Direct Sowing

Rows or Beds, Which Are Best?

Rows or Beds, Which Are Best?

When you think of home gardening, what do you imagine? Do you think of a big sprawling backyard garden with lots of rows, or do you think of clusters of beds? Which is the ideal gardening method? You might not be surprised to find out that which is best depends a lot...

Soil Temperature and Germination

Soil Temperature and Germination

Getting your seeds to sprout is more than watering and sunlight. Soil temperature plays a big role in the process. Seeds might germinate in less than ideal conditions, but why take the chance? If your seeds are sitting in soil that’s too cold, they may take too long...

Picking A Garden Spot

Picking A Garden Spot

The first step in planning your garden is deciding on a site to grow. Assess the areas you are considering for your garden to set yourself up for success. Spending just a little time on this vital step will make a huge difference in your experience. You’ll be able to...

Protecting Tender Plants

Protecting Tender Plants

Deciding when to plant your garden can be a tricky business. Even when you’ve planned ahead, sometimes there’s a cold snap that comes late in the season and takes everyone by surprise. Plants you’ve painstakingly grown from seed and hardened off carefully can be...

What is Direct Sowing?

What is Direct Sowing?

Seeds that are sown directly are seeded directly into the soil outdoors, rather than grown from a transplant or started indoors. Whether you direct seed or choose to transplant will depend on the needs of each particular plant, your growing conditions, and some other...

Essential Gardening Tools for Beginners

Essential Gardening Tools for Beginners

If you’re just starting a garden, you might be confused about the different supplies you need to get started. Start slowly and add to your collection as you go. It doesn’t take a huge investment to begin. Here is our recommended list of gardening tools for beginners....