Lemon grass is used a lot in Asian food. In addition, lemon grass is used in many home remedies. It has a nice scent, as well. There are companion plants that benefit from growing near it and others that help lemon grass grow better. Why Does Lemon Grass Need Companion Plants? Here are the ways … Read more
Bok choy is a popular type of Chinese cabbage. It is a member of the Brassica family, along with cabbage, broccoli, and others. Why Does Bok Choy Need Companion Plants? The idea of companion plants is that certain plants help or harm other plants. Helpful ones should be planted together, while harmful ones should be … Read more
Elephant garlic (Allium ampeloprasum) is more closely related to leeks than garlic. Elephant garlic produces huge bulbs and is very tasty. But, you may wonder, “When do I harvest elephant garlic?” Elephant garlic is more like hard-necked garlic than soft-necked garlic. This is because the stalks are cut off after curing instead of being used to … Read more
There are few vegetables as widely loved and easy to use as lettuce. However, growing lettuce isn’t always as easy as eating it. Hot and cold temperatures, heavy rains, and poor soil have led some people to explore growing lettuce hydroponically. This method involves growing lettuce in a nutrient solution rather than in the ground. … Read more
Lettuce’s simple growth form and flexibility in the kitchen makes it a must-have garden crop. Another thing that’s great about lettuce is that it plays nicely with lots of other crops. By interplanting lettuce with other types of plants, you can increase soil diversity, attract beneficial insects, and help prevent disease. Read on to learn … Read more
If you’ve ever compared a tomato purchased from the grocery store in the winter with a tomato picked off the vine in the summer, you likely know there’s a wide variation in tomato flavors. And that’s why it helps to learn about the best tasting tomatoes! Tomato variety plays a big role in what a … Read more
Tomatoes are pretty easy to grow and take off until maturity. But sometimes simple mistakes can hugely affect their growth. For a beginner gardener looking to grow tomatoes, you want to get it right from the start. This involves everything from choosing the right variety to the right growing location. When it comes to the … Read more
Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables people grow. They are the most popular vegetable in the United States. You can grow tomatoes even if you do not have a yard to plant them in. Tomato plants grow well in containers. Best Tomatoes To Grow In Pots Tomatoes come in two varieties. Indeterminate tomato … Read more
If you want to grow lettuce plants at home, providing them with the right amount and type of light is key. This is true regardless of whether you’re growing lettuce indoors or outdoors. Over the years, I’ve grown hundreds of lettuce plants both indoors and out. And I’ve learned a thing or two about how … Read more
We grow sturdy, healthy seedlings by adhering to growing practices we consider good for the earth. We are certified organic. It runs in our blood. Visitors to our urban farm often see our work in progress, and we can actually show them the high quality products and processes we use to grow our plants. Healthy plants resist pests and disease. We know it for a fact!
Healthy seedlings start from high quality seed. We obtain our organic seed from many places, but they are all from reputable seed houses that we know and trust.
