All About Allotments: Take Part in a Community Garden

All About Allotments: Take Part in a Community Garden

An allotment (British term), or in North America, a community garden, is a plot of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening or growing edible plants. Community gardens became popular in the United States during World War I and II, and were then...

Benefits of Growing Your Own Food

Benefits of Growing Your Own Food

Besides making you feel great and being a great quarantine hobby (especially as we’re all forced back inside during the winter months), growing your own food in or outdoors has tons of nutritional and environmental benefits. Don’t feel like you have to go full-on...

Hydroponics for Beginners

Hydroponics for Beginners

The world of hydroponics is fascinating and overwhelming at the same time. It traces from the ancient Aztec’s raft gardens to NASA’s life-supporting systems. It can cost $20 (like our bottle garden) or $2000… So what does it mean for your indoor garden? In this blog,...

Indoor Planters for Lettuce & Leafy Greens

Indoor Planters for Lettuce & Leafy Greens

Lettuce is best when harvested minutes before eating.  It’s crisper, more flavorful, and is more nutritious than lettuce you buy, which is normally a week + old. These will also be the fastest-growing plants in your indoor edible garden - as long as you give them...

Indoor Light for Lettuce & Leafy Greens

Indoor Light for Lettuce & Leafy Greens

Leafy greens tend to be short-lived crops in nature but when grown in a controlled environment, like your home, they can be harvestable for a long time. The game is to not let them think it's summer (when it gets too hot or the days get too long, they end their life...

Grow Lettuce & Leafy Greens Indoors

Grow Lettuce & Leafy Greens Indoors

If there's any plant that will convince you that there’s no substitute for fresh-picked, it's this. Even farmers market’s greens start to wilt and lose their crisp, sweet freshness in hours.  From a gardening standpoint, leafy greens are the most rewarding plants to...

How to Prune Herbs for Continual Harvests

How to Prune Herbs for Continual Harvests

Conventional farms typically grow a plant to maturity than harvest the thing whole - this is done for machine & packaging efficiencies, and really isn't the best way to harvest your plants.  Indoor gardening is quite different. We provide ideal conditions to keep...

Indoor Planters for Herbs that Like Moist Soil

Indoor Planters for Herbs that Like Moist Soil

Store-bought tender herbs rarely make it to the plate - we’ll use a couple of leaves from the little plastic clamshell and return the package to wilt in our fridge before throwing it out the following week. Either this, or we won’t want to run out to pick up basil...

Indoor Planters for Herbs that Like Dry Soil

Indoor Planters for Herbs that Like Dry Soil

Plants and dry soil usually go together like peanut butter and french fries, but some select plants prefer quick draining, gritty, nutrient-poor soil. It’s what they’ve evolved for! In fact, many of our favorite herbs are native to the Mediterranean basin - where the...

Indoor Light for Herbs

Indoor Light for Herbs

Herbs are flavorful, fast, and easy to grow - making them a staple in the indoor kitchen garden. Outdoors, herbs need a fair amount of sunlight, so most of the time we try them inside they don’t just get enough light to thrive. In this blog, we’ll review the light...

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