Gardening Adventures / urban gardening

  • Container Garden Soil 101

    Container Garden Soil 101

    Soil is arguably one of the most important aspects to growing a successful garden. It's the foundation of where your food and flowers come from! You can plant your garden in any container, and purchase your seeds from anywhere, but it's your soil that will make your garden grow.  Container gardening is a little different than a traditional garden, and we want you to have your most successful CedarCraft garden yet. Here is a handy rundown of what you need to know about container gardening soil to have a bountiful harvest.    Garden Soil Is Not Container Soil  As tempting...

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  • Lessons Learned From Planter Gardening This Season

    Lessons Learned From Planter Gardening This Season

    Gardening is a mix of science and art. It’s possible that you can carefully craft the perfect garden space with optimal soil nutrients, ideal sunlight, and a well-timed watering system and have nothing go as planned. Even the best gardeners experience challenges during the growing season, and sometimes they have complete garden fails. Gardening is a learning process for everyone, not just a product, which is part of the appeal. It’s also comforting for beginning gardeners to know that even the most experienced gardeners still have their obstacles to overcome. Many of the pros live by the philosophy, “If you’re...

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  • CedarCraft Protective Wood Oil

    CedarCraft Protective Wood Oil

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    Part of the allure of gardening with CedarCraft products is the ability to do so in a beautiful and environmentally sustainable way. Our cedar planters are beautiful on their own, but gardening is all about personalizing your own natural oasis. Garden design is based on personal aesthetic preferences for every individual gardener – from flowers, vegetables, to the style of the planters they reside in. We’ve introduced CedarCraft Protective Wood Oil Stains this summer to help give our gardeners the ability to add their own flair to their planters! CedarCraft Protective Wood Oil Stains are a semi-transparent stain designed to...

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  • Planting Your Garden

    Planting Your Garden

    The sun is shining, the grass is green, it’s time to get your hands dirty and plant your garden! Here are the things we've covered in other CedarCraft blog posts on what you need to know before you get those plants in your soil:   How much soil do you need and what kind of mix?  How to plan out your garden - considering square foot layout and companion planting How to keep critters out of your garden   Now it’s time to get the details on how to plant a plethora of fruits, herbs, and vegetables in your planters! If...

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  • Planning Your Garden

    Planning Your Garden

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    Gardening is a treasured hobby for many people. It’s a way to relax, spend time connected to the Earth, all while providing a moment to breathe in the aromas of soil and flowers. It’s also a way to become food-independent, allowing people to grow their fruits, vegetables, and herbs on their own – the way they want it grown. However, that’s not true for everyone! Gardening may seem intimidating to others, especially beginner gardeners who don’t have the years of hands-on experience. People who’ve never started their own garden often say they have a “black thumb” holding the perception that...

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  • How To Get Your CedarCraft Garden Started

    Getting your urban garden together doesn't have to be a complicated process. You may live in a small space, or have limited resources, and the thought of constructing a planter might seem like a daunting process.  Luckily, it isn't with CedarCraft!  One of the great things about CedarCraft planters is that you don't have to spend a lot of time or effort putting them together. With just a few simple steps, and no tools needed, you can make your gardening ideas come to fruition in a matter of minutes.  CedarCraft planters come with step-by-step instructions right out of the box....

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