Are determinate tomatoes best for your garden, or would an indeterminate be better for you? How to tell, and what do the terms mean, exactly?
Heirloom tomato leaves have two main different and distinct types of leaves – potato leaf and regular leaf. We'll show you the differences!
Take a short trip with us to see what goes into growing quality heirloom chiles from a world-class breeder.
Succession planting is basically one crop following another in the same space to maximize the amount of food produced. We'll show you how to do it!
Field bindweed is one of the most invasive and destructive weeds in cropland and gardens. Read why it grows and how improving soil fertility controls it.
Bermuda grass: love it or hate it - most people fall into one of the two camps; there doesn’t seem to be much in-between.
Heirloom corn is becoming popular as people taste the depths of flavors they offer. There is much more than just the sweet, fresh eating varieties!
With watermelons, both size and flavor matter. Heirloom watermelons grown at home will give the absolute best flavor and taste, regardless of size.
Successful Aquaponics Seed Starting is fairly simple, but there are a few basic things to know before getting started. Here's how to start successfully.
We share some of the best ways our customers have found of keeping critters out of the garden and your heard-earned veggies!
Fungus gnats are more a nuisance than a real problem in seedlings, but we'll show why they show up, how to monitor and control them.
Damping-off is a soil borne fungal disease that can attack almost all young vegetable seedlings. We show simple methods to control and treat damping off.
Cucamelons can be overwintered as a perennial if they produce tubers in their roots. This technique gives earlier and larger harvests the second year.
Lettuce seed won't sprout in too warm soil, so it's ideal for early and late season planting. We'll show you when and how to plant for the best results!
Seed quality is important to the home gardener, small scale grower and large farmer. Make better choices and buy wiser by understanding seed quality
Pest and disease prevention is a major topic for many gardeners and for good reason. We take a top down approach to manage for next season with easy tips.
Fall and early winter is a great time to do a garden tool cleanup, do any needed repairs and see if there is any other tools needed for next year.
Aphids are perennial pests that gardeners deal with, often with very mixed results. We'll show you both prevention and treatment methods for aphids.
Blossom end rot is a perennial problem for gardeners. We'll show you both preventative and immediate techniques to minimize this all-too-common disease.
The Wild Galapagos Tomato (Solanum cheesmaniae), is very popular for its production and adaptability to extreme environments from hot to cold.
Seed germination issues happen every spring and challenge many new and experienced gardeners and growers. We cover the biggest hurdles and how to fix them.
Seed saving is very popular today, but planting those seeds can give very mixed results; understanding seed quality avoids disappointment and confusion.
The Humboldt Elementary School Garden was started about 20 years ago by Linneal Nick, a former teacher who raised money for the original raised bed garden.
Gourds are well known today for their use in beautiful artwork and crafting. Historically gourds have been a part of many societies since ancient times.
Seed orientation during planting isn’t something that most gardeners pay attention to, but perhaps they should as it could improve their germination rates.
Compost is one of those foundational cornerstones of any successful garden. It really is simple to make and we'll show you how we do it!
White Sonora Wheat is popular again as many claim it's the best flour for cakes, breads and tortillas.Easy to grow!
Homegrown dill is delicious, easy to grow and easy to harvest. We'll show you how!
Many varieties of plants do not grow, or grow well, from seed. To help your understanding, here's a quick botany lesson on plants and how they reproduce.
Did you know fall is the best time to plant flower seeds for next spring? Fall planting gives you that beautiful patch of flowers next year.
Survival seeds, emergency seeds or emergency seed banks have had a lot of attention lately. How useful are they, really? We take a closer look.
Dacha gardening grows half of Russia's total food production in home gardens in a difficult and short-season climate, with no machine or animal inputs.
Lavender has been soothing and healing people for millennium and also helps dogs and horses with stress or anxieties through aromatherapy.
It's easy to grow more and better peppers through the hot summer with these proven techniques. Avoid heat stresses, diseases and extend your season.
Chiles can be grown with great success in many varied garden climates across America. We give you some good tips for a great start in your garden!
Starting seeds at home is easy and gives more choice than the local garden center. We take a deeper look at germination and the needs of the seeds.
Perusing seed catalogs and garden planning is a favorite pastime of gardeners everywhere during the cold, short days of winter. Here's some tips to help!
"The Seed Underground - A Revolution to Save Food" by Janisse Ray is an amazing book for everybody, whether you are a gardener, seed saver or foodie or not.
Fish emulsion feeds the soil and plants with biologically available nutrients while increasing soil and microbe health. Make the best emulsion at home!
Shea butter is winning over home gardeners with its benefits,…
Don't settle for bitter cucumbers from your garden! Here are some easy techniques to get the tastiest cucumbers possible.
Coffee grounds are great for soil, providing minerals and energy to decomposing microbes, buffering soil pH and feeding earthworms.
Here's a recipe we’ve found to be effective in dealing with unwanted insects and other bugs in your garden in a non-toxic way.
Succession planting is attracting home gardeners who discover much more production possible from their current garden without chemicals.
Finding and picking perfectly ripe heirloom vegetables or fruit requires the engagement all of your senses. Read on as we show you how!
The heirloom tomato has seen a meteoric rise over the past few years. We share tips to get the best out of your heirloom tomato plants!
A Spring garden soil elixir that is easy to mix, completely non-toxic and hugely beneficial to jump-starting your garden's soil for planting.
Raising backyard chickens is becoming increasingly popular, no matter where you live. Growing heirloom vegetables is the best way to feed them well.
Good seed starting media is essential for healthy strong transplants for the home gardener. We show the different elements for a great seed starting media.
A look at a successful small scale heirloom seed starting setup. We show you the components used, how they work together and how you can create your own!