Benefits of Pelleted Seed

Have you ever tried planting tiny seeds only to find they had washed away when you watered them? Have you ever overprinted and had the tedious job of thinning out? This is where the benefits of pelleted seeds come into … Read More

Companion Planting

Companion Planting

Our agricultural ancestors discovered long ago that when some crops were planted near others, each thrived more than the same crops planted apart. Thus was born the art of companion planting. Companion planting is a long-standing practice in gardening and … Read More

Growing Garlic

growing garlic

Garlic is one of the EASIEST crops to grow in any space, even in small pots! These key tips will help you succeed. Garlic for Zones 9 and 10 benefits from 40 days in the fridge to ensure they are … Read More

How to Grow Marigolds from Seeds

Learning how to grow marigolds from seed can broaden the array of beautifully colored marigolds available for you to plant in your garden. By planting marigolds from seed, you can shop from the wide assortment of marigolds available only from … Read More

How to Grow Pumpkins

How to Grow Pumpkins

When learning how to grow pumpkins from seed, it’s important to remember that pumpkins, like squash, beans, and other large seed crops, are very easy to grow by planting their seeds directly in the ground. Success for direct sowing any … Read More

How to Grow Corn

How to grow corn

How to Grow Corn Learning how to grow corn in your garden or even in your small urban space is a fun and rewarding experience. Corn can be an easy crop to grow despite common mistakes while learning. After all, … Read More

Planting Milkweed Seeds

Planting Milkweed Seeds

Planting milkweed seeds can be challenging if you are not aware of some key planting requirements for milkweed. We have seen in the past years an explosion of gardeners who want to plant milkweed seeds in their gardens to support … Read More

How to Grow Beans from Seed

How to Grow Beans from Seed

Learning how to grow beans from seed can be simple, fun, and a great activity for kids. Growing beans from seed can be easy, and with a little bit of guidance, it’s a great crop for a beginner gardener! What … Read More

How to Plant Melon Seeds

How to Plant Melon Seeds

How to Plant Melon Seeds Melon seeds are a diverse group of seeds with a wide range of colors, shapes, flavors, and textures for you to plant. Melon seeds like cantaloupe grow an orange-fleshed melon that is sweet and mild. … Read More

Vegetable Container Size Chart

Vegetable Container Size Chart

Use our Vegetable Container Size Chart (included within the body of this post below) to finally know what pot sizes you need for the vegetables you are planting. No more guessing! For new gardeners, especially those growing in pots and containers … Read More

The Best Soil for Outdoor Potted Plants

The Best Soil for Outdoor Potted Plants

When choosing the best soil for outdoor potted plants, it is helpful to know what kinds of soil are available and how each one interacts with your plants. Knowing this will help you make a better decision when answering what … Read More

Organic Tomato Fertilizer

Organic Tomato Fertilizer

To know what to add to the soil, you must first understand what you are missing! One of the most common questions we get about growing tomatoes is, “What is the best organic tomato fertilizer to use?” That can be a hard … Read More

Growing Peppers from Seeds

Growing Peppers from Seeds

Growing Peppers from Seeds Growing peppers from seeds is a fun and economical way to produce a diverse crop of peppers with varieties that you are not likely to find in any store! There are hundreds, if not thousands, of … Read More

The Making of Okra Seed

Okra Seed

The Making of Okra Seed Okra seed is not our most popular seed, but one that deserves its 15 minutes of fame. Okra seed and okra plants are mysterious and misunderstood. Their slimy texture can be a total turn-off for … Read More

Pruning Tomatoes

Pruning Tomatoes

To fully understand pruning tomatoes, you need to know the three types of tomatoes. When pruning your tomatoes, first identify which kind of growth habit the plant has: determinate, indeterminate, or semi-determinate. Pruning Determinate Tomatoes These tomatoes are sometimes called … Read More