For our Seedlings we use:
High quality potting mix that contains natural, rock-based fertilizers
Beneficial mycorrhizal fungi innocultion of our plants’ roots
Cucumbers are a popular vegetable to grow. Sometimes it is hard to know how much sun a cucumber plant needs. How Much Light Do Cucumber Plants Need? The amount of light differs inside and outside. Outside – Cucumber Sun Requirements Cucumbers need at least six hours of sun and will grow much better with … Read more
Cucumber plants are very thirsty plants. Therefore, proper watering is crucial to getting lots of tasty cucumbers. How Often Do I Water Cucumber Plants? Cucumber plants growing in the ground should be watered once or twice a week. Cucumber plants in containers should be watered several times a week to keep the soil evenly moist. … Read more
Cucumbers are a popular vegetable to grow. Start your cucumbers off right by spacing the vines far enough apart. How far apart to plant cucumbers? If you choose not to use a trellis, it’s recommended to plant your cucumber vines three feet apart. For bush-type vines, leave three feet between rows, while for vining cucumbers, … Read more
Tomatoes are grown by more people than any other vegetable. Millions of people put months of effort into growing juicy, flavorful tomatoes. Sometimes people love their tomato plants so much they kill them with kindness. Can You Overwater a Tomato Plant? Yes, you can definitely overwater a tomato plant. Tomato plants should be watered every … Read more
Tomatoes are one of the most-grown vegetables in the United States. I have found that there are lots of things that can go wrong between planting your tomato plant and eating your tomatoes. This guide explains what blossom end rot is and how to prevent it. What Is Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes? Blossom end … Read more
One of my favorite things about growing lettuce is the seemingly endless variation. There’s dense and crunchy romaine, delicate bibb, and beautiful red leaf lettuce. Therefore, it’s often hard to just pick one or two varieties to grow. If you find yourself looking to grow a dozen different types of lettuce or plant enough romaine … Read more
If you’re looking for a fragrant and beautiful addition to your garden, look no further than rosemary. Rosemary adds a lovely aroma and visual appeal to any garden and thrives as a container plant indoors or outside. It has always been one of my go-to garden favorites. One thing about rosemary that is fantastic is … Read more
Finding a problem with your tomatoes can be frustrating. Some problems are easy to solve, while others mean you need to destroy the plant. This guide will help you diagnose white spots on your tomato leaves. Top 6 Reasons for White Spots on Tomato Leaves There are several problems that cause white spots on leaves. … Read more
Tomato plants are fun and easy to grow. There are some things to be careful about when growing them. This guide talks about leggy tomatoes, how to avoid them, and how to deal with them. Leggy Tomato Seedlings Versus Normal Tomato Seedlings Tomato seedlings should be short and stocky. Seedlings should have the diameter of … Read more
Whether you enjoy it in Caesar salads, as a lettuce wrap, or as a burger topping, romaine lettuce is a must-have in the kitchen and garden. Fortunately, this crunchy lettuce is relatively easy to grow, as long as you know how to properly care for it. With that said, there’s nothing more disappointing than spending … Read more
Tomatoes are a popular vegetable to grow at home. Occasionally, tomato plants have problems. This guide will talk about what causes brown leaves on tomatoes, what to do about it, and how to prevent brown leaves. Top 9 Reasons My Tomato Leaves Turning Brown There are many reasons the leaves on a tomato plant will … Read more
Lots of people grow tomatoes because homegrown tomatoes taste better than store-bought ones. Tomatoes are easy to grow in pots or in the ground but do have some pest problems. This guide will tell you all about aphids and how to get rid of them. How Do I Get Rid Of Aphids On My Tomato … Read more
The best tomatoes are homegrown. If you are considering growing your own tomatoes, you may wonder how much sunlight to give them. This guide explains how much sun tomato plants need. How Much Sun Do Tomato Plants Need? Tomatoes need to be planted in full sun. They need at least six hours of sunlight a … Read more
Tomatoes are a very popular vegetable to grow. Home-grown tomatoes taste much better than store-bought tomatoes. If you are going to grow tomatoes, you need to start off right by spacing the plants properly. Why Is Spacing Important? If you space your tomatoes properly, it will give each tomato plant the resources to grow large … Read more
Fertilizer needs change over a plant’s life. When do you need a big burst of nitrogen, and when do you need a more balanced fertilizer with nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium? This guide will help you know when to use 34-0-0, also called ammonium nitrate. What Is 34-0-0 Fertilizer? 34-0-0 is thirty-four percent nitrogen in the … Read more
Fall is garlic planting season. Our favorite variety, German Extra Hardy, is an easy to grow variety that produces large bulbs with cloves that are easy to peel and offer a pungent heat. Our planting method is as follows:
Mid to late October, lay out your garlic bed. Break your bulbs of garlic apart into cloves and then lay them out 6″ apart either in rows or in a diamond pattern.
Poke each clove into the soil until the tip about 2″ below the soil level. Throw about a teaspoon of bonemeal in with the clove and then cover with soil. This will help with the establishment of a healthy root system.
Mulch for winter with thick straw or leaf mulch.
The tasty feel of beets is reason enough to grow them in your garden. Beets are staple in most gardens and come loaded with antioxidants. It’s one of the easiest vegetables to grow and is ranked among the ten best garden vegetables. But how long do beets take to grow? The good news is that … Read more