Greenhouse 101 (updated): Your Guide to Gardening with Greenhouses

Welcome to Greenhouse 101 Class is in session! Welcome to Greenhouse 101, your introductory course into greenhouse gardening. We’ll start with a quick history lesson, and explain the principles and mechanics of a greenhouse. Next, we’ll look at the different types of greenhouses and answer some common questions. Finally, we’ll help you find the right …

Happy Red Chicken due to Chicken Friendly Garden Design

How to Design a Chicken Garden: Sample Free-Range Garden Plans

I think that we can all agree that free-range chickens are happier chickens. The ability to roam the yard and peck to their hearts content is way more mentally stimulating for a chicken, rather than being cooped up all day in a confined area.  However, there is a hard-won balance that every passionate gardener tries …

Winterize Your Chicken Coop for Happy, Healthy Chickens

The best time to winterize your chicken coop is in the late summer or fall, so let’s get to it! Chickens are actually pretty cold tolerant- they tolerate cold much better than heat. Temperatures as low as -10F probably won’t bother your chickens very much. They’re covered in feathers and down, so their little bodies …

Fresh Summer Recipes: From Garden to Table and Beyond

Fresh Eats for Your Summer Harvest You’ve spent all summer carefully watering your garden, chasing away deer and rabbits, pruning and weeding in the hopes of a big harvest. And now it’s here! All at once! Now just how the heck is anyone supposed to eat an entire garden’s worth of vegetables in two weeks?! …

The Essential Gardening Checklist for Beginning Growers

Everything You Need to Begin Your Gardening Adventure Are you a first time homeowner, spending your first spring in a new house, or just finding an interest in gardening for the first time? Whether you just want to plant a few flowers or a full-fledged vegetable garden, beginning a garden can seem intimidating. That’s why …

Easter Bunny Blues: How to Care for Your New Pets

Your kids talked you into buying them baby chicks or bunnies for Easter: Now What? Chicks and bunnies are synonymous with the Easter holiday. Those cute little baby animals are worldwide symbols of fertility and new life that appears with Spring. Easter falls on Sunday, April 21st this year. Just in time for farm and …