The wonderful and wondrous world compost

Composting is great for the environment and even better for your garden.

By Ashley Baxter and Hey Monty! Do you know that your kitchen scraps and the compost bin at the bottom of your yard can help save the world? Want to know how?  Our planet is warming, our population continues to explode at an exponential rate and we’re depleting our soils faster than nature can replenish […]

How to Grow Ginger in Containers

Ginger is a highly favored plant both in the garden and in the kitchen. In fact, it’s one of the most widely cultivated crops in the world, famed for its many uses. Aside from its general use as a spice, ginger can also be candied, dried, and even turned into powder. The magic of ginger […]

Get Rid of Those Pesky Pests Naturally!

Stop pests eating your garden by encouraging natural predators and repellants

Planting a pest resistant garden… Right now, there are gardeners all around the world, tending their vegetables. But for who? Depending on where you are, are you also sharing your crop with possums, rabbits, mice or deer? Then there are the aphids, caterpillars, gnats and flies who also appreciate your lush annuals, perennials, vegetables, and […]

How to Restore Exhausted Soil

Restoring Soil Nutrients

When years of gardening – or plain neglect – exhausts a soil’s nutrients, it loses the vitality required to support life. Here’s how restore depleted soil nutrients without synthetic fertilizers.