Starting and Growing Peppers

Peppers in Tower
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Peppers come in a multitude of varieties and, once you get them started, are easy to maintain and grow. While we have some general information on seed starting indoors, we thought it would be helpful to give you additional information on sowing and growing peppers. When to Sow Inside Start peppers indoors 8-10 weeks before the […]

5 Steps to Harden Off Seedlings

These seedlings are ready for transplant.
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Starting seeds indoors is very rewarding but it does take focus and effort.  After you put you time, energy, and love into your seedlings, you want to make sure they flourish outside.  A key to ensuring success is “hardening off” your seedlings before you finally transplant to the garden.  Hardening off is the process of […]

Starting Seeds Indoors

Seedlings are fun to grow!
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Gardening from seed has several benefits. There are more varieties available to you, you know what’s going into your food and flowers because you are growing them, and you’ll save money by purchasing seeds rather than plants. But I caution you, it can get addictive! Starting seeds is simple and very rewarding. It is easy […]

Vegetable Planting Schedule, Hardiness Zone Look-up, & Germination Temperature Chart

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Vegetable Planting Schedule & Hardiness Zone Look-up: If there’s one thing that every gardener learns, — timing is everything.  The path to a healthy harvest always starts with basic foresight and planning.  The Vegetable & Herb Timing tables below provide the basics for scheduling your conventional and vertical Garden Tower plantings.  And don’t forget to check out […]

Food Freedom Experiment! Does the Garden Tower2™ Really Work?

Garden towers maximize space
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With seeds of hope and dreams of food abundance, my wife, Andrea, and I purchased a 4.5 acre homestead in south-central Indiana this Spring. For fun, we’ve gardened together a few times before, at the apartments we’ve lived in and at our city-house where we were the neighborhood weirdos, killing our grass to build garden […]

Vermicomposting Essentials

Red composting worms
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Getting Started With Composting Worms Whether you live in an apartment in the city or a farm in the country, we can all make an effort to compost our organic waste. Composting in our urban and suburban areas is becoming more common, with local government councils getting on board with organic waste collection. Small-scale worm […]

How to Successfully Raise Mason and Leafcutter Bees (Crown Bees part 2)

Garden Tower Bee Cabin Leafcutter
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Crown Bees Guest Blog, Part 2 This is the second of three guest blogs by our pollinator-supporting friends over at Crown Bees of Woodinville, Washington. Mason and leafcutter bees are solitary hole-nesting bees. They carry pollen loose and dry on their hairy bellies, which makes them effective pollinators. Both types of bees are easy to […]

Introducing Native Hole-Nesting Bees to Your Garden (Crown Bees part 1)

Blue orchard mason bee
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How to Support Your Garden and Bee Community Without the Effort of Raising Honeybees This is the first of three useful guest posts by our pollinator-supporting friends over at Crown Bees of Woodinville, Washington. Planting a food garden is a labor of love. Gardeners put a lot of time and effort into the work of […]

Pathways to Food Security

Garden Tower Project Indoor
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Earth Connections Garden Centre is about twenty minutes west of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada, on forty acres of land mostly made up of natural prairie grasses. Although beautiful to look at, the land is mostly sand (89%), which makes growing vegetables a challenge. When our community was looking for a way to grow healthy food, […]