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8 Vegetables You Can Regrow Over and Over Again


The popularity of the post on 16 invasive species that are sold at most garden centers prompted me to do some digging and find more cool facts about plants that most of us (including me) don’t know!  Most of us have grown at least one of the veggies on this list, but I’d venture a guess that you didn’t know ... Read More »

Back To The Roots Mushroom Kit Review

Back To The Roots Mushroom Kit Review

It’s Shroom Time, Baby! No, not that type of shroom.  Oyster mushrooms!  A lot of gardeners haven’t ever delved into the wonderful world of mushroom farming, and it’s a shame…because it’s a lot of fun! I’ve found that mushrooms are a “love it or hate it” type of food – and I’m squarely in the love it camp.  They’re absolutely delicious ... Read More »

16 Invasive Species Sold at Garden Centers You Should Never Buy


Most of us gardeners assume that the people that run our local garden center are knowledgeable and know exactly what they're selling - and for the most part, that's true.  But what happens when some of the most commonly sold plants also happen to be some of the most invasive?Due to the globalization of our society, it's become very easy ... Read More »

Square Foot Gardening Giveaway


If you’re a gardener and you’ve never heard of Square Foot Gardening…you’re missing out!  I can say with full confidence that Square Foot Gardening was the REASON I got into gardening in the first place.  It’s one of the best ways to get into gardening for beginners…but a lot of advanced and master gardeners also grow using the system year ... Read More »

Bluelab pH Pen Review by Epic Gardening

Bluelab pH Pen Review

When I started out in hydroponics, I wanted to start out cheap. I didn’t feel like blowing a lot of money on fancy gadgets or equipment – I was much more interested in hacking together components and making a system that would produce awesome plants, all for under 100 bucks. I’m still interested in that, but as time went on ... Read More »

The Kratky Method: How To Grow Food Almost Automatically

The Kratky Method

Although I already think that hydroponics is one of the most interesting, simple, and productive gardening methods out there, what continues to surprise me is the amount of innovation that happens in the field. Not too long ago I was looking for more ways to experiment with my deep water culture systems, including building a very simple hydroponics for kids project.  I ... Read More »

These Amazing Living Walls Make Us Green With Envy


We Need More Green Walls On This Planet If we’re going to continue the expansion of urban sprawl around the world, it’s in our best interest to make it look as beautiful – and natural – as possible. As humans, we’ve increasingly moved away from natural environments in favor of grey, bleak concrete landscapes that rob us of the sights, ... Read More »

Types of Hydroponic Lighting: What You Need To Know

Hydroponic Lighting Overview

 This is a guest post from the hydroponics enthusiasts over at UK Groworks.  Give them a look if you’re a hydroponics hobbyist in the UK! When growing indoors, it’s essential to match the natural sunlight changes throughout the seasons to initiate the different growth stages of each plant. Different temperatures surrounding a plant and the intensity of the sun are ... Read More »

Why Does Our Government Outlaw Front Yard Gardens?


Yet another city is in the news this week for trying to shut down someone’s urban garden, a trend that is as obnoxious as the city is claiming a Florida resident’s garden to be. Obnoxious? That’s right, the cities of South Florida feels that this couple’s front yard garden - which they have had for 17 years – is a ... Read More »

Square Foot Gardens: Where Efficiency Meets Beauty

Square Foot Garden

In this modern age of big cities and high rises, one of the biggest issues urban gardeners are faced with is the lack of space that is inherent to the urban jungle. Luckily, what we lack in square footage we make up for in efficiency. Enter the Square Foot Garden; A highly efficient food production machine that carries a whole ... Read More »