Growing Basil For An Unending Supply

Basil is the ultimate summer herb. I mean, what is there to dislike about it? There are endless varieties, each with its distinct fragrant smell and taste. Summer meals like garden pizza, pasta, or even sauces are not the same without fresh garden basil. If you don’t like fresh basil, try making and freezing pestoContinue reading “Growing Basil For An Unending Supply”

What is Cold Stratification

Stratification is the conditions a seed is exposed to to get them to germinate. When people think about this stratification process, they often think of the moist and warm temperature needed to get the job done. These conditions are not always the case. In the wild particular plants flower in late fall. These plants produceContinue reading “What is Cold Stratification”

Garden Journal: What Is It And How To Make Use of One

Everyone wants to be a better a gardener. If you go online, you will see all sorts of videos and articles giving you ways to help 10x your harvest, and “the secret to bountiful harvest”.  Well, today, I am going to give you the best kept secret that many people overlook. And no, its not a fertilizerContinue reading “Garden Journal: What Is It And How To Make Use of One”

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is not a new idea. People have been harvesting rainwater for thousands of years. Freshwater is a finite resource. Only 2.5% of the world’s total water supply is freshwater. Since freshwater only makes up such a small percentage means that we could run out one day, there is a limited amount. As theContinue reading “Rainwater Harvesting”

How To Use Succession Planting To Improve Your Harvests

What is succession planting? Succession planting is the practice of having another plant ready to replace the one that is finishing and ready to harvest. This method can help you get more harvests out of your space.  Succession planting is the practice of planting crops on a set interval, for example, sowing beans or carrots everyContinue reading “How To Use Succession Planting To Improve Your Harvests”

How To Grow Restaurant Worthy Mustard Greens

In this article we are going to discuss how to grow mustard greens. I have always heard the saying, faith of a mustard seed. Before gardening, it was hard for me to put that into perspective. But have you ever seen how tiny a mustard seed is? It is pretty impressive what power is inContinue reading “How To Grow Restaurant Worthy Mustard Greens”

What You Need To Know About Chill Hours

Have you ever looked to purchase a fruit tree?  Let us take a peach for example, google peach tree; you get hundreds of sites selling thousands of varieties.  First, you need to know your gardening zone, and what’s this thing about chill hours? What Are Chill Hours To successfully grow fruit trees, it is vitalContinue reading “What You Need To Know About Chill Hours”

What Is Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB)

What is LAB?  LAB is short for Lactic Acid Bacteria.  In natural farming, it is one of the essential ingredients and one of the easiest to culture. See, lactic acid is bacteria is present everywhere in the air. It is not one specific type of bacteria rather a group. This group of bacterias is theContinue reading “What Is Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB)”

Organic Nitrogen Sources

There is nothing more vital than excellent organic nitrogen sources during the vegetative state.  If you are growing synthetically, you can just grab any fertilizer and apply it with no extra thought. But, if you are growing organically, I hope everyone reading this is, you have a more difficult choice for organic nitrogen sources.   Nitrogen isContinue reading “Organic Nitrogen Sources”