October 28, 2015 Lauren Dibble 1Comment

As winter’s knocking on our doors, we’re decorating for Fall and Christmas, putting up the last of our canned goods, and putting our gardens to bed. However, Winter doesn’t have to be a time of complete rest for your garden. If you find yourself needing to improve the quality of your soil, or prevent water run-off and erosion, planting a winter cover-crop can give you a head start without having to babysit it in the cold. (more…)

October 21, 2015 Lauren Dibble 3Comment

Your tomato plants have given you an entire summer of produce. However, the leaves are starting to brown, you’re not getting any more blossoms, and the days are getting shorter. As you’re wrapping up your last canning jars of spaghetti sauce and pizza sauce, it’s a good time to start planning for next year’s garden. (more…)

October 17, 2015 Lauren Dibble 3Comment

Planting a Fall vegetable garden is always a gamble. You never know when the first frost is going to come, how many weeks of good weather we’ll have, or if a freak snow storm is going to wipe everything out. For those first early nights of frost, when there’s still weeks of good weather ahead, there are things you can do to ensure your Fall vegetable garden survives: (more…)

October 7, 2015 Lauren Dibble

If you’re gardening, you should also be composting. Composting is a simple, easy and free¬†way to add quality nutrients to your soil, and better soil means happier plants! But the thing I love most about composting, is that is takes what would normally be scraps that would end up in the trashcan and re-purposes them. It gives them a second life. That banana that you ate will go to fuel you, and the peel will go to fuel your garden! It’s a perfect cycle and nothing gets wasted. (more…)

September 12, 2015 Lauren Dibble 1Comment

victory garden

  Victory Gardens (War Gardens) were created and encouraged during WWI and WWII to reduce the demand on food supplies. Civilians were encouraged to plants their own vegetable gardens, in what little land they had, so that produce and rations could be sent to the troops overseas. Across the United States and Europe, young men who had been farming before the wars were recruited into battle and left commercial farms struggling to keep up with demand. (more…)

September 8, 2015 Lauren Dibble 2Comment

Herbs have always been a weakness of mine. They either grow too tall, too fast, bolt immediately, or wither and die in days. However, in my new hydroponics system I’ve just planted cilantro seeds, so I’m hopeful my days of killing herbs are over! This guide, however, should help even the most novice herb-grower succeed. Or at least give you a fighting chance! (more…)