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Organic Gardening Basics
Organic gardening means growing using all natural methods. We explain the basics to get you started. Watch Video
Growing Zucchini
Zucchini are one of the most popular and easy to grow direct-sow vegetables. Watch Video
Seed Starting Part 2
Discover the four critical elements of starting seeds indoors- Water, Temperature, Soil, and Light. Watch Video
Seed Starting Part 3
We show you the equipment and supplies you need to grow seeds like the pros. Watch Video
How to Read a Seed Packet
Learn the basics of what information is printed on every seed packet and how useful it all is. Watch Video
Aqua Shields Plant Protectors
Plant and harvest tomatoes peppers and eggplants up to one month earlier! Watch Video
Growing Sunflowers
See how easy it is to grow these summertime favorites. Watch Video

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • Many novice gardeners make the mistake of sowing long carrots in a heavy clay soil resulting in forked, malformed roots. The trick to growing carrots is selecting varieties best suited for your garden’s particular soil conditions. The long, slender carrots require a soil so deep, smooth, and friable that only a lucky few can grow them successfully year after year.

    Unless you’ve prepared a soil that’s light, loose, and free of all obstructions, select shorter varieties of carrots like ‘Nantes Half Long’, ‘Sweet Treat Hybrid’, ‘Sweet Sunshine’, and ‘Red Cored Chantenay’. If your soil is extremely heavy, try ‘Short ‘n Sweet’, which can grow in just about any soil. These are the best carrots for the patio garden as they can be planted in window boxes or any container at least six inches deep.