Organic Disease Control

Organic Disease Control

Western North Carolina is classified as a temperate rainforest ecosystem. Most people are surprised to hear this, but not organic gardeners. With our fair share of diseases affecting every plant you can imagine, organic gardeners often feel like we’re in for total...
Organic Pest Control

Organic Pest Control

Sometimes, it can feel like you spend as much time defending your garden as you do growing your garden. It can be exhausting and, at times, overwhelming, but there are ways to limit and even prevent pest damage that are both effective and organic. Click through the...
Understanding Soil pH

Understanding Soil pH

pH is a measure of the relative acidity or alkalinity. Soil pH is a big deal when gardening, as the relative pH affects the availability of ALL the plant nutrients. Good soil for vegetable and flower gardening has a pH between 6.5-7 (relatively neutral). Here is how...
Container Gardening

Container Gardening

If you’ve ever wanted to grow your own food but felt strapped for space and sunlight, container gardening could be a great option for you. In most aspects, it’s the same as gardening right in the ground, but you’ll need to think creatively, and consider a few extra...
Watering Your Garden

Watering Your Garden

Water is a constant on any gardener’s mind. If you’re ready to take your first stab at organic gardening, be thinking about how you’ll water your plants before that garden is even a twinkle in your eye. Vegetable gardens need about 1 inch of water each week.