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5 Reasons to Start a School Garden

Published on February 28, 2018

From kindergarten to senior year of high school, it would always happen. The first day of relatively warm spring weather, one chatty boy would raise his hand and ask the teacher, “Can we have class outside today?”

Smart Plant Placement: Get the Most out of Your Raised Bed Garden Space

Published on February 12, 2018

If your weather is anything like ours, this time of year is a bit of a tease. Not only is it the month of love, February is the month of finicky weather with temperatures that fluctuate daily.

Raised Garden Beds: The next step for plant parents

Published on January 12, 2018

If you haven’t heard, millennials have made house plants trendy again. There are several theories as to why this is. Could it be because a houseplants require much less time and emotional investment than a pet? Because the young folk (including...

9 New Year’s Resolutions for Gardeners

Published on December 28, 2017

The new year is fast approaching and it’s time to map out your goals for the next 12 months. Whether you quickly jot them down on New Year’s Eve or map out how you plan to keep your resolve all year, resolutions begin as noble causes.

Raised Garden Stories of Inspiration

Published on December 15, 2017

It’s Flashback Friday here on the Soil3 blog. You may have heard that we’re giving away 100 of our Doc’s Raised Garden Kits to families and community gardens in need.

2017 Gardener's Gift Guide: For Beginners and Pros

Published on December 1, 2017

“What do you want for Christmas?” 

“I don’t know. You really don’t need to buy me anything.”

“Well, that’s not going to happen.”

“Just surprise me. I’m sure whatever you pick out will be great.”

How To Build a Dry Stack Stone Wall and Backfill with Soil

Published on October 20, 2017

Have you ever heard of a ha-ha wall? And, no, it’s not a wall full of the best knock-knock jokes in existence.

Fall Planting for Cool-Season Vegetables

Published on August 18, 2017

As the abundance of summer tomatoes dwindles and we begin to lament the end of the summer harvest, there is one thought that keeps the heart of the gardener from growing cold as the temperatures drop: cool-season vegetables.

Natural Pest and Disease Control

Published on July 12, 2017

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) means determining how to best handle pests for the sake of the environment and your plants. Shannon Hathaway speaks about some natural IPM techniques for keeping pests out of your garden and encouraging healthy...

Building an Easy Flat Trellis for Your Raised Bed Garden

Published on June 28, 2017

If you have a raised bed garden, you’re likely aware of its many advantages, including easy access from all sides, the ability to grow plants in areas with otherwise inferior soil, and even water conservation.