Category: Organic Gardening

National Bird Feeding Month

So, it is too early to plant peas and you have plotted (and re-plotted) your spring garden. You have poured, at length, through every garden catalog, planned (and ordered) your list and STILL it is only the first week of…

Garden Calendar February

While mid to late spring is the busiest time of the year for most gardeners, there are a variety of chores that I reserve strictly for winter… here is the Garden Calendar for February Be sure to be making your…

Still January

Today I went outside to find the slightest whiff of spring in the air… or was it just wishful thinking? After checking with the online weather report, I realize it is probably wishful thinking and that peas will not be…

Winter Garden Salad

It is a bit early to begin growing seeds indoors for transplants for the spring garden. But if you don’t have a greenhouse, you make a windowsill salad garden. You can eat it within weeks! Use a windowbox liner with…

Soil and Tomatoes

Kacper is just singing our song! Got this from him in the mail today… “You must see this because if you don’t have great soil, all the other “tricks” I can teach you really won’t mean a thing. It’s really…

January Garden Calendar

While mid to late spring is the busiest time of the year for most gardeners, there are a variety of chores that I reserve strictly for winter… here is the Garden Calendar for January If there is a good thaw…

Garden Calendar Funnies

Okay, one of the largest sections of GardenSimply is the Garden Calendar. I have looked at it so many times I am sick of looking at it. So I was wondering what other peoples’ garden calendars look like, and I found one that just CRACKED me up… this guy (Eric Walker) is fun to read. He says…

How to Grow a Chemical-Free Vegetable Garden

Pests are notorious for causing a loss of plants every year, however, that loss can be minimized with good pest control practices. If you ensure that your plants have been properly watered, fertilized and cultivated, you will also work toward growing plants that are more pest resistant than plants that are neglected or have received poor care.

Winter Vegetables

We often see different vegetables at Thanksgiving dinners like the root vegetables rutabagas and parsnips and Brussels sprouts. If you have grown root vegetables in your garden this year, you can leave them in the ground and harvest them as…

Why Garden Organically?

As recent as 25 years ago, the idea of organic gardening was considered quite a radical concept. How in the world were gardeners expected to control the weeds, the bugs, and the animals that could threaten a thriving garden without the use of man-made chemicals? When you think about it, organic gardening is a really simply theory. For years, people have been growing things without the use of chemicals. The early settlers of our country didn’t have Miracle-Gro or Sevin Dust and they made out just fine.