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How My Garden Became My Happy Place and Health Booster

How My Garden Became My Happy Place and Health Booster

I'm so grateful to have found gardening at the busiest time of my life. As a new father and as a busy working chef, life couldn't have gotten any more hectic. Gardening taught me to slow down, con...

5 Tips For Preparing Your Garden Beds: A Deep Dive into the Joy of Soil

5 Tips For Preparing Your Garden Beds: A Deep Dive into the Joy of Soil

Ah, there's nothing like the joy of digging into the dirt in your garden! With the growing season just around the corner, prepping your beds and containers is like getting ...

Our 5 Favorite Cold Crops

Our 5 Favorite Cold Crops

Say goodbye to concerns about short days and frosty nights because we are sharing our top 5 favorite cold crop with you. We love planting certain veggies in the winter because they not only endure...

6 Part Comprehensive Square Foot Gardening Guide

6 Part Comprehensive Square Foot Gardening Guide

Introduction: In an era where sustainable living and self-sufficiency are gaining momentum, square foot gardening has emerged as a popular method for growing vegetables, herbs, and flo...

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Thanksgiving Delights: Exploring Beyond the Common Pumpkin Pie

Happy Thanksgiving... almost! In the spirit of the upcoming feast, let's take a moment to talk about one of the stars of the season: pumpkins. While pumpkin pie has earned its place as a Thanksgivi...

Unwrapping the Best Gardening Gifts of the Season

Unwrapping the Best Gardening Gifts of the Season

Gardening isn't just a pastime; it's a dance with nature, a fulfilling journey that nourishes the soul. The joy of witnessing a seed sprout or a flower bloom is incomparable. In this comprehensi...

2 hands removing dirt around an Oya™ Watering Pot from GrowOya

Preparing Your Oya for Winter: Essential Tips for Removal and Cleaning

As the vibrant colors of fall start to fade and the air turns crisp, it's time for garden enthusiasts to prepare for the upcoming winter months. For those who have embraced the efficient and eco-fr...

Oya watering pot from GrowOya.com

Reviving Hydrophobic Garden Beds: Tips and Tricks

In the world of gardening, hydrophobic soil can be a real headache for even the most seasoned gardeners. It's annoying when you realize your garden beds are so dry that they refuse to soak up wate...

How to Get the Most Out of Surface Watering

How to Get the Most Out of Surface Watering

Today, we're diving into the art of surface watering, an essential skill to ensure your plants receive the nourishment they need to flourish. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting you...

Map of the USA gardening zones with temperatures for each zone

Discover Your Planting Zone

A Guide to Finding and Using Your USDA Planting Zone:  When it comes to successful gardening and landscaping, understanding your planting zone is essential. Planting zones, also known as hardiness...

Red Wiggler worms in a persons hand.

The Gardens Best Kept Secret: Composting Worms

The Dynamic Duo of Composting:  Red Wigglers and Indian Blues  Composting is like nature's recycling program – it turns kitchen scraps and yard waste into nutrient-rich gold for your garden. In t...

Go Green: How Organic Fertilizers Can Benefit Your Vegetable Patch

Go Green: How Organic Fertilizers Can Benefit Your Vegetable Patch

Are you looking to take your vegetable garden - and environmental consciousness - to the next level? Then it's time to go green with organic fertilizers.  By swapping out traditional chemical-based...

How to use Oya Watering Pots (Also Known as Ollas) in the garden

How to use Oya Watering Pots (Also Known as Ollas) in the garden

Follow these step-by-step instructions: Select the appropriate size: Determine the size of the Oya™ Watering Pot that best suits your gardening needs. Oya watering pots come in various sizes, so ch...

Mastering the Hungry Bin: A Guide to Easy, Efficient Vermicomposting

Mastering the Hungry Bin: A Guide to Easy, Efficient Vermicomposting

Composting is a powerful way to reduce waste, minimize your ecological footprint, and create nutrient-rich soil for your garden. Among the various composting methods available, The Hungry Bin stand...

Why I put Straw Mulch in my garden?

Why I put Straw Mulch in my garden?

Straw mulch is a popular choice for gardeners looking to improve their soil quality and protect their plants from the elements. Here are some of the many benefits of using straw mulch in your gard...

Growing Food and Feeding People

Growing Food and Feeding People

When I started GrowOya, the vision was clear. Make food more accessible. While working as a chef, I saw firsthand the power of food and what feeding people meant. It's the shared belief that everyo...

What Is World Water Day?

What Is World Water Day?

World Water Day is observed each year on March 22 to promote the responsible use of water and access to safe water for everyone. Here are our top 5 ways to conserve water in our gardens this year.

Growing A Tomato: Step By Step Guide

Growing A Tomato: Step By Step Guide

A homegrown tomato is one of those plants that every gardener should grow at least once. They are easy to grow, have a good flavor, and take little work to maintain. The principles of growing tomat...

How to Take Leaves Off a Tomato

How to Take Leaves Off a Tomato

Do you want your tomato plant to provide its best results? Then it's crucial to know how many leaves should be cut off the plant. While too many cuts might restrict development and deplete the plan...

How To Train Your Squash Using Trellis

How To Train Your Squash Using Trellis

Learning how to train your plant on a trellis is crucial if you want to start growing squash and save ground space. Supporting the squash's weight as they ripen helps them from being harmed and dec...

How long does straight-neck squash take to grow?

How long does straight-neck squash take to grow?

Take advantage of the health benefits of this incredibly nutritious vegetable by growing your own straight-neck squash garden. In addition to being rich in vitamins and minerals, this highly-prized...

Supplies You Need For Gardening: A Guide

Supplies You Need For Gardening: A Guide

Gardening is a fun and rewarding hobby, but it's important to have the right supplies before you get started. This blog post will provide a list of essential gardening supplies that every plant lov...

Creating a Plant Watering Schedule

Creating a Plant Watering Schedule

Do you feel like you're always rushing to water your plants? Well, there is a way to ensure they get the water they need without worrying about it. By creating a plant watering schedule, you can ma...

Ways To Conserve Water At Home

Ways To Conserve Water At Home

Are you one of those people who love plants, but don't know how to conserve water when it comes to taking care of them? You're not alone! A lot of people have trouble balancing the need to save wat...