Tips for Growing and Supporting Tomato Plants 

A staple veggie in any organic garden is the tomato, but which variety should you choose? There are so many delicious and colorful varieties to choose from that you could easily spend an entire season choosing what type to plant! We don’t want  you to waste your valuable gardening time, so we have compiled a […]

Tips For Growing Citrus Trees In Pots

Citrus offers year-round greenery, fragrant blossoms, and delicious fruit …. what’s not to like? And even if you have a small area to work with or you are dealing with poor soil conditions, you can still grow citrus successfully in containers! 1. Learn the temperature and light requirements for your citrus plant. Citrus trees require […]

Growing Lettuce

Lettuce tastes great, is delicious, fresh, has a good texture, and is healthy. Lettuce thrives in the cool season, and is best enjoyed in the spring and autumn. Even a light frost can be tolerated by tender lettuce seedlings. Growing lettuce is simple and one of the most rewarding crops you can grow all year. […]

Edible Ground Cover Plants

Groundcovers are a favorite landscaping feature among gardeners for lots of reasons: they help reduce labor in the garden, control erosion, replace grass under a shady tree, and make bare ground space look beautiful. You unfortunately can’t eat mondo grass, ivy or Asian jasmine, but did you know that there are groundcovers that you CAN […]

When to Pick Tomatoes

Nothing beats the flavor of a homegrown tomato picked fresh from the vine. Harvesting is when all your hard work comes to an end, and you are rewarded with a bounty of delicious fresh-picked goodies. When and How to Harvest Tomatoes Brijette, a San Diego Seed Company employee in zone 10b, gives her top tips […]

The World of Colorful Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes are an excellent addition to many meals. You can sprinkle them on salads, roast them for intense flavor, or eat them like candy. Many varieties of cherry tomatoes can range in shape, size, and color. Some varieties can be as small as a grape, while others can be as large as golf balls. […]

Tomato Companion Plants

Two ripe yellow and orange tomatoes on the vine

Companion planting can be a great way to increase the fruitfulness and health of your tomato plants. Companion planting is a mutually beneficial way to increase the health and fruitfulness of your tomato plants, promote biodiversity, and improve soil health. Best Tomato Companion Plants Your garden’s productivity can be significantly improved by learning how individual […]

Planting & Growing Vegetables In Raised Beds

Raised garden beds are a great way to increase crop productivity and maximize space! Plus, they reduce the time required to bend and weed, allowing gardeners more time to manage soil quality, ward off pests, and provide a warm, fertile environment that encourages root system growth.   The benefits of growing vegetables in raised garden […]

Why Organic Gardening?

Organic gardening is a way to grow plants in the natural way that nature intended. It does not use potentially harmful chemicals, which is good news for you, your family and pets, and the environment. There are many other reasons to grow organic, some of which may be surprising. Let’s look at some of the […]

How to Grow Artichokes

Growing artichokes in your garden can make it a masterpiece. These delicious culinary delights often produce fifteen to twenty artichokes per plant each year. Artichokes, members of the thistle family, are perennial plants that grow in warmer climates; however, in areas with cooler climates, they are grown as annuals. They can produce stunning blooms for […]