6 Great Organic Gardening Books to Add to Your Winter Reading List

If gardening is a big part of your life in spring, summer, and fall, the arrival of winter gifts you with a lot more free time in your schedule. What’s a gardener to do? Read voraciously! Or, at least, that’s…

What Didn’t Go Well in My Garden This Season

There are lots of glossy photos of amazing gardens out there, and sometimes they seem too good to be true. Last year when I was a keynote speaker at a gardening conference, after my talk one of the participants approached…

How to Build Compost for Healthier Soil

Written by Acadia Tucker When I was growing up I often spent muggy afternoons with my grandmother after school tucked away in the back of her garden, cutting twigs into small pieces for the compost pile. I never grasped the…

Regenerative Gardening is Good for Your Health and the Planet

Written by Acadia Tucker It’s 6:30 a.m. and the sun has been up for a little less than an hour. I roll out of bed and quickly guzzle a cup of coffee. Then I slip on my moss-green muck boots,…

Plant Perennials to Nourish Your Garden Year-Round

Written by Acadia Tucker My dark winter nights are generally spent curled next to a fire devouring every seed catalog that can fit into my mailbox. Dreaming of the tomatoes, peas, and corn I’ll plant in the spring helps me…

How to Plan Your Garden This Winter to Be Ready for Spring

If you don’t currently receive free garden catalogs at home, you’re really missing out. It’s so fun to peek inside your mailbox on a dark and dreary winter day and find a colorful seed catalog poking out. One of my favorite weekend…

How to Prepare Your Vegetable Garden For Winter

When the calendar flips over to the fall season many gardeners immediately hang up their gardening gloves for the year. This is a mistake! If you take some time in fall to prepare your vegetable garden for winter, you’ll reap…

Unique and Colorful Vegetables to Grow in Your Garden This Year

Red tomatoes, green beans, and orange carrots are great, but there’s so much more out there! This season, take a chance and grow some unique and interesting varieties in your garden. Growing beautiful and colorful food dramatically increases the fun…

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