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Pros and Cons of Cinder Block Raised Beds
When you’re thinking of building a raised bed, you’ve got a lot of choices for materials. But which should you[...]
Is Plywood Safe for Raised Beds?
You’re planning on building some raised garden beds, and are thinking of using some plywood to build them. Maybe you’ve[...]
Cinder Block vs. Wood Raised Bed
Raised beds are a simple way to make backyard gardening easier, more accessible, & work the soil earlier in the[...]
Alternatives to Pressure-Treated Lumber for Raised Beds
Pressure-treated lumber for raised beds can seem like a good idea, given its relatively low cost & durability. However, it’s[...]
Can I Use Douglas Fir for Raised Beds?
The desire for local fresh food has given a boost to the practice of home gardens, and raised beds are[...]
Cheapest Way to Fill Raised Beds
The cost of soil to fill raised beds can add up pretty quickly. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the[...]
How Far Apart to Plant Tomatoes in a Raised Bed
Growing tomatoes in a raised garden bed is a great idea. Raised beds help get plants off the ground a[...]
Epsom Salts in the Garden
‘Epsom salts will make your tomatoes grow! They’ll cure any fungus, parasite, or bug. You’ll harvest squash twice as big!’[...]
Nature Gardening
​Exploring the world of nature gardening can be a game changer. Traditional wisdom around garden planning and maintenance gets turned[...]
Automatic Watering
Is there anything plants need more than water? Sure, they need light, too, but the sun has a well-established history[...]
How to Grow Sweet Potatoes
It’s no surprise that growing sweet potatoes is so popular with their long-storied history. Whether it be their origins placing[...]
Vertical Gardening: the Ultimate Guide
If you’re thinking of trying out a new garden design, you may have heard of vertical gardening. This design has[...]
How to Grow Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts have an undeserved reputation at the kitchen table, but are delicious, packed with health benefits. And for gardeners,[...]
How to Grow Sage
Sage is an easy plant to grow, has many culinary uses, and is an attractive ornamental plant. Sage is more[...]
Coffee Grounds in the Garden
​Using coffee grounds in the garden is an appealing idea, and a quick Google search will bring up many hits.[...]
How to Grow Potatoes
Imagine a dystopia where you can only grow one type of plant for the rest of your life. It’s tragic,[...]
Indoor Greenhouses with Grow Lights
​Simply put, plants really only need two things to live: water and light. But when it comes to bringing your[...]
Polycarbonate Panels for a Greenhouse
​As the seasons are changing, you may be thinking about building or improving upon an already existing greenhouse. There are[...]
Beer in the Garden: The Definitive Guide
For most people, the primary use of beer in the garden is to enjoy it. Whether or not you have[...]
KY Hardiness Zone
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Hardiness Zone Scale is something most successful gardeners are aware of, and you[...]
How to grow more tomatoes
How to grow more tomatoes per plant is a question many gardeners ask. You’re travelling a well-trodden path, & there’s[...]
Mini Indoor Greenhouse
For many of us, when we think of greenhouses, we think of going into huge nurseries to pick out plants[...]
How to Use a Greenhouse
A greenhouse can be the key to taking your gardening to the next level. But where to start? At first,[...]
Transplanting plants: reasons, methods, & examples
At some point, every grower needs to pull up roots--meaning, you've got to transplant something. Maybe it's tomato seedlings, or[...]
Winter Gardening: the master guide
Winter gardening--for many of us, those words don’t seem to go together. For example, in northern Ontario, winter is a[...]
How Often to Water an Orchid?
Orchids are popular, partly because they're beautiful & interesting, but also because most kinds sold in stores are fairly easy[...]
Egg planting
Eggs and eggshells can be used for a variety of purposes in the garden. Many gardeners don't realize that they[...]
The Definitive Guide to Creating an Indoor Greenhouse
If you’re looking to create a home to protect your fruits, veggies, flowers and everything else, but lack the yard[...]
