Companion Vegetable Planting: What to Plant Where

It’s almost time to start planning this year’s garden: Organic gardeners have been practicing companion vegetable planting for hundreds of years. It is based on the idea that certain plants contain properties More »

The Benefits of Gardening with Native Plants

Often when we think of the perfect garden we picture perfectly groomed and weeded beds of color coordinated flowers surrounded by mulch and strategically placed rocks and borders. Many of us choose our plants More »

Conserve Water This Summer: Plant Drought-Resistant Gardens

A few weeks ago I watched the film Blue Gold: World Water Wars. It was a very eye-opening documentary about the state of the world’s water supply. I highly recommend watching it to More »

The Benefits of Spiders in the Garden

A lot of people tend to react to spiders – especially big ones – with fear. Garden spiders can get quite large, but before you run, scream, or squish, stop and think More »

Home Organic Gardening Tips

Organic gardening is the healthiest way to grow flowers, fruits and vegetables. When you consume your homegrown fruits and vegetables, you ingest whole foods clear of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers. Additionally, More »

 

Using White Vinegar as an All-Round Cleaner

If you are looking for a safe, non-toxic cleaner and overall household helper, look no further than white vinegar. This humble substance can be used in a variety of ways to clean

Tips For Successful Composting

Composting is an easy, eco-friendly way to both fertilize your garden and cut down on the amount of waste that you send to landfills.  It can be done whether you rent a

Companion Vegetable Planting: What to Plant Where

It’s almost time to start planning this year’s garden: Organic gardeners have been practicing companion vegetable planting for hundreds of years. It is based on the idea that certain plants contain properties

Checklist for Ensuring the Best Quality of Air in Your Home

In our chemical-laden world, indoor air pollution is a real problem, especially in the winter when doors and windows are shut. While it’s good to decrease energy costs by sealing leaks and

Feeding Winter Birds

Winter can be hard on wild birds. Food sources get harder and harder for them to find as the snow gets deeper and the temperatures colder. Having birds around during the winter

The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

While tankless water heaters have been used for some time in Japan and parts of Europe, they are still a relatively new concept here in North America. Tankless systems use heating elements to