organic gardening

Organic Gardening Overview

Organically Grown Heirloom Tomato Organic horticulture is more commonly referred to as organic gardening. Organic gardening is the science of growing fruits, vegetables and flowers by using essential organic elements in the soil. There are several different types of organic growing or gardening systems. Organic growing is a holistic approach based on thousands of years of study and research and involves a more naturalistic approach to growing that takes place over a period [...]

By |2017-05-19T13:18:13-07:00July 16th, 2012|Blog, Knowledgebase|Comments Off on Organic Gardening Overview

The Victory Garden | Then and Now

"No unemployment insurance can be compared to an alliance between man and a plot of land."  -  Henry Ford What Is a Victory Garden? Committees of civilians set up local Victory Garden programs across the country. A guide for these committees, endorsed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, stated that, “The beautification of the home and community by gardening provides healthful physical exercise, recreation, definite release from war stress and strain.” From US Dept. of Agriculture: [...]

By |2017-05-19T13:18:17-07:00April 26th, 2012|Blog, Knowledgebase|Comments Off on The Victory Garden | Then and Now

Create The Best Soil For Your Garden

How to Create The Best Garden Soil A healthy garden requires the best garden soil available. The best soil for your garden is home to a wide variety of living things. Unlike dirt often found in urban areas, a healthy, fertile soil looks, feels and smells very rich and “earthy”. Encouraging organisms (fungi, bacteria and other beneficial micro-organisms) to thrive in garden soil is exactly what we gardeners ought to be doing. Organic gardening soil [...]

By |2017-05-19T13:18:19-07:00January 24th, 2012|Gardening Tips, Sidebar Photoblog|Comments Off on Create The Best Soil For Your Garden

Organic Garden Fall Check List

  Every gardener knows under the cloak of winter lies a miracle... a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dreams. quote by Barbara Winkler Before we enter the quiet of those long winter months,  we must take advantage of the fall to prepare for the seasons to come.  Autumn is the perfect time for assessing, designing, and improving your gardens. [...]

By |2017-05-19T13:18:20-07:00November 16th, 2011|Gardening Tips|Comments Off on Organic Garden Fall Check List
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