One of the biggest reasons backyard gardeners list for growing their own food is the desire to limit chemicals in their diet. After a season or two of growing your own fruits & veggies, it can be easy to see why big commercial farmers might resort to spraying and sprinkling their crops with chemicals. There […]
Did you know that you can use essential oils instead of chemical pesticides and herbicides to control pests in your garden? You can! Read about what essential oils repel ants, slugs, aphids, and more, PLUS a recipe for a natural garden spray.
Whether you call them fireflies or lightning bugs, you probably have memories of running around with childlike glee and catching them in a jar as a kid. Find out how they can benefit the garden and how to protect this endangered species.
Are you fighting fungus in your potted plants? Maybe you’re looking for a chemical-free rooting agent? These and more are reasons to incorporate cinnamon into your garden.
It may be mid-October but there is still quite a bit to be done in the garden before winter arrives. What is on your to-do list?
With temperatures starting to drop, here are a few ways you can keep some of your crops going through the cold weather season.