Beyond The Garden Blogs

We hope we’ve peaked your interest in gardening!  The local food movement has inspired many to eat healthier support the environment and local economy.  Follow our blog for great tips for your health and your garden!

How to Preserve Spring Produce

How to Preserve Spring Produce

Summer is here and it is a perfect time to enjoy the bounty of fresh produce from our backyard organic gardens. But do you ever wish you could have this produce ready for meals a few months from now? Or do you find you have too much of any one crop right now? If so,...

Gardening with Joint Pain

Gardening with Joint Pain

There are so many benefits to gardening, and it can be a healthy physical activity if you have joint pain or are living with arthritis. But there are a few precautions and you need to be careful to garden in a way that is safe and enjoyable.  And we have some tips!...

Bitter Greens for Better Health

Bitter Greens for Better Health

Did you know there are vegetables and greens that can actually balance your taste buds and reduce cravings as well? There has been some research showing that bitter greens may have these properties! And they have other wonderful health benefits. Bitter produce such as...

2021 Dirty Dozen Produce List

2021 Dirty Dozen Produce List

The Environmental Working Group has released its 2021 Dirty Dozen list. This is a listing of fresh produce items that have high levels of pesticide residue, and is based on data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Any items on this list should ideally be sourced...

Is the Covid Gardening Boom Here to Stay?

Is the Covid Gardening Boom Here to Stay?

As we mark a year since the pandemic lockdowns began in the U.S., we take a look back – and forward - to one of the biggest trends, and a subject that is near and dear to our hearts: home vegetable gardening. Research reports show that the industry had a record year...

Are Your Resolutions Fading?

Are Your Resolutions Fading?

It’s that time of year again when many of us resolve to change. And while January is when we make resolutions, February is when we fall off the wagon. While thinking about what improvements I would like to make in 2015—build more lean muscle, replace processed foods...

Top Ten Reasons to Have an Organic Garden

Top Ten Reasons to Have an Organic Garden

There are many reason why you may want an organic garden of your own.  Maybe you enjoy cooking with really fresh produce, want the convenience of having the vegetables and herbs you love at your fingertips or maybe it's simply an enjoyable activity you would like to...

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