Vegetable Gardening

Gardening with Raised rows

There are many different ways to grow a garden successfully, and like most things in life, if you ask 10 people how to garden you'll probably get close to 10 different answers.   Gardening is no different, everyone's goal is to have healthy, tasty produce at the end of the year, but how we get [...]


Make Use Of Your Limited Space With Organic Container Gardening

If you live in an apartment in the city or in the suburbs, then you most likely don't have a lot of land to grow vegetables in.  If your are lucky, you may have  a tiny plot surrounding your home or apartment that you can use.  Even then, the land may be extremely rocky, pure [...]


A Blessing to the Soil: Companion Plants for Beans

According to an Iroquois legend, beans are among the plants that were given as a gift by the Great Spirit to humankind.  These plants are watched over by three spirits, also known as "The Three Sisters".   Beans must indeed be gifts, not only to humans but to other plants as well, because these plants [...]


Good Neighbors: Companion Plants for Tomatoes

In the previous post, you read about carrots and tomatoes being the best of friends.  Indeed, they're good neighbors.  Aside from the benefits that they get from each other, they share a space-efficient companionship.  You can plant the carrots while the tomatoes are still small.  You don't have to worry about them competing for space [...]


Plants that Carrots Love: Companion Plants for Carrots

In the last blog post, you learned how companion plants help one another grow and protect each other from pests.  Carrot is another plant that can benefit from companion planting.  A popular book called "Carrots Love Tomatoes," originally published in 1975, is now widely considered as the bible of companion planting.  The author of this [...]


Potato’s Best Buddies: Companion Plants for Potatoes

The idea of companion planting is rather strange. It is easy to think of people and animals as social beings. They have relationships that are either beneficial or harmful. On the other hand, plants don't move and they can't communicate. However, plants do have relationships, too, in a way. They can help one another or [...]


Enriching Your Garden: What is Companion Planting?

Gardening can be a hobby that is fun, enriching, exciting and....stressful! Whether you're just starting out with gardening or are a seasoned green thumb; things can get pretty complicated when it comes to where and when to plant certain things. One term you may or may not have heard of is companion planting. This is something [...]


5 Organic Best Practices for Beginners

Having your own organic garden in your backyard brings you a great many benefits. When you can grow and harvest your very own fresh and organic vegetables, you will reap tremendous reward in terms of nutrition and a sense of genuine accomplishment. The foods you gather from your own vegetable garden are far superior to [...]


Use Crop Rotation for a Healthy Organic Garden

Another great vegetable gardening tip that accomplishes organic pest control and soil management in your garden is to use crop rotation.  This applies to almost all crops except your perennial vegetables like Rhubarb or Asparagus.  Crop rotation can be as simple as making sure you don’t plant the same vegetables in the same spot every [...]


4 Tips for a Successful Organic Garden

When starting your organic garden there are many steps you can take to help it become a success, this article’s purpose is to highlight four of the most important steps that you’ll need to take in order to have an organic vegetable garden that thrives throughout the gardening season.  In the past I have not [...]