Planting cover crops benefits your garden in many ways, beyond just soil improvement. Weed suppression, attracting pollinators, and nutrients for next season are some examples.
About Stephen Scott
Stephen Scott is co-owner of Terroir Seeds, a family owned and operated heirloom seed company that focuses on the "Cycle of Terroir"- from the soil, to the seed, to the food you eat; providing heirloom seeds, education and information for all phases of the cycle.
Entries by Stephen Scott
Trap crops – also called intercrops – is an older technique using sacrificial plants as a decoy to lure invading pest insects away from your vegetables.
These eight easily grown herbs bring fresh, bright and invigorating citrus scents and flavors to your kitchen and garden, even if you can’t grow citrus trees.
Carrots are a cornerstone of the garden; they etch themselves into our memory from the very first bite. Learn what they need to grow the tastiest ones.
A Spring garden soil elixir that is easy to mix, completely non-toxic and hugely beneficial to jump-starting your garden’s soil for planting.
Fresh-picked, home-grown heirloom eggplant is sweet and delicious and we’ll show you how to grow it and enjoy it at its best!
Lime and mint are not usually thought of together (if at all) in combination with pickles, but they should be! The lime-mint flavors work together with the cucumbers to make something much more than the sum of their parts – bright, refreshing, and absolutely addictively delicious.
Hardneck garlic has a more complex, richer, spicier flavor that is more ‘garlicky’ than the supermarket types. We show you how to grow your own great garlic!
Home-made sun-dried tomatoes are amazing. Just cracking open a jar perfumes the room with their unmistakably rich fragrance, and they are easy to make.
Heirloom corn is one of our oldest domesticated foods, feeding us for an estimated 7,000 years. Originating in Mexico, this cultivated grass is highly versatile and adaptable, providing so much more than simply food for our lives today. See some delicious varieties and how to grow in a small space.
A seed starting station helps you germinate seeds better and grow stronger transplants for your garden. Better gardens start with robust, healthy seedlings; they grow from the ideal conditions a seed rack provides. We share our 20 years experience in how to build your own.
Shade for a garden is a polarizing subject – it seems like we’ve either got too much or too little. Today we’re focusing on gardens that need shade and showing you easy and simple ways to add some shade to your garden.
Onions grown from bulbs or transplants are a good way to get started, but growing your onions from seed opens up a world of diversity in tastes, shapes, sizes, and colors. Seed-grown onions are just better all around!
We look at the basics of growing both sweet and hot peppers in your home garden and some mistakes to avoid and myths to be aware of. Armed with a little knowledge, you’ll be much more successful this season!
Planting a pollinator feast of herbs and flowers is a simple way to a better garden this season. They are food and shelter for insects and birds while providing aromatherapy, culinary, and medicinal benefits to us gardeners.
Bierocks are the original working lunch, hand-held savory pies served in the fields during the mid-day break. Today they are enjoyed anytime!
Beneficial soil organisms are the team players working tirelessly to improve your garden soil and feed your plants. Learn who they are and how to help them!
A garden’s beauty lies within each person who sees it, reflecting their experiences, dreams, and hopes. We see through the lens of our own reality, so no two people see the same garden.
A bar of organic soap seems simple sitting in your hand, but it must do a lot – creamy lather that cleans while moisturizing, feels good and lasts well – all in one bar.
Real, pure Shea butter is handmade with incredible healing properties. Our partnership ensures it heals the lives who produce it while it heals our hands.
The Ethel M chocolate factory in Henderson, NV has a delightfully unexpected surprise – a relaxing and refreshing botanical cactus garden! Impressive peace and beauty in the city.
Arugula might just be the perfect cool season aromatic salad green for the home gardener. Used as an herb, salad green, and leafy green vegetable it’s a very versatile ingredient.
Our Happy Feet Shea butter – handmade from 100% pure Grade A Shea butter with essential and moisturizing oils, creating a one of a kind healing experience.
Gardeners are sometimes baffled when thinking about cool season vegetables. This quick checklist will help you choose what you like to eat and cook with.
Our cover crop mixes benefit the soil in multiple ways. You can’t go wrong with either one, so we’ll show you which one is best for your garden.
Grow lettuce through the summer without bolting with a little knowledge and preparation we’ll share with you. Imagine your own fresh lettuce this summer!
Homegrown sprouts are an excellent alternative to meat, especially for vegetarians and vegans. They are healthy and nutritious if grown, tested and sprouted right.
Spring onions are easy to grow and give great harvest in about two months. See how to choose, plant, grow and harvest them!
Salsify or oyster plant is an ancient herb that was eaten as a vegetable by the Greeks and Romans. Hardy and tasty, it is being rediscovered today.
Everyone wants higher quality seed – from the home gardener to the production grower. Seed testing and seed preservation improve seed quality.
Sprouts need only 5 minutes a day, matures in about a week and has more nutrients per calorie than any other type of food. Easy to grow and delicious!
Herbs work harder than your ordinary houseplant. They bring fragrance to the room, flavor to the food and can grow year-round. Here’s 8 easy growing herbs!
One sure way to improve your garden next year is to increase your garden knowledge during the slower season. This is easier than you might think.
Pumpkins are an important fall mascot, from jack-o’-lanterns to delicious foods. After all, what says Fall more than pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin pies?
Shea butter is the “superfood” for skin – rich in vitamins A, E and F, along with essential fatty acids and nutrients for healing while it moisturizes.
GrowHaus is an indoor farm, marketplace and educational center in north Denver, CO. They live their motto of “Healthy food is a right, not a privilege.”
Shea butter might be the world’s first skin care cream! This original, hand-crafted moisturizing and healing butter is naturally high in vitamin A and E.
Discover how a kitchen garden works in a cold, challenging climate. This 29 year old garden was put back into growing vegetables for the kitchen in 2015.
Cover crops – also called green manures – have improved soil for thousands of years. We look at what one month of growth provides in an average raised bed.
Growing fall onions usually comes down to one question – “What onions can be grown this fall?” Sweet onions are the safest bet, we’ll show you why!
Rich, slow-cooked caramelized onions are a simple treat. Charcoal grill roasting adds a smoky element to the sweet, complex flavors with only 3 ingredients.
Our cover crops have created lots of questions about how to use them, so we’ve made this article a Q&A format for the most frequent questions.
Cover crops are an easy, effective and inexpensive way to improve soil fertility and help manage weeds, pests and diseases. Don’t let your soil go naked!
Fall is the “Second Chance” for an abundant crop of cool season vegetables. We share some unique planting tips to make your garden a success!
Biting insects are the bane of gardening – just when it’s perfect to enjoy the garden those annoying biting insects join the party. These 8 herbs will help!
Direct sowing can be done almost any time of the year – spring, summer or fall.. Read how to avoid common problems and set yourself up for success!
Our easy and simple germination test shows whether your seeds are good or not with supplies in your kitchen. Stop guessing and know for sure!
Do you know the magic of milk and molasses in improving your garden? Plain old milk is a miracle for plants, soil and compost. Molasses boosts the benefits!
Real, traditional mayonnaise has only five simple ingredients but is rarely made fresh, which is truly a shame. Discover how to make fresh delicious mayonnaise in 30 seconds with our recipe, and don’t worry about running out of the store-bought stuff ever again!
Vine Peach is a hardy, drought tolerant, prolific ancient baseball sized melon of many uses from shade & windbreak to secret cooking element & room perfume.