So, How Far Apart to Plant Carrots?

carrot plants in raised bed

One of the single most important things you can do in your garden is to get the spacing right when you’re planting your fruits or vegetables. Proper spacing will help ensure that your plants grow big, fast and healthy, and also maximize returns. But, as you can imagine, every single plant has its own spacing … Read more

So, How Deep to Plant Carrots?

carrot plants in raised bed

One of the most engaging and fun parts of gardening is also one of the most potentially frustrating: learning all the various care factors for the different fruits, veggies and other plants you’re trying to grow. Plant species are all unique, and they need different amounts of food and water, different climate conditions, and a … Read more

So, How Much Water Do Carrots Need?

St. Valery carrots in raised bed

There’s a lot that has to go right in your garden for you to enjoy a bountiful harvest, whatever it is you’ve planted. You’ve got to prepare the soil correctly, amend it with the right nutrients, give plants support, drive out pests and a whole lot more. Of course, you’ve also got to give your … Read more

Is Poison Hemlock Deadly?

poison hemlock

When I was a kid, my parents used to take us out on hiking trails almost every weekend. I was also a cub scout for a few years, and so I spent a lot of time in nature reserves on hiking trails. One thing that I learned every quickly was: leave. plants. alone. This is … Read more

Growing Cilantro Step by Step


Cilantro is an herb that can be grown in containers or in the ground. It is an annual flowering plant that is part of the parsley family. It is said that you either love the flavor of cilantro or you hate it. Those that hate it say it tastes soapy, while those that love it … Read more

The Best Companion Plants for Carrots


Super high in vitamin A and various antioxidants, carrots are a great vegetable to have in abundance in your garden and fridge. Like other root vegetables or rhizomes, carrots utilize the underground space, giving your permaculture garden a 3 dimensional pattern that takes advantage of all the room available. But like any crop, carrots like … Read more

How to Grow Parsnips


Native to Europe and Asia, parsnips have been a dinnertime staple in North America since the early 1700s. These tasty root vegetables were used in ancient medicine to relieve toothaches and even achy feet! While parsnips may not be effective for those particular old household remedies, they offer a range of other health benefits and … Read more