Composting 101 – How to Start Composting

Composting 101 – How to Start Composting

Composting allows gardeners to turn kitchen waste and lawn clippings into fertilizer for their gardens. It builds the soil in your garden by adding rich organic matter and encouraging earthworms who benefit your plants. Plus, it reduces your kitchen waste by reusing...
Low-Maintenance No-Till Lasagna Gardening

Low-Maintenance No-Till Lasagna Gardening

No-till gardening has grown in popularity in recent years as more gardeners look for ways to grow their own food without the need for expensive equipment. What many of them don’t realize is their desire for convenience is actually better for the soil and the ecosystem...
Beginner’s Guide to Growing Tomatoes

Beginner’s Guide to Growing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a staple crop of many backyard gardens. Almost everyone who gardens has grown them, and probably knows their favorite varieties by name. Gardeners can also tell you stories of years when their tomatoes just didn’t produce as well as planned. Growing...
5 Little Known Ways to Find Cheap Compost

5 Little Known Ways to Find Cheap Compost

Perhaps you’re new to creating compost, or you need to fill an area larger than your current compost production can support, but a time will come when you’ll need to find a source of outside compost. You can purchase compost at your local garden supply...
10 Best Planters for Your Container Garden

10 Best Planters for Your Container Garden

Selecting the best planters for your container garden is an essential part of successfully growing edible plants in a small urban garden. You’ll want enough root space to support growth, but you don’t want a planter so deep that you’re wasting soil....
15 Inspirational Gardeners on Instagram

15 Inspirational Gardeners on Instagram

Instagram is a visual playground where we can witness everything from food to home decor to daily life, but nothing can provide more visual stimulation than the colorful hues of flowers and fauna from our fellow gardeners. Summer is an especially enjoyable time to...
Florida Edibles to Plant in February

Florida Edibles to Plant in February

February is a big month for planting in Florida. While there is still a slight chance for freezing temperatures, most vegetables need to be started this month if they are to produce before the summer heat and humidity kills them. I’m still starting lettuce seeds...
Florida Edibles to Plant in January

Florida Edibles to Plant in January

January is the beginning of our warm planting season. Most of these plants will not survive Florida’s summer temperatures, so they need to be started early if they are to have enough time to produce before they start to die back. In some cases, the plants...
Florida Edibles to Plant in December

Florida Edibles to Plant in December

December is an exciting time to garden in Florida if you can find the time with all of the holiday hubbub happening. Don’t let the graphic fool you, you can still start collards, kale, lettuce, broccoli, and cabbage from seed. You can start onion seeds, but I...