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Jenna Rich

Jenna is a former Chicago business professional turned organic farmer with over 5 years of experience organically growing vegetables, herbs and cut flowers. She has grown for farmers markets, CSA, and several local restaurants in zone 5a. She co-owns and runs Partners’ Gardens LLC, a small-scale, no-till market garden in New Hampshire.

Gardening Inspiration

How to Prune Tomato Plants in 6 Easy Steps

Are you struggling to find the most efficient way of pruning your tomato plants this season? Tomato pruning can be a chore, but it doesn't have to be complicated. In this article, gardening expert and farm owner Jenna Rich walks through the six steps you'll need to follow when pruning your tomato plants this season.

Gardening Tips

What’s the Difference Between Roots and Rhizomes?

Have you ever noticed the words root and rhizome used interchangeably and wondered if there is a difference? I’m here to tell you there is! Join small-scale farming expert Jenna Rich as she discovers the true meaning of root and rhizome and provides insight that should make you feel confident about the meaning of both terms and how they affect plant growth.

Flowers

11 Tips for Growing Beautiful Zinnias in Pots

Zinnias are a flower grower's dream with their long bloom season, range of color options, and ability to grow well on patios in containers or raised beds. Today, there are cultivars explicitly bred for container growing, so if you have containers you want to fill up with flowers, look no further than zinnias. Join small-scale farming expert Jenna Rich to discuss some tips and tricks to grow beautiful zinnias in containers.

Gardening Inspiration

When Should You Plant Basil This Season?

Trying to grow basil in your garden this season, but aren't sure when you should begin planting? Basil is a resilient herb, but planting at the proper time is critical. In this article, gardening expert Jenna Rich shares when you should be planting basil in your garden by hardiness zone and frost dates.

Vegetables

How and When to Harvest Tomatoes

Confused about the best time of season to harvest your garden tomatoes, or the best time to start harvesting? Harvesting at the right time can mean the difference between a low-yield and a productive one. In this article, gardening expert Jenna Rich examines when you should start harvesting your tomatoes, and the best process to do it.

Herbs

How to Propagate Basil From Leaf Cuttings

Thinking or propagating basil from leaf cuttings for additional plants in your garden this season? Basil propagation is easy, and can be quite rewarding. In this article, gardening expert Jenna Rich shares the exact steps you'll follow to propagate basil from leaf cuttings this season.

Flowers

17 Easy Care Annual Flowers For Your Spring Garden

Are you looking for some low-maintenance annual flowers to grow in your spring garden this season? Depending on your hardiness zone, there are plenty of annual flowers to choose from. In this article, organic farmer and gardening expert Jenna Rich shares her favorite annual flowers to plant this season, with names and pictures of each!

Plant Problems

8 Reasons Your Black-Eyed Susan Flowers Aren’t Blooming

Are your black eyed susans struggling to bloom this season, and you aren't quite sure why? There are a number of different reasons this can happen, and not all are treated the same. In this article, gardening expert Jenna Rich examines why your rudbeckia may be struggling to bloom, and the best way to get them to flower.