Our organic vegetable garden.
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.
Organic Tomato Tips
- Professional Secrets for Growing Tomatoes (redirect to DGG) What follows is a mini-course on growing tomatoes; follow these directions for reducing the problems in your garden. And yes, the tomato is a member of the solanacea family – the nightshade family and yes; it was grown as an ornamental for many years before some brave – and unknown – soul ate it for the…
Notes On Organic Vegetable Gardening
- Your July Vegetable Garden Is Supposed To Be Ugly Do you know the difference between a good vegetable garden and a good flower garden? Both of them start out looking good; nice and neat with even rows and plant spacing with never a weed in sight. Both of them demand lots of care and attention if they are to grow properly but the main …
- Do You Think Companion Planting Really Works In The Vegetable Garden? If you’re looking for companion planting information, you’ve landed on the right page. The information below has been gleaned from many antique books in my collection and from old copies of way too many magazines to even begin to list. I do not vouch for any or all of these bits of garden pest protection lore …
Vegetable Gardening Tips:
- How To Get Five Cabbage Heads from one plant plus other harvest tips. The vegetable garden is giving us more and more of a harvest and I thought I’d pass along a few tips that will help you increase the yield of your basic crops.