When & How to Fertilize Your Fruit Trees

Fruit trees need good nutrition to grow and produce an abundant harvest, a bit like vegetables, flowers, and other plants. In our helpful video, Tricia explains if, when, and the way much to fertilize your fruit trees. Or keep reading here to find out the 5 Easy Steps for fertilizing your fruit trees! Step One: […]

High Density Planting and Pruning Fruit Trees for the Home Orchard

Fruit trees are an exquisite addition to any home, but it requires a commitment to pruning several times a year to stay the tree to a size that will not overwhelm the space and therefore the homeowner. The way you prune your fruit tree is basically up to you, therefore the pruning/growing method is merely […]

How to Grow Sweet Peas In the Garden

In the Victorian language of flowers, sweet peas symbolized delicate and blissful pleasures. How very apt for this delicate flower with a blissfully pleasurable fragrance. Whether you plan to send someone a secret message together with your bouquet, or simply enjoy the color and scent as you travel by a trellis filled with sweet peas, […]

What is Biochar?

Have you heard of biochar? This “new” organic may be a safe, effective soil amendment with a plethora of advantages from increasing water retention and soil microbes to reducing greenhouse emission emissions. But what’s it, and the way does it work? Biochar is brief for “biomass charcoal.” Unlike mined charcoal, it’s made by pyrolysis (decomposition […]

Choosing the Best Manure for Your Garden

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the alternatives of composted manure once you flip through our fertilizer catalog? Or perhaps you have been offered a free truckload of manure from a neighbor but aren’t sure if it is the best choice for your garden. There are definite benefits and risks from each quite manure–chicken, cow, […]

How to Grow Milkweed for a Butterfly Garden

Butterflies, and particularly the monarch, love milkweed. Yet for several decades farmers and homeowners both considered this wildflower to be a weed that needed to be killed, directly resulting in the decline of the monarch population. More awareness about how necessary milkweed is to the monarch’s life cycle has helped change this flower’s description from […]

How to Make Hominy and Grits

Have you ever tried hominy or its cousin grits? How about corn tortillas or tortilla chips? If so, you’ve got enjoyed the flavor and nutrition that comes from the cooking technique called “nixtamalization”: soaking corn in lye or pickling lime, a process that has been used for over 3500 years. The resulting corn product, called […]

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