How to Ripen Green Tomatoes Indoors: Five Easy Methods That Work

Tomatoes on the Windowsill Ripening - How to Ripen Tomatoes Indoors

So it’s the end of the tomato growing season and you still have loads of tomatoes happily growing on the vine. With the cooling weather coming, the question of how to ripen green tomatoes may be on your mind. Well, the good news is there are a number of was to successfully ripen green tomatoes … Read more

How to Start a Vegetable Garden: A Beginners Guide

How to Start a Vegetable Garden

Starting your own vegetable garden is a highly satisfying and cost-effective way of ensuring your family has the freshest and most wholesome vegetables to eat. You don’t need a lot of space or equipment to grow your own veggies. And nothing beats the taste of trying your first homegrown vegetables! So here is everything you need to know for how to … Read more

Tomato Growing Problems Solved: Common Pests and Diseases

Tomato Plant With Ripening Fruit

A fresh tomato straight from the plant is one of the yummiest things to eat.  And tomatoes are one of the easiest and most satisfying crops to grow when everything goes right.  But what about when things go wrong? What to do about the pests and diseases that tomatoes are prone to? Here we help … Read more

How to Grow Nasturtium in the Vegetable Garden

How To Grow Nasturtiums in the Vegetable Garden

Growing nasturtium in the vegetable garden not only looks great but also provides many benefits to the vegetable garden. Nasturtium is a wonderful companion plant, it attracts beneficial insects, nasturtium grows as an edible ground-cover and it’s entirely edible. So if you’re looking to grow this pretty flowering plant, you’ve come to the right place. … Read more

Planning a Square Foot Garden for Abundant Vegetables

Square Foot Gardening in a Raised Garden Bed

Planning a square foot garden can be great for vegetable gardening in smaller spaces. And if you are new to gardening, then square foot gardening is an easy and ordered method of gardening that is perfect for learning as you go. In this article, we’ll look at what exactly is a square foot garden. And how can … Read more

Best Organic Mulch for the Garden and Natural Mulch Ideas

Straw Mulch in the Vegetable Garden - Best Organic Mulch for the Garden

Are you wondering whether or not you need to mulch your garden? Confused by all the choices of organic and natural mulches and wondering which is the right one for you? Well, you’ve come to the right place!  Here we take a look at the best organic mulch for your garden. What is Organic Mulch: … Read more

Natural and Organic Vegetable Garden Weed Control Methods

Natural-and-Organic-Vegetable-Garden-Weed-Control-Methods

As home gardeners, the question of how to keep weeds out of the vegetable garden has occupied many a weekend hour or two. Add to the equation how to get rid of weeds using natural and organic methods and weed control takes on a whole new dimension of problem-solving. But I’m here to help! In … Read more

Hardening Off Seedlings (& Avoiding Transplant Shock)

Hardening Off Tomatoes

Hardening off seedlings is an important step when raising new seeds to grow in the garden. And because it’s important, I wanted to share with you exactly what it means to harden off plants and how you can harden off seedlings to avoid transplant shock for greater growing success in your edible garden at home. What does hardening … Read more