    There are many great reasons to start a garden, but one of the most common is to save money on food costs. Unfortunately a lot of first time gardeners quickly become overwhelmed with the initial costs of gardening — building raised bed, filling them with soil, buying all the pots and tools, and then buying […]

  • How to Make Your Own Potting Soil

    How to Make Your Own Potting Soil

    Making your own potting soil is easy and can save you a ton of money! Here are several of our favorite recipes for you to help you get started with your spring planting! Despite having soil in its name, potting soil is actually a soil-less mixture crafted for growing plants in pots. Also referred to […]

  • Smart Tips for Buying Seeds for Your Garden

    Smart Tips for Buying Seeds for Your Garden

    Buying seeds is one of the most exciting parts of planning a new garden. It can also be one of the most confusing for new gardeners. Here are some tips to help you figure out what seeds to buy, when to buy them, and how many you’ll need. WHAT SEEDS TO BUY Often new gardeners […]

  • What Can I Grow Now?

    What Can I Grow Now?

    What can I grow now? It’s not too late to plant a garden this summer. There are several vegetables you can plant today and harvest before the first frosts!

  • The best way to water your vegetable garden

    The best way to water your vegetable garden

    Looking for the best way to water your vegetable garden? Climates may differ, but the essentials of how to properly water a garden are the same everywhere. There are four key things to keep in mind to keep your garden thriving all summer long.

  • Top 9 tips for beginner gardeners

    Top 9 tips for beginner gardeners

    Every year we are inspired by all the new gardeners we meet setting out on the journey of growing their own food. Their excitement is so pure it’s inspirational to even hardened old-timers. In fact, one of the best things about gardening is how eager older gardeners (folks with several years’ worth of dirt under […]

  • The trick to a successful first garden: start out small

    The trick to a successful first garden: start out small

    You might not think so from the countless words that have been written about it, but vegetable gardening is a pretty simple process.¬†Plants are genetically programmed to grow (even our pampered crop plants) and all you have to do is give them the right things at the right times. You take seed, put it in […]

  • Five herbs perfect for indoor growing

    Five herbs perfect for indoor growing

    Spring has yet to arrive in many parts of the country, and we’re pretty sure a lot of you gardeners are getting a bit of cabin fever. One cure for the late-winter gardening blues is to start an indoor herb garden. We’ve come up with a list of some of our favorite herbs to grow […]