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Growing Methods

There are many different ways to successfully grow your own; explore different options and choose what’s right for you with our complete guides.

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Experimenting With Substrates: Homemade Soil Mixes

It’s the first week in May as an intermittent hailstorm pummels the polycarbonate roof of Incredible Farm’s greenhouse. Head grower …

How Recyclable Are Your Garden Containers?

Container gardening is on the rise, especially in cities where space is limited. Some containers are durable, but they don’t …

Time To Act: Six Ways To Save Water In The Garden

Clean water is something that most of us take for granted, but the fragility, dependence, and vitalness of water to …

Peat: Should You Use It In The Garden?

Some gardeners swear by it while others will tell you to stay as far away from it as possible. There …

Harnessing Nature Through Regenerative Agriculture

Hack an aspen tree down to its stump, and within weeks, it will regenerate new limbs. But strip away the …

Taking the Nature Out of Agriculture and the Impact on Human and Environmental Health

The world’s people have become almost completely disconnected from what sustains us – community, food, water, even Mother Nature herself. …

Growing Pains: A Dutch Grower Takes On Giant Pumpkins

Wezep is a small village in the Veluwe area of the Netherlands. And while it may not be a big …

Incredible Farm: A Model for the Future of Adaptive, Regenerative Farming

It’s a dry spring day at Incredible Farm, a mixed 5-hectare smallholding tucked away in the West Yorkshire hills. The …

Homestead 1839: A Farm With History Grows With The Past, Present, and Future In Mind

In West Burlington, Iowa, a farm called Homestead 1839 stands out from all the other fields. It has broken away from …

Take A Walk On The Wild Side With Horticultural Disobedience

Are you feeling a little rebellious? We all want to take a walk on the wild side now and then! …

5 Cool Ways To Add Simple Tech To Your Indoor Garden

Gardening and growing are primarily about understanding nature, but it certainly helps to have some gadgets to guide us through …

Revolution is a Dirty Business: Two Women’s Journey Reshaping AgriCULTURE

While conventional agriculture turns to fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides to help with crops, regenerative growing takes a different approach. The …

Is Organic Certification Worth It For Small Scale Farmers?

“It’s the people who spray the chemicals on their food that should have to label it!” We’ve all heard this …

When It Rains, It Pours! How To Cope With Too Much Moisture In The Garden

Drought-proofing a garden is one issue many gardeners have to tackle at some point, but an equally problematic issue can …

Could Regenerative Agriculture Be the Answer to Climate Change?

The world’s farming industry and food system are no longer fit for purpose. Farming is directly responsible for nearly 30% …

Pollination And Chill Keep Berries Rolling Throughout The Winter

The summer berry season is almost over. For the urban gardener, saying goodbye to fresh raspberries from the balcony or …

A Gardener’s Journey to Self-Sufficiency, Health, and Happiness

About six years ago, Liz Zorab knew that something wasn’t right. She had gained weight, her hearing and vision were …

The Half-Hour Allotment: Thriving Gardens In Just 30 Minutes A Day

Chances are you’re a pretty busy person. And if you’re reading Garden Culture, chances are you’re interested in gardening, too. …

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