Welcome to our Garden Resource Page. A page dedicated to over 100 of our gardening articles, tips, tricks and hints.

Garden Resource PageEverything from starting your own seeds or a low maintenance raised row garden – to planting, harvesting and everything in between.  You can learn how to start your own compost pile, how to make your own organic fertilizer, or create an all-natural hot pepper bug spray to protect plants in the garden.  Be sure to check out the section titled “On The Subject Of Gardening” at the bottom of the page – a special area we reserved for additional gardening advice, thoughts and articles.

Just scroll down and select any link to go to the article.  Enjoy!

Garden Planning

The Best Garden Seed Catalogs To Read This Winter

The 2016 Old World Garden Plan

Setting Up A Raised Row Garden

Garden Resource PageWhat is A Raised Row Garden?

Raised Row Garden Basics

How To Prepare And Plant A Raised Row Garden

Maintaining A Raised Row Garden In Season

Keeping Your Raised Row Beds Productive


Composting 101- Simple Tips To Make Great Compost

Composting Leaves – 4 Simple Tips

8 Great Places To Find Free Compost Materials

How To Start A Great Fall Compost Pile – For Free!

Making Super Soil From Old Hanging Baskets and Planters

5 Ways To Use Compost Effectively

Quick Tips On Summertime Composting

How To Make Compost Fertilizer Tea

How To Make Your Own Composting Bins From Pallets – For $15!


Cover Crops & Soil

Cover Crops Basics – What Are They?

How To Plant Cover Crops

Simple Tips To Building Great Soil

How To Plant A Spring Green Manure Cover Crop

Breathing Life Into Tired Soil In The Spring

3 Inexpensive Ways To Feed Your Soil

The Basics Of Mulching

Fruit Trees, Bushes & Plants

All About Planting And Growing Strawberries

How and Why To Plant Fruit Trees In The Fall

Protecting Your Garden, Trees And Shrubs From Deer

Growing Grapes- The Art Of Patience

How To Grow Asparagus


Growing Herbs – Great For Your Garden – And Dinner Table!

Vegetable Gardening Tips

Spring Gardening

RadishesStarting Seeds Indoors

Growing Lettuce

Tips For Planting Cool Weather Crops

Preparing For Gardening Season

How To Build And Use A Cold Frame

How To Battle Frost In The Garden


How To Grow, Store And Cure Your Own Garlic


bowl-of-peppersAll About Growing Peppers

The Beauty Of Ornamental Peppers

Growing Ornamental Peppers


How To Grow Your Own Popcorn


5 tips to grow great tomatoesAll About Growing Tomatoes

5 Easy Tips To Growing Great Tomatoes

How To Grow Amazing Tomatoes

A Great Way To Stake Your Tomatoes 

How To Get The Most From Your Tomato Plants

Growing Heirloom Tomatoes

Fall Gardening

Sangria Seeds 400Planning And Planting A Late Season Crop

The Basics Of Saving Your Own Seeds

3 “Must Take” Steps To Take In Your Garden This Fall


Weeds & Bugs

How To Stop Weeds In Your Vegetable Garden

6 Tips To Eliminate Weeds

How To Tell What Is Wrong With Your Plants

How To Battle Pests Naturally With Hot Pepper And Garlic Spray


On The Subject Of Gardening…

How To Avoid The 6 Most Common Mistakes Of New Gardeners

The Basics Of Companion Planting In The Garden

Grow A Garden As Your Own “Gym Membership”

Your Never Too Young Or Too Old To Have A Garden

Being Prepared – How The Garden Feeds Us Year Round

Our 2014 OWG Garden Plan

5 Great Reasons To Grow Your Own Food

Growing Simple – How To Keep The Fun In Gardening

Why A Great Garden And Chickens Go Hand In Hand

Straw Bale CrThe Straw Bale Garden

Growing A Garden For Canning

Why NOT To Use A Rototiller In Your Garden

5 Simple Tips To Grow An Organic Garden

How To Build The Ultimate Tomato Stake-A-Cage

3 Steps To Growing A Bigger Garden Once Planted




5 thoughts on “Garden Resource Page

  • September 3, 2016 at 11:41 am

    I manage a school garden and teach an eighth grade gardening class. I want to start harvesting our own seeds for planting in the spring. How do we harvest seeds from overgrown okra pods? Can you harvest from green pods?

  • January 31, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    as i am planning my garden for this year … i’m at a loss of how much to plan for (canning – preserving) for the entire year … the page for “Growing a garden for Canning” does not seem to be available. thanks

  • January 13, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    I have a number of questions regarding your “Stake A Cage”.
    Do you put the wire on the prevailing winds side? If not, which side? Is the wire on the outside of the stake? What do you use to tie with? Your cage reaches approx. 46″ high. Is that enough for the indeterminate tomato varieties? Mine have reached 6′ on occasion, of course they are usually on the ground before the season is over and my stakes are broken so I have to scramble to beat the slugs to the tomatoes.
    Do you have a problem with birds pecking your tomatoes? The robins love my paste tomatoes and I end up picking most of the tomatoes while they are mostly green. Thank you for your time, I really enjoy your newsletters and wait for them to come. It’s nice to see young people your age doing what you are doing and sharing with everyone. I planted the potatoes in crates last spring and then was unable to follow through during the summer. I was amazed at the amount of potatoes I did get and some of them were very good sized. It’s my intention to retire for real (tried to last year) so I’m really looking forward to spring.

  • January 11, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Can you folks discuss the topic of powdery mildew? It is my greatest nemesis in central New York. I water from below when I get home in the late afternoon, I have adequate spacing, I weed block between plants. I am organic big time, use compost only to feed. My powdery mildew treatment choice is liquid copper…every leaf, for three days. It works, but takes hours.

    Also, my celery and lettuce this past year was beautiful, but inedible….bitter!! What did I do wrong?

    Zone 5a, seed collecting organic Gardner of Syracuse NY suburbs


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