Top 3 Reasons You Should Grow Cover Crops for Raised Beds

Top 3 Reasons You Should Grow Cover Crops for Raised Beds

Perhaps you have heard of cover crops before, but only thought they were important for farmers or large scale gardens. Well, I’m here to tell you that cover crops for raised beds are an incredible addition to your gardening practice! Not only do they improve your soil health, but they also suppress weeds, add in beneficial nutrients, decrease soil compaction, and attract beneficial insects!

Ultimate Guide to Planting Garlic in the Fall

Ultimate Guide to Planting Garlic in the Fall

If there is one thing you should be thinking about right now – it is planting garlic in the fall. Garlic is one of the easiest crops to grow in the garden, but it takes some careful planning to do it right due to the fact that it takes 8-9 months before harvest. This guide will walk you through all of the things you should be considering right now – from choosing what type of garlic you want to plant, when to plant it, and how! Let’s dive into all things related to planting garlic in the fall!

5 Best Plants for Bees and Butterflies in the Garden

5 Best Plants for Bees and Butterflies in the Garden

I’ve said this before, and I will say it forevermore – my garden is not just for me. I spend countless hours designing, planning, planting and tending to it. And I certainly get an immense amount of sustenance – to my mind, body and soul. But I don’t do it just for me. My garden is home to many creatures, big and small. And I keep them in mind with every decision I make. One of my favorite things to do is to incorporate plants for bees and butterflies in the garden. And I am sharing them with you in hopes that you incorporate them into your garden too!

4 Ways to Avoid Garden Burnout

4 Ways to Avoid Garden Burnout

Whether or not you have heard the term “garden burnout” – I bet you know exactly what I am talking about. It always sneaks up on me towards the end of spring/beginning of summer. After 3 to 4 months of garden planning, seed starting, soil amending, planting, planting, planting – I finally hit a wall of exhaustion. It’s a delicate balance between completing all of our garden tasks and not depleting our energy.