I’ve been using organic vegetable gardening techniques since I started gardening. When you have four kids on a farm, an almost unlimited amount of composted manure and not enough money to go around, then you learn how to garden properly (almost by necessity) 🙂
Those hard-earned lessons were supplemented by all the great advice I received from friends and neighbors as well as finding and reading a few of the classic vegetable gardening books I was able to afford. I note used bookstores were – and still are – my favorite store.
I’ve also spent most of my professional life in the nursery and as a garden writer helping others to be better organic gardeners and I hope you find the articles here useful as you journey with me on this amazing road we call a vegetable garden.
I should mention my better half is a recognized authority on heirloom vegetables and when we got together she brought almost 600 varieties of heirloom seed with her. Our gardens are a cornucopia of seed from around the world.
Our vegetable garden in early June
Vegetable Growing Articles
The basics of how to grow tomatoes plus a few myths busted.
And speaking of garden myths and real solutions, here’s my take on traditional companion planting.