Oct 7, 2022
Embrace The Succulents
You're probably expecting us to make a lame play on words here: "Succulents are perfect for the sucky gardener", or something like that. While succulents can take lots of abuse, we're not going to insult you, even if you can't even keep a garden gnome from going belly up..
Sep 14, 2022
Last Call: Time to Plant Some Fall Garden Crops
Hoo boy. It's already that time of the year. School's started, the kayaks and pool noodles are put away, and ...
Apr 9, 2020
Can Herbs Help You Lose Weight?
You know that there's no single, straight-up bottle of unicorn dust that's going to help you shake off that booty before your next class reunion or Tinder hookup. But based on current empirical research, each of these herbs has shown promise — if not proof — of helping the body shed excess weight.
Mar 26, 2020
Plants for the Diabetic's Garden
Not all fruits and vegetables are healthy for everyone. Some contain more carbohydrates and sugars than a person can metabolize. High blood sugar levels, such as those experienced by people with diabetes, lead to serious long-term conditions. Let's dig in.
Mar 19, 2020
How Do Herbs and Medicinal Plants Lower Blood Pressure?
We know that regular exercise and diets low in saturated fats reduce arterial plaques and improve overall cardiovascular health. We're more likely to reach for low-fat dishes if they're elegantly seasoned and prepared. But can herbs and other plant-based foods directly prevent hypertension?
Mar 12, 2020
Passionate About A Good Night's Sleep? Passiflora Can Help!
If we were to ask you how you think passion flower "helps out" in the bedroom, your first guess doesn't count. Some species in the Passiflora genus offer a restful sleep every night. Stay awake long enough to learn about history, care, and the species most frequently used for medicinal purposes: Passiflora incarnata.
Mar 5, 2020
Trending Medicinal Plants: Turmeric and Ginger
We love to cover all types of popular plant-based medicines on our popular gardening blog, even if they're not typically grown from seed. Dive into these oh-so-trendy plants and you'll come off as cleverly resourceful once you learn more about their role in herbal medicine. Plus, we share our favorite DIY recipes!
Feb 27, 2020
Growing Bulbs for a Well-Rounded Garden
We're seed retailers. So what's the deal with us writing an article on growing bulbs? Well, we've covered everything from lawn flamingos and bathtub Marys to attracting birds and bats, so why not? Every balanced garden includes plants grown from seeds, bulbs, cuttings, and saplings so we're not threatened by tulips and daffodils, folks. There's enough love to go around.
Feb 20, 2020
Repelling (and Exorcising) Rabbits and Squirrels from Your Garden
Bunny rabbits and squirrels are adorable, up until the point when they bring Armageddon upon your garden. Here's what you can do to discourage squirrels, rabbits, and other fuzzy entities from your backyard. You don't even need to call a priest.
Feb 6, 2020
How to Make Gardening Easier on Your Back, Body, and Mind
The only reason you should feel uncomfortable after a day in the garden is if you didn't put on your eatin' pants while enjoying the benefits of delicious dinners cooked with home-grown herbs and vegetables. Follow these tips to make gardening more efficient and enjoyable...and easier on your back, body, and sanity.
Jan 30, 2020
Quick Facts about Hybrid, Heirloom, and GMO Plants
We encounter these questions from beginners and experienced gardeners alike, so we decided to tackle the topic here on our gardening blog. We'll start with this: The main differences between the three are the method by which they're "bred," and how their genes are carried through generations. Now, on to the specifics.
Jan 2, 2020
Garden-Grown Snacks for Dogs and Cats
If you're like most home veggie gardeners, you started growing your own food to take control of what you eat. Do you have pets? Maybe your nutrition standards extend to your (oh no, we're going to say it) "fur kids," and you're wondering if your dogs and cats can benefit from fresh garden produce. Here's the scoop.