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Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Growing Herbs Indoors

Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Growing Herbs Indoors

Growing fresh herbs through the winter under lights is easy. Here’s how.

Tips For Accurate pH Testing

Optimal pH levels are critical to healthy plants and high yields in both soil and hydroponics gardening.

Why Grow Organic? Taste.

There are many reasons to eat organically. Better taste is one.

Indoor Winter Gardening Revolution

More and more gardeners are growing inside their homes under lights.

Hybrids, GMOs: Not the Same

Clearing up the confusion between hybrids and GMOs.

Growing, Enjoying Microgreens

Like sprouts, radish, beet and other young greens make nutritious salad additions.

Grow Sprouts: For the Health of It!

Tips on raising nutritious sprouts right in your own kitchen … organically!

Preparing Garden Soil

Healthy soil is the basis of healthy plants and a healthy environment.

Beneficial Insects for Pest Control

How to properly use beneficial insects to control garden pests.

How to Get Rid of Bugs Organically

Safe, effective and simple – pest control at its very best.

Good Bugs in Your Garden

Attracting or importing “the good bugs” into your yard or garden is a great way to reduce the number of insect pests.

Raised Bed Gardening 101

Tips and techniques for high-yield, raised bed vegetable gardens.

Organic Gardening 101

Pesticides on our produce, GMOs in our food… how do we protect our families? Grow your own.

Flower Gardening 101

A garden filled with flowers will brighten up and enliven any landscape.

Indoor Plant Care

Many houseplants are easy to grow, but they must be given appropriate care in order to thrive.

Light Right (Indoor Garden Lighting)

Our handy guide makes it easy to select the best light for growing plants indoors.

The Blog: Welcome

Welcome to Planet Natural’s Blog, a clearinghouse for all things green and growing.

How to Plant and Grow Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia Hirta)

Black-Eyed Susan

Black-eyed susans are cheerful, daisy-like flowers that are beloved by many gardeners for their vibrant yellow petals and dark brown or black centers. This flower is native to the central U.S. and can be spotted in… Read more

How to Plant, Grow & Care for Ficus Tree (Indoors + Outdoors)

Ficus Tree

The Ficus tree, with its lush green leaves and twisting branches, is a captivating houseplant found in various regions around the world.  Also known as fig trees, these plants are renowned for their ornamental value,… Read more

12 Stunning Butterflies That Will Absolutely Blow You Away

Woman with a unique butterfly on her finger close to her face,

Butterflies are captivating creatures that mesmerize us with their beauty. Each butterfly is unique in its own way. From the big and beautiful Tiger Swallowtail to the see-through wings of the Glasswing Butterfly, they all have something interesting about them. Scientists and nature lovers study butterflies to learn more about their patterns, behaviors, and how they survive. Let’s explore the fantastic world of butterflies, where we’ll discover their incredible beauty and interesting facts.

Flying Ants: Complete Guide to Prevent and Get Rid of Them

Flying Ant

The term ‘flying ant’ might seem like an oxymoron, but these ants are also known as swarmers or alates, and they usually can be seen at certain times of the year, mainly during spring and summer…. Read more

10 Best Ways To Create an Eco-Friendly Garden

Woman excited and happy

When combating climate change, it’s easy to feel that individual contributions are meaningless, but nothing could be further from the truth. You can take action to reduce your carbon footprint.

If you have a green thumb, employing sustainable gardening practices is an easy way to help fight climate change. Here are some of the best and easiest ways to create an eco-friendly garden. 

10 Best Plants To Thrive in a Community Garden

Kids in the community garden

Community gardens are a great way to cultivate relationships with other gardeners and grow vegetables for use, donate, or sell. One of the biggest decisions growers make is which vegetable to plant. If you’re a new or experienced community gardener unsure what to grow, here is a list of the ten best edible plants that will thrive in a community garden.

10 Outdoor Plants To Be Aware of That Are Toxic to Dogs

Woman holding pug

When I adopted my furry, barking kid, one of the first things I learned about her was that she loves to chew on anything that doesn’t run away from her. She chewed on toys, shoes, socks, pizza; you name it.

I knew that flowering plants like poinsettia were poisonous to dogs, but I was floored when I discovered other common outdoor flowering plants were also toxic. Bulbed flowers, like tulips and daffodils, are particularly hazardous to dogs. 

Pet parents must know what flowering dangers lurk outside, even in their gardens. Call an animal poison control center hotline or your veterinarian immediately if your pet ingests any part of a toxic plant. 

How to Plant, Grow & Care for Mulberry Tree – Full Guide – 2023

Mulberry Tree

Mulberry trees are often overlooked in the realm of fruit-bearing trees, but their delectable mulberry fruit is a hidden gem that shouldn’t be ignored. These trees, which can reach up to 50 feet in height,… Read more

Wasp Nest: Signs, Identification, and How to Get Rid of Them

Wasp Nest

Although humans do not usually welcome wasp nests, wasps are beneficial insects as pollinators and as natural ‘pest control.’ Far from being mere nuisances, wasps and their nests are remarkable components of the natural tapestry,… Read more

10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow In Your Own Garden

Mother and daughter in the garden.

Gardening can be an intimidating hobby to take up. While it may seem like a lot of research, preparation, and labor goes into producing perfect crops, it’s called a labor of love for a reason. Believe it or not, plenty of vegetables are approachable for beginners and don’t take a ridiculous amount of work.

There’s nothing quite like fresh vegetables that you took the time and effort to produce yourself. These are the ten easiest vegetables for beginners to grow in their gardens.

10 Beautiful Outdoor Plants That Are Impossible To Kill

Man and woman in the garden.

One of the challenges of planning and cultivating an outdoor garden is finding the right plants that’ll thrive in your garden’s soil and climate. It’s understandably frustrating if your yard didn’t have the correct elements to grow some of your favorite plants because the soil had too much sand, it needed more sun, or the ground was bone-dry. 

Thanks to the expertise of garden professionals, numerous plants have been found to grow and thrive in climates believed to be hopelessly barren. So whether your yard is drought-prone, shady, or has sandy soil, these hardy flowers and plants make a gorgeous addition to any garden. 

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Mimosa Tree – Full Guide – 2023

mimosa tree

The mimosa tree, also known as the Persian Silk Tree, is a stunning and exotic plant that has captivated the attention of nature enthusiasts for centuries. With its delicate and feathery foliage, brightly colored flowers,… Read more