Gardening Tips

Here you'll find quick and easy gardening tips to help you avoid mistakes, fix problems, and maximize your harvest in your garden.

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15 Gift Ideas for Mothers Who Love to Garden

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to honor and thank the extraordinary women in our lives. If your mother, wife, grandmother, or other special lady loves gardening, you’ve come to the right place. Gardener and farmer Briana Yablonski shares 15 gift ideas for mothers who love gardening.

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Chaos Gardening: How to Start a Carefree Garden

For traditional gardeners who appreciate manicured beds and formal design, the phrase ‘chaos garden’ may seem strange. But it’s the latest thing taking over the gardening internet. Gardening expert Madison Moulton explains chaos gardens and how you can start your own.

spiders. Close-up of an Argiope tiger spider on a spider's web in a sunny garden. The Argiope tiger spider is a visually striking arachnid characterized by its large size and distinctive black and yellow striped abdomen. Its legs are long and slender, adorned with bands of black and yellow.

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How Do Spiders Benefit the Garden?

Creepy crawlies aren’t always a bad thing. Spiders are garden workhorses, aiding your growing efforts in many surprising ways. Garden expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey digs into the benefits of having arachnids in your garden.

Earth Day gardening. Close-up of a woman's hand planting a young basil seedling in a peat pot into the soil. The gardener is wearing a blue shirt. The basil seedling has vibrant green leaves that are smooth, glossy, and tender. These leaves are oval-shaped with a pointed tip and serrated edges, arranged in pairs along the stem.

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7 Eco-Friendly Garden Practices to Adopt for Earth Day

If you want to nourish Mother Nature while growing food as sustainably as possible, these 7 eco-friendly upgrades are perfect for Earth Day! Garden expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey explains why and how these simple efforts can make a tremendous difference for local ecosystems, waterways, and waste reduction.

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29 Beginner Tips for Growing Plants in Pots and Containers

Are you interested in starting a container garden? If you’ve never gardened before, or if you’re just curious about the process of container gardening, you’ll find that this is a simple and low-maintenance method of gardening, and you may be surprised how useful it can be. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen shares 29 useful tips for getting started with growing plants in pots and containers.

Between rows of thriving bell pepper plants, a lengthy, dark tarp stretches out on the ground, providing a stark contrast against the vibrant greenery. The morning sun cascades over the lush plants, casting a golden hue on the leaves.

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Occultation: 8 Ways to Use Tarp in the Garden

What if your garden beds could clear themselves of weeds and old crop residues? Former organic farmer Logan Hailey explains how you can use tarps to make gardening easier. With these weed-smothering, soil-protective uses, a tarp may become your new favorite tool in the tool shed!

View of a monoculture garden with growing rows of lettuce. Lettuce presents a crisp and vibrant appearance with its rosette of tender, leafy greens. The leaves are smooth and round with a slightly wrinkled texture, form a dense cluster at the base of the plant.

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What is a Monoculture?

Monoculture plantings can cause big problems with pests, diseases, and soil health. Garden expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey explains the meaning of monoculture, why it’s problematic, and how to create more sustainable gardens and farms.

Close-up of olla clay jug on green grass in the garden. The olla clay jug is a traditional, handcrafted vessel made from terracotta or clay, distinguished by its bulbous body and narrow neck.

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How and Why to Use an Olla to Water Your Garden

If you accidentally underwater or over-irrigate your plants, an olla makes it simple to water your garden with the perfect moisture balance. Former organic farmer and garden expert Logan Hailey digs into the benefits of an olla and how to use it for even, consistent watering.

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How to Get Rid of Autumn Olive Shrubs

Although autumn olive shrubs’ silvery leaves and red berries are beautiful, these plants also have an ugly tendency to choke out other vegetation and take over your garden. Join plant expert Briana Yablonski to learn how to remove these invasive shrubs.