We used Raised Bed Corners to create a set of stacked beds in front of our administrative offices in Burlington, VT.
Bull’s Blood beet seeds germinate among crops that will soon be harvested.
As the gardening season goes on, it’s a challenge to keep a front-yard vegetable garden looking good. Early crops are harvested, lettuce bol [...]
Basil harvest, after fertilizing with Worm Power.
Grown from a single seedling, this pie-pumpkin vine has engulfed a trellis and spread through the surrounding beds.
In two of our test garden beds, I’m using All-Purpose Organic Fertilizer with worm castings (Worm Power Fertilizer). The plants have exploded with growth. I’ve never [...]
From a five-star review by “Bill the gardener” of Hemet, CA.
Watermelon and squash growing in the Elevated Cedar Raised Bed
We purchased our raised bed planters last year and this is the second year growing food in them. Thought it was about time I did a review. Yes, we get compliments on how good they look, but the main thing fo [...]
A well-trained hose
As a professional gardener, I use garden hoses a lot, and I’ve seen my share of kinks, leaks and hoses that can’t be recoiled neatly. To me, the job is complete when the garden is weed-free and well-watered — with the hose coiled and ready for next time. If asked, my coworkers might say I’m a bit obsessiv [...]
Volunteers till up the cover crop that was planted last fall.
I love the day in spring when I can take the first plunge into the garden with a spade. The soil yields and I get a hit of that wonderful dirt smell. A new season is spread out in front of me. Like a fresh-tilled field, it’s ripe with promise — and relatively free of weeds. F [...]
This idea comes from a gardener in Arlington, VA, who reviewed our Raised Bed Corners (4 stars):
"To prevent rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks from getting into the bed, I wanted to enclose it with a 2-foot-high fence that would still allow easy access to the plantings. The 2-inch-square holes in the corners (which typically are covered [...]
This innovative planting is from SuzyQ, a reviewer from Huntersville, NC, who used the Balcony Railing Planter in a new way:
“We have a very small deck that we use all summer for entertaining. I’d found an old metal mirror frame that I wanted to hang on the wall, so I could use it for a trellis to add some color to the deck, with [...]
Use Hi Hi-Rise Super Hoops and garden fabric to protect crops from intense sun
A great idea from a five-star review written by a gardener in Eagle Rock, CA:
“In the past I’ve constructed hoops and frames out of PVC pipe. Those worked OK, but were flimsy and looked a little haphazard. I ordered these hoops hoping for a more effici [...]