A Rap on Soil

A Rap on Soil

A Rap on Soil By Mel Lions Gardeners have always understood the value of healthy, rich soil. They take great care to nurture and develop it as a treasured asset that gets better with use. But because its mysteries lie … Read More

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

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

How to Grow Broccoli from Seed

How to Grow Broccoli from Seed

How to Grow Broccoli from Seed We love the flavor of freshly picked broccoli from the garden. Learning how to grow broccoli from seed will give you the skills to grow cauliflower, cabbage, and other brassicas because the practices are … Read More

Vegetables to Plant in the Summer

Vegetables to Plant in the Summer

Vegetables to Plant in the Summer Don’t miss out on vegetables to plant in the summer! Even though planting vegetables in your summer garden can be challenging, it has many benefits and should not be overlooked! Summer in Zones 9 … Read More

How to Grow Lettuce from Seed

How to Grow Lettuce from Seed

How to Grow Lettuce from Seed Growing lettuce from seed in your garden is rewarding and super easy! With our pro tips and tricks, you will understand how to grow lettuce from seed, when to harvest lettuce at the correct … Read More

How to Grow Celery from Seed

How to Grow Celery from Seed

How to Grow Celery from Seed Growing celery from seed is a rewarding experience because once you know how to grow celery from seed, you have access to hundreds of celery varieties that you can only find in seed form. … Read More

How to Grow from Cabbage Seeds

How to Grow from Cabbage Seeds

How to Grow from Cabbage Seeds Cabbage seeds are easy to plant and produce a succulent and delicious head of cabbage. You can enjoy the cabbage harvest in soups, wraps, salads, and more. On our farm, we plant cabbage seeds … Read More