• No dig, ditch back-breaking cultivation and grow great vegetables

    Origins of no dig cultivation methods are not completely clear, but the benefits of having healthy soil, bountiful crops with minimal work is clear! Managing your allotment/home vegetable garden using techniques such as double digging are time consuming, labour intensive…

  • Tips for Terrific Tomatoes, from Soil Prep to Staking

    Plump, sun-ripened tomatoes are indisputably the crown jewel of home vegetable gardens, and a successful tomato crop means giving them the best start possible. As with everything, getting the most out of your tomatoes is all about preparation. Joining us…

  • Fertilizing Corn In The Home Garden: An Organic Approach

    As garden crops go, corn is among the heaviest feeders. To support tall growth and good ear formation, corn crops often need supplemental additions of nitrogen; there’s typically not enough of this nutrient available in garden soils to support such…

  • Transitioning the Vegetable Garden from Spring to Summer

    — Gardening Tips — This is the time of year when I transition the vegetable garden from its spring crops into summertime. It’s the time of year when we never seem to have enough room in the raised beds nor…

  • Vegetables – Grow top-quality carrots

    Carrots are important root crops in commercial and home gardens for vegetable production. Here are some pointers for cultivating them. Carrots (Daucus carota) are members of the Apaceae family and are grown for the edible root, which can be eaten…

  • A gentle plea for field crops in the garden

    Wheat in the annual border? Cotton blooming amongst the zinnias?  Rice in the rain garden?  Is that crazy talk?  Field crop plants seem out of place in the home garden, but could it be we’ve undervalued them?  I think we…

  • Vinegar—A New Way for Crops to Fight Drought?

    Vinegar—A New Way for Crops to Fight Drought? By Dan Nosowitz on July 5, 2017     We all know vinegar is a home and garden all-star. It can serve as a cleaner, as a pesticide, and has more uses.…

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