Timely Tips Gardening Resolutions

Timely Tips Gardening Resolutions

New year’s resolutions often center on making better health choices – exercising more, eating fewer sweets, getting more sleep. But what about your garden’s health? Or your growth as a gardener? January is the perfect time to reflect on growing seasons past, and how...

Timely Tips February

Timely Tips February

Winter, winter, go away; in the garden we want to play! Garden season still feels far away… unless you’re in the far southern regions. If you’re lucky enough to live in hardiness zone eight or higher, it may be time for you to plant your greens, early root vegetables,...

Timely Tips August

Timely Tips August

The dog days of summer have arrived, and water remains a key concern for gardeners everywhere. It’s also a time to balance keeping the gardens going while starting fall preparations. If you’ve let your lawn go dormant in the heat of summer, now is the time to start...

Timely Tips April

Timely Tips April

There’s planting and budding and leafing and blooming happening all over the place, now. Garden centers are extending their hours, we’re digging our tools out of storage, and our fingernails (or at least our gloves) are finally getting delightfully dirty again. Grass...

The Giving Gardener

The Giving Gardener

Gardeners are among the most generous people out there – we all know it to be true. We just love sharing what we grow and what we know. There are so many ways for gardeners to give, as many as there are gardeners, really. I was fortunate to grow up with a huge...

The Annual Planting of the Annuals

The Annual Planting of the Annuals

I’ll admit it, flowers are an afterthought around our house. Not quite as much of an afterthought as our hardly-ever-get-pruned shrubs, but an afterthought, nonetheless. I guess it’s because the vegetables we grow feed us year round. So they get first dibs on the...

Testing… Testing… Time to Plan for Soil Testing!

Testing… Testing… Time to Plan for Soil Testing!

You may have noticed in the usage instructions for our Single Ingredient fertilizers we always include the line "may be adjusted based on your soil test or other factors." We're not trying to be wishy-washy – we're just encouraging you to get to know your soil a...

Soil Superstars Earthworms

Soil Superstars Earthworms

At Garden Maker, we like to say “If your garden is thriving, hug an earthworm!” These superstars build, enrich and move soil like no other organism. In fact, a visible and diverse population of earthworms is one of the best signs of healthy soil life; it means they...

Soil Superstars Birds & Bigger Critters

Soil Superstars Birds & Bigger Critters

We gardeners usually try to keep critters bigger than an earthworm out of the garden. Birds like to peck seeds right out of our rows and berries off our bushes, while mammals make a meal out of tender plants and vegetables we’d prefer to harvest for ourselves. Snakes...

Soil Science Too Much of a Good Nutrient Can Be Bad

Soil Science Too Much of a Good Nutrient Can Be Bad

If essential nutrients are really essential for healthy plant growth and development, more is better, right? Not so fast. We’ve all heard warnings about high-nutrient fertilizers having the potential to “burn” young plants. This is particularly true for chemical...

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Timely Tips Gardening Resolutions

New year’s resolutions often center on making better health choices – exercising more, eating fewer sweets, getting more sleep. But what about your garden’s health? Or your growth as a gardener? January is the perfect time to reflect on growing seasons past, and how...

Timely Tips February

Winter, winter, go away; in the garden we want to play! Garden season still feels far away… unless you’re in the far southern regions. If you’re lucky enough to live in hardiness zone eight or higher, it may be time for you to plant your greens, early root vegetables,...

Timely Tips August

The dog days of summer have arrived, and water remains a key concern for gardeners everywhere. It’s also a time to balance keeping the gardens going while starting fall preparations. If you’ve let your lawn go dormant in the heat of summer, now is the time to start...

Timely Tips April

There’s planting and budding and leafing and blooming happening all over the place, now. Garden centers are extending their hours, we’re digging our tools out of storage, and our fingernails (or at least our gloves) are finally getting delightfully dirty again. Grass...

The Giving Gardener

Gardeners are among the most generous people out there – we all know it to be true. We just love sharing what we grow and what we know. There are so many ways for gardeners to give, as many as there are gardeners, really. I was fortunate to grow up with a huge...

The Annual Planting of the Annuals

I’ll admit it, flowers are an afterthought around our house. Not quite as much of an afterthought as our hardly-ever-get-pruned shrubs, but an afterthought, nonetheless. I guess it’s because the vegetables we grow feed us year round. So they get first dibs on the...

Testing… Testing… Time to Plan for Soil Testing!

You may have noticed in the usage instructions for our Single Ingredient fertilizers we always include the line "may be adjusted based on your soil test or other factors." We're not trying to be wishy-washy – we're just encouraging you to get to know your soil a...

Soil Superstars Earthworms

At Garden Maker, we like to say “If your garden is thriving, hug an earthworm!” These superstars build, enrich and move soil like no other organism. In fact, a visible and diverse population of earthworms is one of the best signs of healthy soil life; it means they...

Soil Superstars Birds & Bigger Critters

We gardeners usually try to keep critters bigger than an earthworm out of the garden. Birds like to peck seeds right out of our rows and berries off our bushes, while mammals make a meal out of tender plants and vegetables we’d prefer to harvest for ourselves. Snakes...

Soil Science Too Much of a Good Nutrient Can Be Bad

If essential nutrients are really essential for healthy plant growth and development, more is better, right? Not so fast. We’ve all heard warnings about high-nutrient fertilizers having the potential to “burn” young plants. This is particularly true for chemical...