15 Tips for Trough Planters

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We recently concluded an exciting stint at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show to promote the educational mission of the Peterson Garden Project. The exhibit was a walk through the garden year as presented in our new book Fearless Food Gardening in Chicagoland – A Month-by-month Growing Guide for Beginners. We had over 20,000 people spend time in our exhibit asking questions, learning and getting excited for the 2014 growing season! Continue reading

Why Is A Healthy Garden Soil Important?

Why Is A Healthy Garden Soil Important

Did you have trouble growing veggies last year?  Every once in a while, I’ll have a bad gardening year.  Sometimes it’s beyond my control {i.e. squirrels or other critters getting into my plants} and sometimes, I’ll look back and be like, “Whoops, I can totally see how I screwed this year up.”  Gardening is definitely a learning process.

Maintaining a healthy garden isn’t really that tricky when you get right down to it, but it does involve the slightest bit of tenacity–which, on days when you would rather drink tea on the patio and only think about getting dressed eventually, can be too much to ask.  Ha! Continue reading