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The Best Soil for Transplanting . . . and how to get it!

The Best Soil for Transplanting . . . and how to get it! 0

Now that you've got your seeds started, it is a good time to start focusing on getting your soil ready for transplanting time. Now, that may mean a few different things; you may need to amend your soil with fertilizers or just till it—or nothing at all. It just depends what your soil make-up is like. Or course, there are different schools of thought on the subject. Some believe that you should only "mess" with your soil a minimal amount, with the aim of allowing it to naturally build it's structure and nutrients over the years. Others believe that tilling...

  • Jordan Freytag
It's February! Time to Get Your Garden Seeds!

It's February! Time to Get Your Garden Seeds! 3

It's not too late to pick your seeds for your spring garden but soon the days will be long enough and warm enough to start prepping that garden for transplanting. It is imperative to get your tender seedlings off to a good start—and to start them as early as possible. So, when picking your seeds, be aware of which are cold hardy and which are tender. The tender seeds will need to be sown indoors right away to offer it a chance to grow into a tenacious seedling by the time warm days role around. Save time and energy by...

  • Jordan Freytag
Starting Seeds Early. Why some and not others . . .

Starting Seeds Early. Why some and not others . . . 0

The initial thing a lot of folks wonder after they've decided to grow a garden that season is "Where do I start?" And then the more complex question follows, "Which vegetable crops do I start indoors and which do I plant directly in the garden?" Well, it really depends on the climate conditions of your area, but the gist of it is that the closer you are to the equator the more likely you will be able to sow tender vegetable crop seeds like tomatoes and peppers outside because that climate is predictably warm. But if you are in a more...

  • Jordan Freytag
Craving Garden Produce Mid-Winter? It's Easy, Fun and Delicious!

Craving Garden Produce Mid-Winter? It's Easy, Fun and Delicious! 1

Life without fresh produce and garden greens during the winter can be absolute torture. Luckily, we know about a way to grow fresh greens all winter-long right on your counter-top. The way is sprouting and growing garden vegetables as microgreens! Not only can you enjoy fresh produce throughout the winter this way, you consume higher concentrations of vitamins and minerals compared to their full grown counterparts (perfect for a healthy New Year's resolution, right?). Within days you can have full-grown, tasty sprouts ready to eat. Most microgreens grow and mature startlingly fast so you can enjoy multiple micro crops throughout the cold months!...

  • Jordan Freytag
A Ripe Tomato by July 4th?! Here's how . . .

A Ripe Tomato by July 4th?! Here's how . . . 0

A gardener’s dream: a plump ripe tomato ready to harvest for the Fourth of July. That is our goal and the goal of many fellow gardeners we know! Who doesn’t love fresh cherry tomatoes right off the vine or slicing into a slicer variety tomato mid-summer? It can be a challenge to make it happen, but we like challenges. And over the years, we’ve found it takes a little bit of pre-planning, careful selecting of seeds, and requires some specialized care and maintenance to ensure an early harvest of tomatoes. Here is what you need to do!  Make a Plan...

  • Jordan Freytag
A Sustainable Thanksgiving

A Sustainable Thanksgiving 0

It may seem next to impossible to maintain a sustainable lifestyle especially during the holiday season. You have friends and family of different backgrounds and beliefs gathering together in one space, making it difficult to keep up and enforce the habits that make sustainable living possible! But we think thanksgiving and Christmas are times when it really counts to be “green” considering how far some foods travel to reach your plates and how much food goes to waste in the end. According to the New York Post, of the 165 billion dollars of food wasted each year, 277 million dollars will...

  • Jordan Freytag