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Harvest Isn’t Over Yet!

Looks like Mona had a great harvest this week! With strange temperature fluctuations and off-the-wall weather in various parts of the world, some folks are having their growing season cut short.

Noodle Beans!

Holy smokes! Check out these super long Chinese Red Noodle Beans that Joshua is growing! We love how unique they are! Are you growing any specialty vegetables this year?

Farmers Market Birthday Party!

Love to garden and all things produce? Throw a farmers market party and share the love of fresh produce!

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What on Earth is Moon Gardening?

Moon Gardening — What is that? You may ask. Sure, it sounds like some sort of psychedelic experience, doesn’t it? Or maybe something out of a sci-fi story! Curious? Read on to discover what moon gardening is all about.

Two Tomatillos On A Plant

Why I Grow… Tomatillos

If you were to ask me: “Jaz, what’s your favorite crop to grow in the garden right now?” My answer would be the diligent, delightful and delicious garden goodie: the tomatillo.

Farmers Market Birthday Party!

Love to garden and all things produce? Throw a farmers market party and share the love of fresh produce!

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Harvest Isn’t Over Yet!

Looks like Mona had a great harvest this week! With strange temperature fluctuations and off-the-wall weather in various parts of the world, some folks are having their growing season cut short.

Noodle Beans!

Holy smokes! Check out these super long Chinese Red Noodle Beans that Joshua is growing! We love how unique they are! Are you growing any specialty vegetables this year?

Farmers Market Birthday Party!

Love to garden and all things produce? Throw a farmers market party and share the love of fresh produce!

Tomato Canning 101

Interested in canning your own homemade pasta sauce? Follow my adventure in the kitchen with Ms. Marion to learn how to can.

Weekend Gardener

We think Kelly nailed it with this one! The best thing about long weekends is having more time to spend in the garden!

Sustainable Gardening

Sustainable gardening is a set of practices that minimizes any negative impact of gardening on human health and the environment.

11 Things you should be doing in September

September is a great time to be in the garden. The cooler weather is a warm welcome after a long hot summer. Don’t put your feet up and relax yet though. There’s still work to be done! Here are 11 things you should be doing in the garden in September.

Have a lot of Zucchini? Make Zoodles!

What are zoodles and how do you make them? All you need is a spiralizer and some zucchini and you’re on your way to a tasty dinner.

Handsome Harvest!

Another gorgeous blend of flowers and veggies by raleighcityfarm! We love their message on the importance of urban farms, bringing much needed fresh food and agriculture education to city-dwellers!

Tomato Sandwiches Never Looked So Good!

Check out these richly colored open faced sandwiches from mustloveherbs! They’re making us want to break out the bread and a fresh tomato. Do you make tomato sandwiches with your harvest?

How to Host an Awesome Broccoli Party

A broccoli party? Who would ever think of such a theme? Our daughter, that’s who. This Pinterest mom couldn’t say no. Read all about our super awesome broccoli inspired birthday party so you can host one as well.

Beets! A Guide on How-To: Plant, Maintain & Harvest

Whether it be summer, spring or fall (or even winter if planted in a coldframe!) beets are tolerant of both hot and cool weather. Plant them early in the spring season or late into the summer for a fall or early winter harvest.

The History of the Tomato

From their Andrean origins to their global success, tomatoes have had an extraordinary journey through time.

How George Washington Inspired My Garden Evolution

Almost 221 years after George Washington’s passing, he’s still making an impact on Americans. I was not inspired to lead a movement, to join the military, or to write a poem or song. No, it was much simpler than that. I was inspired to evolve my garden.

How-To Take Instagram-Worthy Harvest Photos

Whether you’re searching to improve the quality of your garden-based photos or desiring more engagement and likes, here’s a list of gardenstead’s do’s and don’ts catered specifically to improving your harvest photography skills.

Huge Harvest!

Whoa! Check out the size of Liz’s harvest! It looks absolutely fantastic. Have you grown some super-huge veggies this year? Show us below!

For the Love of Bees

With an estimated drop of nearly 40% in North American bee colonies in 2018 alone, the impacts of our environmental footprint cannot be denied. Read on to discover more about these vital creatures, and how we can help them.

