backyard gardeners


Organic Pest Control: Part 2

This month’s theme is Organic Pest Management!  There are dozens of pests out there that want to munch on your veggies as much as you do!  However, not all bugs in your garden are bad.  In fact, most of the bugs you will see will either be neutral or even beneficial for your garden.  Before […]


Build It Up Backyard Gardeners: Shaye Bright & family 1

We began our gardening career this year as complete gardening newbies. My experience with plants was limited to the sad little containers of basil and aloe that sat in my kitchen window sill. Although my husband and I had both grown up with lots of fresh veggies from our grandparents’ gardens, we had never taken […]


BIU Backyard Gardeners: the Giebners 1

  Our first summer in Tennessee has been quite the adventure! We had planned and planted several gardens over the last few years, yet never felt that our plants were successfully producing enough fruits, or even reaching maturity before being infested with pests. Initially, we applied to Build It Up East Tennessee to meet new […]