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Container vegetable yields – 2015

I had another successful year of testing my favorite veggie varieties in Grow Tubs – I’m always amazed by the yields I pull from my container plants. These tests really prove that, if you’re working with the right varieties, you can produce a yield in containers that rivals the yield from a full garden.


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Growing Leafy greens in the fall

Organic Kale

Cold weather can keep you from savoring the wholesome taste and nutrition of homegrown leafy greens – but it doesn’t have to just yet! Many of your favorites can be grown well into the fall. There’s an added incentive in that the cold actually sweetens and enhances the vegetables’ flavor. Keen on growing leafy greens Read More

Succession planting – how and why

Succession Planting Lettuce

Succession planting typically involves growing one crop right after another in the same space (sometimes planting the seeds of the new crop before the first crop has been harvested) or growing a single crop in succession in different growing spaces. For example, you can plant cool weather vegetables like early beets, lettuce and carrots at Read More

How to keep your dogs and cats flea-free naturally


Adult fleas spend most of their time in carpets and upholstery, only jumping onto your pets (or you) when reproducing. A female flea needs a drink of blood before she can lay eggs, which are then usually laid directly on the host animal. Flea eggs are round and light-colored. They are not attached to the Read More

Battling mosquitoes while camping


Recently, my family and I went camping at beautiful Maumee Bay State Park near Toledo, Ohio. It was one of those beautifully hot and incredibly humid Ohio summer weekends. I was able to cool off in the lake and ride along the well maintained bike trails near the lake so the humidity didn’t bother me Read More

Finding Colorado Potato Beetles

Colorado Potato Beetle

In chatting with one of the fellow gardeners at the Tipp City Community Gardens, we found little “piggies” all over her potato plants. I call them piggies because I used to rear them in a lab I worked at during my college days (University of Guelph, Ontario Canada). The adult female beetles would lay the Read More

How to get rid of moles and voles

mole hills

Moles and voles are a gardener’s equivalent of horror movie monsters – they pop up when you least expect it, and tend to destroy everything in their paths! These small pests pose a big threat to your garden and aren’t always easy to do away with.

But, if you do have a mole/vole problem, breathe Read More

Keep raspberries free of beetle damage – naturally


BugVibes is strapped to the trellis, shaking off beetles as they arrive.

End result from using Bugvibes organic growing method—beautiful raspberries.

Growing beautiful organic raspberries with no chemicals can be challenging. Virtually anywhere in the eastern 2/3 of the USA where raspberries are grown is plagued by Japanese beetles. I know it sounds Read More

Envy Carrot Harvest – Video

Carrot Harvest Video

Craig shows off a new harvest of Envy Carrots from our Grow Tubs. Watch our video and be sure to visit our website!


Summer gardening tips and solutions

Tipp City's Community Gardens is in full bloom.

As the weather continues to heat up, keeping your yard and garden tidy can be tough! Here’s our summer tip checklist.

Tipp City’s Community Gardens is in full bloom. Try our natural fertilizer to keep your plants green.


Weeding- keep up by checking out your gardening daily. If you wait for just the Read More