Bee garden how-to: the Complete Guide
Let’s face it, there’s probably a long list of bugs that you’d prefer not to keep around, but bees shouldn’t[...]
Cuttings: How to propagate your favorite plants
When it comes to plant propagation, the mind immediately goes to planting seeds, watering the soil, and watching their gradual[...]
Pandorea Jasminoides: the vine Pandora would Love
Pandorea jasminoides, or the bower vine: you might've guessed its name comes from the Greek godess Pandora, but you might[...]
How to Grow Baby Potatoes
Potatoes are a way of life for many gardeners. Nothing beats the taste of fresh, succulent young potatoes with garden-grown[...]
How to Lower Soil pH
​Biology and gardening go hand-in-hand, but everybody forgets about chemistry, the group’s awkward third wheel. Not this time, though, because[...]
How To Grow Bleeding Hearts
Whether you've got a green or black thumb, bleeding hearts are easy to grow. Besides, it's got a really unusual[...]
How to Get Rid of Mold in a Greenhouse
Between light and temperature changes and unwanted pests, a well-built greenhouse is the best way to protect your plants from[...]
Growing Spirulina
Spirulina--a type of algae--is rich in protein, vitamins, and antioxidants--some folks call it the “best food for the future.” A[...]
Hydroponics vs. Soil
Hydroponics can seem like a strange & futuristic way of gardening. Don’t let the oddities scare you--hydroponics has shown some[...]
How to Grow Kale
Kale is an easy and rewarding vegetable to grow in your home garden. With a little know-how you'll soon be[...]
How to Grow Loofah (Luffa)
You might think you know what a loofah is--that brightly colored, perpetually wet, plastic soap scrubbie dangling in your upstairs[...]
How To Grow Garlic Indoors
Many people like to grow garlic not only because it's useful but also because it’s easy to grow--even indoors. Growing[...]
How To Clean a Polycarbonate Greenhouse
When I noticed the walls of my greenhouse covered in a thin layer of grime last week, I realized it[...]
How to Grow Sunflowers in a Pot
I’ve always loved the bright colours of a sunflower field and how the plants seem to wake up each day[...]
Best Vegetables to Grow in a Greenhouse
With so many choices, it's hard to decide what to grow. And for a greenhouse, you need to take into[...]
How to Pollinate Indoor Plants
When you’re buying a nice assortment of plants to grow indoors, you'll need to know how to pollinate them. Having[...]
How to Propagate Orchids
Orchids are one of the most rewarding plants to grow. But they do require some special know-how, patience, and handling[...]
How to Grow Pumpkins
Whether you’re a first time- or veteran-gardener, growing pumpkins is a superb choice. From determining the right location and soil,[...]
How to Grow Orchids in a Greenhouse
Growing orchids in a greenhouse allows one to effectively regulate the conditions in which their plants live. All the equipment[...]
What Type of Soil is Best for Tomatoes?
Choosing the best type of soil for tomatoes to grow is one of the single most important things you can[...]
How to Cool A Greenhouse Without Electricity
Temperatures get steamy during the dog days of summer. Without proper cooling, your vulnerable greenhouse plants will soon become shriveled[...]
How to Grow Lavender Indoors
There are a lot of reasons you should grow lavender indoors. For one, it's admired for its pleasant scent, but[...]
What temperature is too hot for a greenhouse?
Too much heat--especially during the height of summer--is one of the most common problems for greenhouse growers. But, depending on[...]
How to Use a Seedling Heat Mat
There are many handy tools you can incorporate into your year-round greenhouse, and these advances are only increasing as greenhouse[...]
What Percentage Shade Cloth Should I Use?
Choosing the right percentage shade cloth for your garden can seem complicated. But shade cloths are actually pretty straightforward. Shade[...]
Best Way To Clean A Greenhouse
Granted, cleaning your greenhouse might not be as exciting as planting your next crop of seedlings, but a clean greenhouse[...]
