Grow Your Own

Whether you love flowers, fruits, veggies, herbs, or all of the above, follow our step-by-step guides to growing them organically in the comfort of your own home.

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How To Grow Vintage Veggies At Home

Do you dream about your grandmother’s vegetable garden? If you are a lover of all things vintage, then consider growing ancient fruits and vegetables! These old cultivars will add pops of color to the unique, farm-fresh meals you cook.

How To Prune And Stake Zucchini Plants

A zucchini plant is a lazy gardener’s crop. For very little work, the payout (AKA the yield) is enormous, and …

Plants You Can Grow In Just Water

Do you have a container and some water? Great. You now have pretty much all you need to start growing …

An Expert Guide To Growing Food In Small Spaces

With more people concerned about their health and food security, many are now prioritizing growing a food garden in urban spaces. There’s increased interest in small space gardening for many reasons: to be more self-reliant and sustainable, have greater control over the source and quality of food, and reliable access to fresh ingredients. 

Medicinal Weeds: The Many Virtues Of Mullein

You almost can’t miss it; mullein, or Verbascum Thapsus, is a lovely plant with yellow spikes as flowers that can grow up to seven feet tall! The bi-annual weed begins its life cycle as a low-growing rosette with fuzzy, felt-like leaves. Quite the transformation! 

Gardeners And Artists Have Much In Common

Sometimes, I feel like being a gardener is much like being an artist. The more I think about it, the …

Veteran Grows Medicine As Alternative To Prescription Drugs

To any person walking by, Steve walks and talks normally. But those people cannot see the scars that he carries …

How To Grow Potatoes In Containers And Buckets

There’s nothing like the taste of a freshly harvested potato! It’s unlike anything you’ll get at the stores. And guess …

How To Be A Plant Whisperer

Sometimes we spend too much time and money on activities for little reward. One thing we should all be doing more of is spending time with our plants. 

Plants have an incredible knack of giving back what you have put in. Spend as little time with your plants as you can, and they will present you with pest, disease, and deficiency issues throughout their lives.

Looking For Seeds And Can’t Find Any? No Need To Panic

First, it was hand sanitizer. Then toilet paper. Then canned goods and other grocery items. Whether it was hoarding, not …

Growing Purple Fruits And Vegetables In The Garden

The color purple is said to evoke many emotions, among them, peace, pride, creativity, and magic. It isn’t as common …

Growing A Rainbow In The Garden For Health And Happiness

Driving through the deserted streets of my neighborhood the other day, I noticed pictures of colorful rainbows hanging in the …

Mugwort: A Magical and Medicinal Weed

Tall and robust with dark green lobes for leaves, mugwort, or Artemisia Vulgaris, is a weed that has many wonderful …

5 Easy Edible Plants You Can Grow At Home

Being able to grow some of your own food has always been a worthy goal. But in light of the …

Plant A Seed Day Sheds Light On Pressing Global Issues

The 2020 edition of Plant a Seed Day takes place on March 19th, and people around the world are being …

Featured Flower: Rare And Stunning Orchids On Display

Attention all orchid lovers! The 75th Annual Santa Barba International Orchid Show takes place this weekend, offering visitors a chance …

The Three Stages Of Flower – Understanding the Flowering Cycle

Every stage of a plant’s growth demands a specific, balanced mix of nutrients and minerals. Flowering is busy; a period when plants direct all of their energy and resources away from overall growth and focus on producing the best flowers and fruits possible.

Five Perennial Plants For The Veggie Patch

It’s an exciting time of year when many gardeners are busy flipping through seed catalogs and selecting new fruit and …

Garden Strategies to Cope with Drought – Part 2

In part 1, we looked at strategies for sustainable water management practices to help with collecting and storing water. However, …

Garden Strategies to Cope with Drought – Part 1

Australia. It’s hot, bone dry, smokey, and windy across much of this country. Drought and fires have devastated communities with …

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