How to Grow Japanese Red Maple Trees from Seed

Most Japanese Maple seeds ripen in the fall. Watch the tree and wait for the seeds to turn brown. The seeds are ready to be harvested when they are brown and can be easily removed from the tree. The seeds are attached to a wing, it’s best to break the wing off before storing or planting the seeds. Japanese Maple […]

Keeping Ahead of Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew is a common disease on many types of plants. In fact, it is one of the oldest plant diseases on record – Theophrastis wrote of powdery mildew on roses in 300 B.C. Although different species of fungi cause the disease on different plants (Erysiphe infects vegetable crops and flowers; Podosphaera species infects apples and stone fruits; Sphaerotheca species […]

Organic Gardening Tips and Plants – How to

Organic Gardening Tips Terra Viva Organics Bringing Your Plants Indoors   by Arzeena Hamir As the risk of frost nears, it’s time to bring in some of the non-hardy plants so that they can overwinter indoors. But before you start digging up your plants and plunking them in pots in front of your window, follow a few easy steps to […]

Organic Gardening Tips and Plants – How to

Edible Flower Kit They’re gorgeous and they’re yummy too! Grow these lovely flowersin either your ornamental or veggie garden. The petals and the leaves make wonderful additions to soups and salads. Each kit contains one package each of: Bachelor’s buttons – pink, white & blue flowers Borage – blue flowers taste like cucumber Chives– pink onion-flavoured flowers Calendula – yellow/orange […]

Organic Gardening Tips and Plants – How to

Organic Gardening Tips Terra Viva Organics Contest Winner!Medicinal Garden (Part I) Growing Potatoes in BarrelsNo-Till GardeningFruit-Glazed Acorn Squash Medicinal Garden (Part I) by Sheri Ann Richerson Starting a medicinal herb garden may be easier than you think. With a few selected herbs and a bit of planning this is a garden that will give you joy for years to come. […]

Organic Gardening Tips and Plants – How to

Organic Gardening Tips Terra Viva Organics Website UpdateThe Story of Two MitesHeirlooms: A Taste of the Past a Gift to the FutureThe Three R’s Of The Ecological GardenerRoast Squash and Onion Tart The Story of Two Mites by Arzeena Hamir The Spider Mite Spider mites, also known as two-spotted mites, become a particular problem for the gardener through the winter. […]

Organic Gardening Tips and Plants – How to

Organic Gardening Tips Terra Viva Organics Garden Clean-upWelcoming winter frostPumpkin Cheesecake recipe Garden Clean-up As winter approaches, it’s tempting just to sit back and put your feet up and not have to think about the garden until springtime. However, just a bit of extra work at this time of the year can save you a whole lot of hassle come […]

Organic Gardening Tips and Plants – How to

Organic Gardening Tips Terra Viva Organics Gardening UpdateLow Cost Season ExtensionHold Your WaterThe Bulbs Are Coming!Zucchini Whoopie Pies Gardening Update With the cool weather near, it’s time to start thinking of protecting your plants. We have found an innovative package that allows you to put up a mini greenhouse over your plants without breaking the bank. Each kit is constructed […]

Organic Gardening Tips and Plants – How to

Organic Gardening Tips Terra Viva Organics The fall is the perfect time to plant garlic in your garden. Compared to spring-planted garlic, fall garlic produces larger bulbs, matures earlier, and often has fewer disease problems. Additionally, certain types of garlic, mainly the hard-neck types like Rocambole, will not mature in time from a spring planting. Of the three types of […]

Organic Gardening Tips and Plants – How to

Organic Gardening Tips Terra Viva Organics Contest Winner! Medicinal Garden (Part I) Growing Potatoes in Barrels No-Till Gardening Fruit-Glazed Acorn Squash Medicinal Garden (Part I) by Sheri Ann Richerson Starting a medicinal herb garden may be easier than you think. With a few selected herbs and a bit of planning this is a garden that will give you joy for […]