All Coming Together

What a fantastic setup from Katie! She’s using a traditional three-sisters planting, raising bees, and composting! We can’t wait to see the bountiful harvest the rest of the season brings her.

How to Grow Cauliflower

You may have heard that cauliflower is not the easiest of veggies to grow, although true, the feeling of harvesting your own delicious head of cauliflower is greatly rewarding.

How to Identify & Choose the Right Pumpkin or Winter Squash

Pumpkin season is upon us. Now is the time to harvest and enjoy pumpkins and winter squash, but can you identify the different varieties? Here’s our fall guide to choosing the right pumpkin or squash for your next autumn inspired meal.

Planning Your Fall Garden

You waited all winter to plant your spring garden and after that last frost (finally!) you were able to plant. You harvested all of your fruits and vegetables with pride and joy this summer. Don’t get comfortable yet though, there’s still time to plant more.

How to Attract Beneficial Birds

There are many birds that are helpful in the garden, and there are those that are not. Here’s how to attract the right ones.

Ladybugs, A Gardener’s Best Friend

While we often focus on the “bad bugs” we forget there are many “good bugs” that reside in our gardens as well, some are actually necessary for the success of our fruits and veggies.

The Vegetable Gardening Book You Need

If you are new to gardening or are looking for a better way to stay organized and on schedule with planting and harvesting, this is a great resource.

Pilar’s Adventures in Vertical Gardening

This month we’re featuring a community member who ventured into vertically growing watermelon! Meet Pilar Cutler and discover her amazing pantyhose hanging watermelon that she lovingly grows in a small town in Virginia, USA.

Repurposing in the Garden

Check out the amazing repurposing of this ladder from Mona!! Not only is it a fantastic trellis, but look how cute it is with the birdhouse on top! How do you repurpose things in your garden?

How to Grow Cucumbers

Cucumbers fresh from the garden, sliced with a little bit of salt, are so much better than what you get from the grocery store. Garden cucumbers are so fresh and delicious and pretty straightforward to grow on your own!

Canine Approved!

What a great harvest from Marie! We love that her dogs get to tag along with her. Do you have any pets that “help” you tend the garden? We’d love to see them below!

What on Earth is Moon Gardening?

Moon Gardening — What is that? You may ask. Sure, it sounds like some sort of psychedelic experience, doesn’t it? Or maybe something out of a sci-fi story! Curious? Read on to discover what moon gardening is all about.

All About Tomatoes

Read on to learn all about tomatoes including fun facts, health benefits, how to grow tomatoes, how to identify and treat diseases and pests.

Harvest Only Challenge

What a gorgeous harvest! Mark is undertaking a fantastic challenge of only eating food he can produce on his own property, for three whole weeks! Have you ever tried a similar challenge? Let us know how it turned out!

Gardening with Children

Gardening with children can be an amazing and fun learning opportunity for the whole family.

Refrigerator Pickles

We are loving the colors in these “refrigerator pickles” by mustloveherbs! What is your favorite go-to pickling recipe?

Emily’s Canned Cucumbers

Our awesome moderator Emily posted her process of canning cucumbers over the weekend! Are you feeling inspired?

Bush Beans – An Easy Going Plant

Bush beans are the dandelion of the vegetable world, not that they’re a weed, but that they will grow anywhere and everywhere.

How to Grow Potatoes

Growing potatoes in the ground is much easier than you might think. If you’re new to growing potatoes, you’ll love how simple it is. Potatoes are an easy crop that need little attention.

Pearl and her Farmacy Farmstand

Pearl is an extremely knowledgeable, delightful and positive member of our Vegetable Garden group on Facebook who gardens in a small town in Northern Illinois, USA.

Diary of a Vegetable Gardener – White Mold

I read a lot about hilling with straw before deciding to use that as well. Never, did I encounter anything about white mold. I instantly googled “white mold in growing potatoes.”

Acceptance and Prevention of Garden Pests

Insects, often referred to as garden pests, are a natural part of the cycle of growing food. Don’t fret, it means your garden is alive but let’s take a closer look into finding some balance.

Summer Squash Grow Guide

Our guide to get your summer squash from seed to table. These fast-growers can produce large amounts of fruits, resulting in summer long harvests.

