Home Gardener’s


No. 44

6, 2023

Weekly Garden Tip

Setting aside 30% of your garden for perennial herbs and flowers will help ensure a healthy level of beneficial insects and pollinators for your garden. A few of our favorites are, of course, ones that are also edible! Lavender, oregano, thyme, rosemary, tarragon, sage, nasturtium, borage, bee balm, calendula, chives—the list goes on! 

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🤔 Where Did It All Begin? 🤔

Have you ever gotten involved with a great company and wonder how it started? Maybe you have wondered this exact thing about Grow Your Own Vegetables. All businesses begin the same way—with an idea! Sometimes, it is after months and months of research. Sometimes, it is a problem that leads to a solution that becomes a business. Other times, though, it is simply this one single “Aha!” moment that lights the spark that gets things started. Curious about the “Aha!” moment that sparked this gardening adventure that became Grow Your Own Vegetables? Read about it in this week’s highlighted blog article.

 The Truth About Gardening Year-Round 

“There are as many creative ways to grow your own vegetables as there are places on this earth”
– Stacey Murphy

Free Resource: Garlic! Seed to Harvest

It’s garlic planting time for many of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Garlic is one of the easiest crops to grow!

But are you planting the right type of garlic?

Find out with this free how-to guide to growing great garlic. 

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"You don't have to know everything about growing to get an abundant garden FULL of fresh food.
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This month’s Harvest Today newsletter focuses on Part 3 of our exploration of permaculture. Also, discover what Permaponics is, get some fun info on fairy rings and… get tips on choosing your dragon wisely (yep, you read that right!). All inside your Harvest Club portal.

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Dear Arti,

Question: When my arugula and mustards go to seed, when is the perfect time to harvest the seeds so they don’t just scatter? – Jeanne

Answer: Hi Jeanne, that’s a great question. So glad you reached out! iming the seed harvest can be a bit tricky. If you harvest too early, the seeds don’t fully form and get what they need to germinate. Wait too long and well, seed scatter! Luckily, there’s a trick. Once the seed pods begin to dry out, you can cover the seed pods with mesh so that if the seeds fall, they’ll fall into the mesh and not on the ground. My strategy is to cover the seeds with mini mesh bags, tying them to the stem with the drawstring. Here’s a link where you can find those mesh bags.

Then when the seeds are dry and falling off, I cut the stem, flip it upside down, and shake the seeds into the bag. A few notes: Remember that once the seed pods have dried, you want to harvest before a rain. Also, once you harvest the seed, be sure to separate the seeds from the chaff and other plant debris. To learn more about seed saving, check out the Grow Your Own Vegetables Seeds Micro Course!


GYOV CEO Denise Beins approached this conundrum in the “Spirit Gardening” way—with curiosity and wonder. After starting some cabbage from seed in August, she planted them at a garden site she had been using over the summer. However, she decided to move them to her home garden, not sure if they would survive the move. The top picture shown here was taken about a week before moving the starts. The bottom picture shows the happy cabbage starts thriving in their new space. Looks like they survived the move well.

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