Small Solar Heater For Greenhouse?
Gardeners are always looking for new ways to heat their greenhouse, and one of the best ways is to use[...]
How Warm Does a Greenhouse Get in Winter
Greenhouses are awesome for harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables for your family year round. However, winter weather can damage veggies[...]
How to Keep a Greenhouse Cool
Last summer, I had several problems with my greenhouse overheating. I decided to be more prepared for this growing season,[...]
Do you need planning permits for a greenhouse?
If you’re thinking about building a greenhouse, you likely have some idea of what you want it to look like,[...]
How Far Away Should LED Grow Lights Be From Plants
Lots more growers are starting to use grow lights, especially LED grow lights, but there's a lot of confusion about[...]
Gardening in Winter using Raised Beds in a Greenhouse
While talking with a friend the other day, they asked why I wasn’t using raised beds in my greenhouse. After[...]
How much sun does a greenhouse need?
Last summer, I visited my aunt, who happens to have a greenhouse, and her greenhouse is in a full-sun area[...]
How Often Should You Change The Water In A Hydroponic System
Hydroponics can be a tricky business. Without soil & sunlight doing the heavy lifting, all the responsibility for your plants’[...]
Building a Cattle Panel Greenhouse
If you’re looking to build a greenhouse, deciding which materials to use is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make.[...]
How to heat a greenhouse without electricity
If you're like a lot of greenhouse growers, you want to extend the growing season, late into fall, early in[...]
How Long Does It Take for a Cucumber to Grow?
Cucumbers are a unique species of plant in part because they're easy to grow. Despite tasting delicious and being packed[...]
When to Transplant Seedlings from Seed Tray
It’s very rewarding to raise your fruits, vegetables, and herbs from infancy by starting them inside in a seed tray[...]
How Old Should Seedlings Be Before Using Nutrients
A common question gardeners ask is whether to use supplemental nutrients, and if so, when & what nutrients to use.[...]
How to Grow Saffron
Growing your own spices can be very rewarding, but many don’t know where to even begin. The spice “Saffron” is[...]
How to Plant Onion Sets
If you’re figuring out what kinds of vegetables you want to grow in your greenhouse, onions are a great addition.[...]
Do LED Grow Lights Work?
Many people want to grow their own plants; it’s a great way to save money on vegetables and it’s always[...]
Do plants grow better in water or soil?
If you're building, expanding, or thinking about building a greenhouse, you may be wondering about the benefits of growing in[...]
Do plants grow better in sunlight or artificial light?
As a gardener, it can be difficult to find enough sunlight for your plants to grow successfully, especially during the[...]
Does The Color Of Light Affect Plant Growth
Once you start growing vegetables & other plants, you might wonder how to make them grow better. A common question[...]
Can You Grow Vegetables Year Round in a Greenhouse?
As the seasons change, those of us who are new to greenhouse gardening may have questions about what growing vegetables[...]
How To Heat A Greenhouse In Winter For Free
Heating your greenhouse in the winter can be tricky and expensive. While there are some plants that will be impractical[...]
How to Build a Hoop Greenhouse
As an avid gardener, and a hopeful future homesteader, I've been doing extensive research as to how to build an[...]
How To Grow Tomatoes In A Greenhouse
Tomatoes are delicious and will flourish in a greenhouse. They require a bit more care than some of the herbs[...]
How To Insulate A Greenhouse
Insulating your greenhouse is the best way to keep your plants warm during colder months and freezing nights. Without insulation,[...]
How To Build A Small Greenhouse With PVC Pipe
For most people, building a greenhouse can seem overwhelming. But by using PVC pipe, anyone--with simple tools and a few[...]
How To Make An Indoor Greenhouse For Your Apartment
OK, so maybe you don’t have a yard--but you still want to make a tiny greenhouse, maybe for your apartment.[...]