Advice Column: Soil Fertility + Are Gardening Stores Essential?

Kathryn wants to know: “I have gardened organically at my current home in Hiram since 1980 in raised beds. These beds were hand turned and over the years, I have added layers of homemade compost and composted manure from a nearby organic horse farm. More recently, I...

How to Plant Onions

When the daffodils are coming up, it’s time to plant onions! There are a few things you need to know about onions before growing them. The number of daylight hours triggers bulbing in onions and different onion varieties have different day length requirements. In...

Advice Column: Easy to Grow Items + Forest Style Garden Tips

Erika asked us for a list of 1-3 easy to grow items for beginners.   Ginnette:I’d go with potatoes, green beans, and garlic. Check out the new YouTube series Growfully with Jenna’s Quick and Dirty Planting Guides if you’re just starting out!   Maggie:Of...

Getting Started with your Victory Garden

Your gardening questions are already rolling in and are working on responses for you! Be on the lookout for those in our advice column blog next Tuesday. For you newbies who are  interested in growing food at home but have no idea where to start, here are a few tips...

Introducing: Victory Garden Gurus

In times of global crisis, it is not unusual for the federal government to ask its citizens to help out by planting a home garden. During WWI, the US National War Garden Commission was created to encourage home gardening efforts so that our agricultural producers...