So, Can You Compost Onions?

onions in the ground ready for harvest

Composting is one of the single best things that you can do for your garden, or any other plants you take care of. It allows you to convert what would otherwise be kitchen, household and yard waste into extremely rich, nutritious soil that all plants will love. Composting is a surprisingly delicate process, one requiring … Read more

19 Uses and Benefits of Garlic

garlic bulbs

If you aren’t growing garlic in your garden yet, there are so many reasons to start. My husband and I eat so much garlic, we could probably ward off a whole community of invading vampires! This miracle herb has been around since the beginning of time, basically, and it offers a whole host of health … Read more

Companion Planting Alliums – The Onion Family

onions in the ground ready for harvest

Companion planting is the conscious act of pairing plants together to form guilds of crops that support each other. By purposefully choosing certain plants to sit next to each other in the soil, you’re able to create more resilient systems in your garden that lead to more fruitful crops, with higher yields and better quality … Read more

Growing, Harvesting and Storing Garlic

garlic shoots emerging in the spring

Garlic, lovingly called “the stinking rose,” brings flavor to dishes from many of the world’s cuisines. Garlic’s proven health benefits were suspected long before chemical analysis and clinical trials were invented. This awesome bulb has had a mythos for centuries. It is no coincidence it was even thought to have supernatural powers such as keeping … Read more

Growing Chives Step by Step

young chive plants growing in the garden

A cheerful pot of chives is a welcome greeting to any home. They require very little space, making them a low-investment addition to any home or market garden. Growing chives is well worth the minimal effort. Chives are easy to grow and packed with nutrition. They don’t need a lot of care, and they come … Read more

Can You Plant Store Bought Garlic?

planted store-bought garlic growing in raised bed

Garlic is a popular plant that can be easily grown from cloves planted in the ground. But what if you don’t have time to wait for your garlic to grow? Can you plant store bought garlic and will it grow? Yes, you can plant store bought garlic. However, the quality of the garlic may not … Read more