Here’s my Grow Camp last summer. I decided to add the optional Growcamp extension, which doubles the growing space.
I’ve always wanted to grow more fresh, backyard produce for my family, so last spring, I set up a Grow Camp. The results were great, and we enjoyed plenty of vegetables all summer. This month, we’re getting rea [...]
The weather on harvest day was perfect: sunny and temps in the 70s.
Before digging up the potatoes, we cut back the foliage and allowed the tubers to cure in the ground for a couple weeks.
This spring, we started something called Company Farm. Our goal was to grow food to donate to families in need.
Well, the harvest is in, and we dug 325 pou [...]
Brian Moore likes big plants and he knows how to grow them. In 2007, his record-breaking amaranth topped 23 ft. Want to grow your own giant plants? Learn how Brian does it.
Brian Moore with a row of giant sunflowers; the tallest sunflower is about 16 ft. The seeds came from a grower in the United Kingdom.
One of my three-year-old tw [...]
Recently, I harvested my first potatoes of the season. It’s one of my favorite gardening “chores.” As silly as it may sound, to me it’s like a treasure hunt, running my hands through the dark earth in search of jewels.
Digging for treasure in the potato bed.
Yesterday I harvested my first potatoes of the season. It’s one of [...]
It’s fun to see how folks use our products in ways we didn’t expect. We recently heard from Rowena Gerber, who teaches at the Miami Country Day School in Miami, FL, where the second graders created a “pizza garden” using our Grow Beds and Grow Bags.
The “pizza garden” at the Miami Country Day School. [...]
After harvesting potatoes from my new bin, I started to think that setup — made from a three-bay compost bin — looked a lot like a coldframe. And the soil inside is better than any of the soil in my regular garden. So once the potatoes had been harvested, I seeded the area with a bunch of different cold-weather crops.
Front to ba [...]
Blueberries are pretty easy to grow, but people often get confused about soil acidity (pH). “Oh, you can’t grow blueberries unless you have acid soil.” True, blueberries thrive in soil with a pH of 4.0 to 5.5, but it’s not something you can’t manage with soil amendments.
Early-season blueberries, before they [...]
Beans are one of the easiest crops to grow in a home garden. Plant a bean seed, and it will almost certainly grow and produce a generous crop with little effort on the part of the gardener. And although most gardeners have tried bush beans, fewer have tried pole beans.
A crop of pole beans grows in the Bean Grow Bag.
Beans are one of [...]