Christmas is just around the corner! If you are looking for a few ideas to bring a smile to the face of that gardener in the family this year, allow us to make some recommendations. The Family Garden Journal. Our garden journal is a great way for a gardener to celebrate a year of growing…… Continue reading 10 Gifts for Gardeners
An easy-to-use way to choose the right cover crop for your unique growing conditions!
This onion disease guide offers a thorough and well-photographed look at the many problems that plague onions.
A great resource for the dedicated home canner, with plenty of other information for those looking for simple but safe ways to preserve the harvest.
Homegrown vegetables are good for you, but they are frequently dirty. Veggie Wash is an all-natural cleaning spray that seems to do a good job getting the produce clean and ready to eat. For things like tomatoes, apples, and peaches, just spray the fruit and rub it clean under running water. For berries and lettuce,…… Continue reading Veggie Wash
Many gardeners know that cool, dry, dark places are ideal for long-term seed storage. Many gardeners cite the seeds found in ancient Egyptian pyramids as evidence. According to the popular story, these seeds, after lying dormant for thousands of years, sprouted when planted. Most scientists would agree on the perfect conditions for storing seeds. However,…… Continue reading Seeds From the Tombs
While gardening comes down to experience and diligence, having the right tools makes a difference. One handy tool is the garden journal.
This pH and NPK test kit is simple and inexpensive—perfect for the budget-conscious gardener.
Christmas will be here before you know it! Prepare tasty treats and heartfelt gifts from your own homegrown offerings, and snuggle up on the couch for a little storytelling. Retell the story of Sod Corn Jones.Read Scripture passages about the meaning of Christmas.Make a sweet potato beetle.Encourage your child to start an EcoJournal.Give a weather…… Continue reading Get Ready for December 2016
To protect themselves from competition, black walnut trees exude a toxin called juglone. Gardens planted near black walnut trees or roostocks frequently fail to thrive due to this toxin. Many plants can be affected, but tomatoes and potatoes show the greatest susceptibility. Juglone enters the soil from the roots, bark, leaves, and nut hulls of…… Continue reading Walnut Toxicity