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Pest & Disease Control

Follow our step-by-step guides to protecting your plants and controlling pest and disease outbreaks organically. No matter what the problem, there’s an all-natural way to fix it.

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Sacrificial Plants To Help Your Edible Garden Grow

12 Plants to Deter Pests From Your Edible Garden Do you plant marigolds with your tomatoes and radishes with your …

What Is Regenerative Gardening?

There’s a lot of buzz about regenerative gardening these days, and for good reason. After all, regenerative gardening techniques help …

A Guide To Creating A Regenerative, Sustainable Garden Space

Becoming an organic-regenerative gardener is worth every effort, helping you produce healthier crops and connect to Nature. The good news …

Save Some Green, Go Green By Reusing Growing Media

Everyone is looking for ways to save money and grow sustainably. All gardening inputs can be managed to serve you …

Taking Notes: Journals Are Essential To Thriving Gardens

Each garden has its own specific needs, quirks, and growth cycle. Keeping a journal of what has and hasn’t worked …

What To Do When Plants Forget To Sleep During A Mild Winter

On December 30th, 2023, it was a balmy 13.2°C in Vancouver, and the garden stubbornly refused a winter nap. While flowering plants …

Quick And Easy Ways To Identify, Prevent, and Solve Problems in the Garden

So many problems, so many solutions! In our Common Problems & Remedies edition, our expert growers have been sharing tales of …

Squirrels Driving You Nuts? 7 Ways To Keep Them Out Of The Garden

No matter how often I chase the squirrels away from the garden, they always return. I believe they understand they’re …

Mold And Filters: The Importance Of Cleaning Your HVAC Equipment

Your HVAC equipment is the heart of your grow room. All the air and environmental conditions come from this mechanical …

How To Achieve Perfect Airflow In Your Indoor Grow Room

You are not alone if you struggle to understand perfect airflow in your room. I have designed 100+ grows, extraction …

Easy DIY: Mulching Is Essential To Climate-Friendly Gardening

Mulching is one of the best things you can do for your garden! An essential component of regenerative-organic and permaculture …

It Ain’t Over ‘til The Garden Bed Is Asleep – Fall Prep For A Healthier Spring

It’s been a long season. As you lop off the last plants and fruits for hang drying or fresh-frozen storage, …

Don’t Press The Snooze Button On Garden Data Collection

Gathering and examining data on your growing environment can have a powerful impact on understanding how various factors influence plant …

Diatomaceous Earth: Should You Use It In The Garden?

It’s carnage! The Swiss chard chewed to the ground, the sprouting peas vanished, and the new shoots on the delphinium …

Rhubarb Leaves A Key Ingredient In This DIY Organic Pesticide Recipe

If you grow rhubarb at home, you probably think about making muffins, pies, and jams. But how about a homemade …

5 Beneficial Bugs To Look For In Your Garden

Bugs! Just the word itself has connotations of annoyance and intrusiveness. Not to mention that there’s an entire industry dedicated …

Checking In? Why Insect Hotels Are Essential In Every Garden

We build birdhouses for the chickadees, swallows, and robins that call our gardens home. We set up mason bee houses …

What To Do When Cabbage Worms Bust Into The Garden

Before the cabbage worm moved into my garden, my kale had never looked so good. Perfect, dark green leaves stood …

Safe And Humane Ways To Keep Animals Out Of The Garden

…by for lunch, he’ll take one sniff and head off to the milder garden down the road. The spicey spray should also keep deer and squirrels away and many unwanted…

Scouting: 7 Guidelines To Build Your Garden Vigilance

The number one practice that will add power to your Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is scouting. I often see professional …

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