Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own
Spring is in full swing here in the Southern United States! Every big-box store is rolling out lovely new transplants in biodegradable pots. The glossy seed packet displays they've got up will make anyone eager to plant tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelons and...
Invasive plants are non-native plants which thrive and spread aggressively, displacing other natural plants. They are usually introduced by people either accidentally or on purpose, into a region far from their native habitat making these plants non-native. Non-native plant...
We've all seen the cute pics on Pinterest of seedlings in eggshells--but aside from cuteness, what's the point? Eggshells as seed starters are actually really beneficial for your plants! Here's why: They're basically free, and a great way to reuse what...
For most living in the United States, washed, refrigerated eggs are the norm and are actually considered safer by most people. What if I told you that's not how most of the world does it? What if I told...
Halyomorpha halys, also known as brown marmorated stink bugs, have become a great headache for homeowners. These pests are half an inch long with an adult stink bug growing to be 1.7cm long, and have a shape that resembles...
Every Gardener knows the struggle of weeds invading their herbs, fruits, and veggies in their gardens. If you are using sprays to kill weeds, it's important to know the damage herbicides actually cause. While most modern herbicides are designed...
Something I miss very much on my mountain here in Acapulco is the presence of a winter. Many consider coming from a cold temperate climate to be rough, but in all honesty after living in the subtropics for a...
The 13th annual World Naked Gardening Day is coming up soon! Yes, #nakedgardeningday is a thing. You may now be wondering, why would anybody want to garden naked? Outside of skinny-dipping, gardening ranks as the top activity that people are willing to...
The Three Sisters I first heard the term permaculture about five years ago from my friend John, after I mentioned to him that I was interested in learning to grow plants. At the time I was a botany major, but...
We all want to help out the bees and when the help comes with your cereal you were already going to buy, it seems like an easy win-win situation. But as Cheerios hands out free seeds while encouraging you...