Donna’s Life Long Gardening Journey

Introducing our new series, “gardenstead spotlight.” Where we highlight people like Donna, whose gardening passion travelled with her from Guyana, South America to Canada.

Hardening-Off Seedlings

When you grow vegetables and flowers from seed inside your home, there is one very important step called “hardening off” that you need to take before planting outside.

Companion Planting Guide

When planted next to each other some plants can help one another thrive in the garden. This is commonly referred to as ‘companion planting.’

Goodbye to Leggy Seedlings

If you’re new to using grow lights you may be surprised by just how close your seedlings need to be them. It’s close! It’s very very close!

What is: “As Soon As The Soil Can Be Worked?”

“As soon as the soil can be worked,” may be a phrase you’ve come across when reading about when to start your garden. This vague phrase may have you scratching your head in confusion.

How to Grow Kale

Due to its resilient nature kale is suitable to grow in hardiness zones 2-10. Which is pretty much all of them! It’s a cool-weather crop which makes it ideal for spring or fall harvests.

How-To: Plant, Harvest & Cure Garlic

I grow homegrown garlic each year because it has ten times more flavor than garlic in the grocery store. Bonus, it’s easy to grow – all you need is patience.

Buying Seedlings – A Guide for Success

If you’ve ever found yourself at your local garden centre gazing upon rows of seedlings, feeling overwhelmed and not knowing what to buy – this short comprehensive guide is for you.

Ten Tips for Planting Tomatoes

One of the most popular homegrown vegetables is the good ol’ tomato. These tips can be applied to planting tomatoes in the ground, in a raised bed or into a large container.

Cindy’s First Veggie Garden

Follow and experiment alongside Cindy, who is embarking on a summer long project of planting her first veggie garden from seed.

Planting Peas

Easy “Pea-sy” Pea Planting

A step-by-step guide to planting peas. Plus, a little experiment on whether to soak or not to soak peas before you plant them.

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Carrots in Containers: Update

Watch the video above to see how our growing carrots in a container project is progressing.

Growing Carrots In Containers

Maybe you’ve tried carrots in the past only to have grown a wee little thing that might somewhat resemble a carrot. I’m here to urge you to try again BUT in a container!

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Five Veggies to Grow from Seed

Growing vegetables from seed shouldn’t be daunting. The following five veggies are easy for beginners to grow from seed – in the ground, a raised bed, or in a container.

Getting Started: Growing From Seed

Seed starting is as personal and diverse as gardeners themselves. But if buying seedlings that are ready to plant is so easy… why commit the time and energy to grow from seed?

Two Tomatillos On A Plant

Why I Grow… Tomatillos

If you were to ask me: “Jaz, what’s your favorite crop to grow in the garden right now?” My answer would be the diligent, delightful and delicious garden goodie: the tomatillo.

full library

Handsome Harvest!

Another gorgeous blend of flowers and veggies by raleighcityfarm! We love their message on the importance of urban farms, bringing much needed fresh food and agriculture education to city-dwellers!

Tomato Sandwiches Never Looked So Good!

Check out these richly colored open faced sandwiches from mustloveherbs! They’re making us want to break out the bread and a fresh tomato. Do you make tomato sandwiches with your harvest?

How to Host an Awesome Broccoli Party

A broccoli party? Who would ever think of such a theme? Our daughter, that’s who. This Pinterest mom couldn’t say no. Read all about our super awesome broccoli inspired birthday party so you can host one as well.

Beets! A Guide on How-To: Plant, Maintain & Harvest

Whether it be summer, spring or fall (or even winter if planted in a coldframe!) beets are tolerant of both hot and cool weather. Plant them early in the spring season or late into the summer for a fall or early winter harvest.

The History of the Tomato

From their Andrean origins to their global success, tomatoes have had an extraordinary journey through time.

How George Washington Inspired My Garden Evolution

Almost 221 years after George Washington’s passing, he’s still making an impact on Americans. I was not inspired to lead a movement, to join the military, or to write a poem or song. No, it was much simpler than that. I was inspired to evolve my garden.

How-To Take Instagram-Worthy Harvest Photos

Whether you’re searching to improve the quality of your garden-based photos or desiring more engagement and likes, here’s a list of gardenstead’s do’s and don’ts catered specifically to improving your harvest photography skills.