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Free Gardening Advice to Get You Growing

Whether you have a small, urban garden or plenty of acreage, our Sanctuary Soil blog offers plenty of free gardening advice.  Below are resources to help you build beautiful, more productive yards with delicious food plants and edible flowers, as well as healthy indoor gardens and fun winter craft projects. Sanctuary Soil is delighted to provide a wide range of how-to gardening information on a range of topics, including: […]

Patio Tomatoes to Grow

Photo by Susy Morris/Flickr If you dream of growing tomatoes, but only have a tiny garden … don’t give up hope. A wide variety of tomatoes can be grown in containers, from dwarf patio tomatoes to sprawling indeterminate tomatoes. In this article, we focus on some of our favorite smaller tomato varieties that can be grown in a Hula planter. Check it out! […]

By | May 30th, 2014|Blog, Gardening, Grow Food|0 Comments

Herb Garden in a Hula

You won’t need a lot of space to grow this herb garden in our Hula planter.  Sage, rosemary and thyme are nestled together here to provide Mediterranean-inspired flavors to your summer meals.  […]

By | May 13th, 2014|Blog, Gardening, Gardening Tips, Grow Food|0 Comments

Lemon Verbena for Your Garden

Do you enjoy the taste of lemons? If so, lemon verbena (Aloysia triphyllaan) is a delightful addition to your herb garden.  The sweet lemon flavor and delicious fragrance from this delicate perennial add a nice touch to many foods and drinks.  […]

By | May 1st, 2014|Blog, Gardening, Gardening Tips, Grow Food|0 Comments

Growing Lettuces and Salad Greens

Crisp, fresh lettuces and salad greens straight from the garden can’t be beat. Here at Sanctuary Soil, we’re always growing different fresh greens during the cooler months of spring and fall. These leafy green vegetables are easy to plant in containers like our Hula Planters (shown here) or straight in the garden. Following are a few tips for growing lettuces and salad greens. […]

By | April 18th, 2014|Blog, Gardening, Gardening Tips, Grow Food|0 Comments

Growing Pansies: An Edible Flower

With spring officially here, pansies (Viola x wittrockiana) can be found growing in gardens nearly everywhere. And it’s easy to see why the cool-season flowers are so popular. Not only do the cheerful blossoms add old-fashioned charm to garden beds and containers, such as our Hula Planters. But the unsprayed pansy petals are also edible and can be added to your spring meals and drinks. Pansies are versatile plants. Whether the flowers are single colored, [...]

By | April 7th, 2014|Blog, Flowers, Gardening, Gardening Tips|0 Comments

Growing Fava Beans

by Robin Haglund, CPH Fava beans are beautiful edible plants for your vegetable garden. Not only do fava beans feed you, but they also feed your garden -- in more ways than one! Fava beans are the ideal vegetable garden plant for many reasons. They produce delicious edible beans. Fava shoots are tasty too. The plants are beautiful and attract bees and hummingbirds. And, as members of the bean family, favas have the ability to [...]

By | March 31st, 2014|Blog, Gardening, Grow Food|0 Comments

Sanctuary Soil Garden Class

There are only a few seats left for a Sanctuary Soil Garden Class with Mitch Davis on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in Red Bluff, California. Two Sanctuary Soil Garden Class Sessions Attend either the morning session 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., sponsored by BR Growing Supplies and Riverside Landscape Supply. Or, attend the afternoon session, 3 – 6 p.m., sponsored by Garden Connection, Bare Roots-Redding and Greenfire-Chico. Here’s your chance to start [...]

By | March 26th, 2014|Blog, News and Events|0 Comments

Warm Weather Veggie Gardens

By Jenny Peterson I confess, I’m somewhat of a new veggie gardener. I had a big vegetable garden when I was a young mother, and for whatever reason since then, I have not grown a lot of food. Until I moved in with my fiancé two years ago, that is — he has a full acre with lots of sun, so we’ve had a good time building raised beds and experimenting with different vegetables and [...]

By | March 25th, 2014|Blog, Gardening, Grow Food|0 Comments

Grow Mustards and Spicy Greens

By Robin Haglund, CPH Not sure if spicy greens belong on your plate? Read on to learn how we’ve grown to love mustards and other spicy greens over a lifetime of growing and cooking. […]

By | March 18th, 2014|Blog, Gardening, Gardening Tips, Grow Food|0 Comments