Gardening Information

Looking for important plant information for your garden or indoor plants? Maybe you need information on seed starting, soil blocking, or some tips for certain garden tasks? Or perhaps you just need some suggestions around what "not to do" when adding new plants to your garden. In this section, you'll find plenty of tips, and general gardening information.

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How Much and How Often Should You Water Your Seedlings?

Whether indoor sowing or direct sowing outdoors this season, water is a critical part of a plant's growth cycle. But too much water can be a bad thing for seedlings. In this article, gardening expert Logan Hailey shares how much and how often you should be watering the seedlings in your garden this season.

Gardener using a spoon to put coffee grounds into the base of a plant.


Should You Use Spent Coffee Grounds as Fertilizer?

Are you thinking of using spent coffee grounds in your garden as fertilizer? Is this even a good idea, or should you skip it altogether? In this article, gardening expert Madison Moulton looks at this common gardening practice to help you decide if it's right for you, or if you should skip it and stick to traditional fertilizers or soil amendments.

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How Deep Should You Sow Seeds Indoors?

Are you planting seeds indoors this season, but aren't sure how deep you should be planting your seeds? The answer will depend on a few different variables. In this article, former organic farmer and gardening expert Logan Hailey shares the proper seed depth when starting your seeds indoors this season.

Gardener is direct seeding seeds into the ground on the left, and sowing indoors into trays on the right.


Direct Seeding vs. Indoor Sowing: Which is Better?

Are you trying to decide between indoor sowing and direct seeding this season? There are many benefits to both, depending on the type of garden you are growing. In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey looks at the pros and cons of both sowing methods.

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9 Tips for Better Seed Germination Rates This Season

Whether you are indoor sowing, winter sowing, or direct sowing, high germination rates are something that every gardener hopes for. In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey shares her top tips for better germination rates from your seeds this season!

Flower garden in full bloom during season


15 Tips For Creating a Garden That Blooms All Season long

Are you looking to create a garden that effortlessly blooms throughout the season? There are several things you can do to ensure your garden has plenty of flowers, no matter your hardiness zone. In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner shares her top tips for creating a garden that flowers throughout the entire growing season.


15 Different Types of Garden Mulches & Where to Use Them

Are you looking for the perfect mulch to use in your garden this season? There are many different types of mulch you can use depending on your gardening goals. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen shares some of her favorite types of mulches and where each type can be put to best use.

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Should You Start Watering Your Plants More Often in Late Winter?

Most gardeners are ready to start planting when early spring comes around. But what about your existing plants? Should you water them while there's still a bitter chill in the air, even though spring is just around the corner? In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago examines how much water your plants need in early spring, even when there's still a danger that another snapback frost could be around the corner.

Garden with plants that have covers over them to protect them from the winter weather


15 Gardening Mistakes to Avoid This Spring

Spring is around the corner and you are ready to start planting. But spring gardens don't always turn out the way many gardeners expect. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago shares 15 common spring gardening mistakes that many gardeners make, and how to avoid them.

Spring Garden With Seeds Being Winter Sown in Red Cups


11 Gardening Tasks to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

Spring is around the corner, and your vision for a beautiful spring garden is at your fingertips. But what can you do to help ensure your spring garden is a success? In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros shares her top tips to prepare your garden for successful spring plantings.

Soil blocking seeds to germinate in the spring garden season


How to Start Seeds with Soil Blocking This Season

Are you thinking of using soil blocking to start seeds this season? This method has become much more mainstream over the last several years. In this article, gardening expert and cut flower farmer Taylor Sievers shares everything you need to know about soil blocking, including a detailed guide you can follow, step-by-step.

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11 Seed Starting Mistakes to Avoid This Season

Are you seeding your plants indoors under grow lights, or directly into the ground this season? If so, there are many mistakes you can make if you aren't careful. In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey shares some of the top mistakes gardeners make when planting their seeds in the spring.

Milk Jugs Outdoors For Winter Sowing


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!

Orchid that has not been cared for properly sitting on windowsill


15 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Orchids

If you recently became the proud owner of a new orchid, you have likely already educated yourself on the basics of their care. But what about what "not" to do? In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss examines the most common mistakes that orchid owners make during their care routines.

Different herbs and vegetables growing in a container garden outdoors.


17 Vegetable Container Gardening Mistakes to Avoid

Are you creating a container garden for your vegetables this season? Don't fall victim to some of the most common mistakes you can make when vegetable gardening in containers. In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Sarah Hyde walks through the most common mistakes container gardeners make with their vegetables.

Rose bush with pink flowers dying and wilting


7 Tips For Reviving a Dying Rosebush

Do you have a rosebush that looks in dire need of urgent care? Garden roses can falter for many reasons, but happily, there are methods you can try to revive them!  In this article, gardening expert Danielle Sherwood explains seven steps to nurture your roses back to health if they’ve started to decline.

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


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.