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The Power of Regeneration

The Power of Regeneration

Introduction In today's ever-changing world, where conversations about our environment dominate the global stage, the concept of regeneration stands out as a beacon of hope. Within the realm of agr...

Indoor Tomato & Pepper Seed Starting Tips

Indoor Tomato & Pepper Seed Starting Tips

Mastering Indoor Seed Starting: A Comprehensive Guide to Growing Tomatoes and Peppers Are you ready to embark on a journey into the world of indoor seed starting? Whether you're a seasoned gardener...

Direct vs. Transplant Seed Sowing

Direct vs. Transplant Seed Sowing

Mastering the Art of Seed Sowing: Direct vs. Transplants Today, let's explore the fascinating world of seed sowing and how it can transform your garden. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starti...

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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Discovering the Benefits of Ollas: A Guide to Installing Oya™ Watering Pots

Discovering the Benefits of Ollas: A Guide to Installing Oya™ Watering Pots

Learn how to install Oya™ Watering Pots, also known as Ollas, in your garden or containers to efficiently hydrate your plants while conserving water. Follow these simple steps and revolutionize you...

Oya watering pot sitting on top of a raised garden bed

Choosing the Right Oya Size for Your Garden: A Complete Size Guide

Oyas come in three sizes, designed to fit just right with your growing plan. They work with almost any way you want to grow. 

Uniting for Peace on World Water Day 2024

Uniting for Peace on World Water Day 2024

Water, the lifeblood of our planet, holds within it the potential for both harmony and discord. As we commemorate World Water Day this year, the theme 'Water for Peace' resonates deeply, reminding...

5 Ways We Can Save Water

5 Ways We Can Save Water

Every drop counts. It's a mantra echoed every year on March 22nd, as the world observes World Water Day. It's a day dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of water conserv...

Spring Splash: Water-Saving Tips

Spring Splash: Water-Saving Tips

As the chill of winter fades away and the warmth of spring emerges, gardeners everywhere eagerly anticipate the opportunity to breathe new life into their outdoor spaces. Spring is a season of gro...

Embracing Gardening with Christina from Berry Good Food

Embracing Gardening with Christina from Berry Good Food

Hey gardeners, I recently had a conversation with Christina from Berry Good Food, where we discussed the profound influence gardening has had on her life. Check out Christina's story be...

Choosing the Right Irrigation System for Your Garden: Drip vs. Olla Irrigation

Choosing the Right Irrigation System for Your Garden: Drip vs. Olla Irrigation

Setting up a watering system for your home garden can be a daunting task with various considerations. While hand watering is a personal and intimate way to care for your plants, it becomes impract...

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...

A table with several different kinds of winter squash at a farmers market

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...