Basics

Whether you're new to gardening or experienced, everyone needs some gardening basics to get going!

In this category, you'll find a wealth of information that spans a wide number of topics. From seed starting to grow bag gardening, pruning tips to raised bed tricks, you'll find the fundamentals of gardening awaiting you here.

While it's optimized towards new gardeners, even a pro can find useful tips in our Basics category. We all need to get back to basics sometimes, and there are always useful tools and tips that other gardeners have developed along the way to add to your own practices.

Our Basics category can inspire you to new gardening heights, too. Those who have experience with in-ground planting can learn about other techniques such as raised beds or vertical gardening.

Seeds

How to Winter Sow Seeds in 7 Easy Steps

Are you getting impatient for spring? You can get a jump on the gardening season by winter sowing your seeds right now, even if you have snow on the ground! Winter sown seeds are often stronger and don’t require any hardening off come spring. In this article gardening expert Danielle Sherwood explains what you need to know to get started!

hens and chicks

Cacti & Succulents

How to Plant, Grow and Care For Hens and Chicks

If you are looking for a low-maintenance succulent to add to your garden, look no further than the Hens and Chicks plant. Aptly named for the way they grow, these plants make great indoor or outdoor garden companions. In this article, gardening expert Paige Foley walks through everything you need to know about these popular succulents and their care.

A stone that says welcome to my garden sitting in cedar mulch in a garden bed.

Gardening Tips

Cedar Mulch: Should You Be Using it in Your Garden?

Not sure if you should be using cedar mulch in your garden, or looking for an alternative? Mulch has many uses, but it can be confusing to figure out which type of mulch is best for your planting needs. In this article, gardening expert Logan Hailey shares her thoughts on gardening with cedar mulch, and if you should be using an alternative instead.

Pink and Red Flowers in Frost Covered Garden

Gardening Tips

11 Tips For Protecting Your Plants This Winter

Looking to make sure your plants aren't frozen solid this winter? There are a few steps you can take to ensure your plants won't die when the winter frosts hit. In this article, organic gardening expert Logan Hailey walks through her top tips for keeping your plants protected this winter!

november gardening tasks

Gardening Tips

11 Gardening Tasks You Should Do in November

Fall gardening brings with it plenty of work in order to prepare for spring. There are many garden tasks you can do specifically in the month of November, no matter your climate. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago shares the gardening activities she plans on tackling in her own garden this November.