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Organic Gardening Blog

August 24, 2021
Gardening Myths, Misconceptions and Tips

5 Gardening Myths There are common gardening myths that we easily accept as true.  Even though they seem to make sense, these accepted methods are often backed more by folklore than research and science.  In […]

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August 23, 2021
Trench Composting with Kitchen Scraps

Advantages of Trench Composting vs. Conventional Composting Composting has many benefits. It produces nutrient soil that helps to retain moisture and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers.  It encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and […]

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July 23, 2021
Pest Prevention Tips for Summer’s Most Annoying Bugs

Summer harvest is around the corner, do not let bugs feast on your blooms and veggies before you do! Although most insects that inhabit our garden do no harm to our plants, the ones that […]

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July 23, 2021
Why is Crabgrass Such a Pain?

What is crabgrass and how did it get here? Crabgrass seeds were brought to the United States from Europe by immigrants.  Early settlers grew the plants, harvesting the nutritious seeds as a grain.   In the […]

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June 10, 2021
Keep It Cool with Shade Gardens

Shade Loving Plants Shade gardens are some of the most soothing comfortable places to spend a lazy afternoon. They are a respite from the summer heat, a quiet place for woodland creatures and a wonderful […]

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June 10, 2021
Right Plant, Right Place

Creating the Right Planting Environment “We lost too many plants in our impatience to possess them, because we had not achieved the proper growing conditions.” -Beth Chatto, The Beth Chatto Handbook Growing a plant labeled […]

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