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Grateful November

As we enter into the holiday season, we want to take a moment and reflect on our year. Thanksgiving is a great reminder about the power of gratitude – with that in mind, let Ark take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you. We are ecstatic with the number of seeds we were able to disperse this year and further our mission and passion: providing the highest quality heirloom seeds in sustainable storage containers to bring food security and preparedness to our communities. So far this year, we have shipped kits to all 50 states, over 35… Read More »


October in the Garden

Our Ark team is busy as we enter in to fall – it is a family affair – we diligently work on harvesting seeds from our heirloom plants for your seed kits.  Specifically seeds from squash, melons, peppers, tomatoes, beans, lettuce, and herbs will be picked and prepped to be ready for incoming orders.  October in the Garden For some, the last harvest of the summer is a sigh of relief after the watering, weeding and worrying throughout the season.  However, for many of us, the threat of not having fresh produce adds to the feeling of seasonal sadness.  Rest… Read More »


Ways To Prepare Your Garden for the Winter

Ways To Prepare Your Garden for the Winter

Unfortunately, the warmth of summer is slowly fading, and soon, fall will be upon us. Before the cold months get here, it’s important to protect your backyard produce. Here are three ways to prepare your garden for the winter. Soil Amending Soil amending, the process of implementing organic fertilizers such as manure, compost, kelp, rock phosphate, and bone meal, is often conducted in the spring. This is because soil amending helps boost the health and effectiveness of your garden, leading to a more productive yield. However, doing this during the early fall can ensure your soil remains fertile and active… Read More »


When Is the Perfect Time To Harvest Your Garden?

When Is the Perfect Time To Harvest Your Garden?

Growing and maintaining a backyard garden takes a lot of skill and dedication, and knowing when the perfect time to harvest your garden is requires a bit more experience. Here are a few pointers to ensure a bountiful yield. Season As a general rule of thumb, the best harvest time is two to three weeks after the first bloom. For most fruits and veggies—depending on unique species requirements and planting periods—this harvesting time falls sometime between July and September. This is especially true for outdoor gardens with common produce such as tomatoes and salad greens. Around this time, fruits and… Read More »


What To Look For When Choosing Seeds for Your Garden

What To Look For When Choosing Seeds for Your Garden

If you’re unsure of what to look for when you’re choosing seeds for your garden, check out this list of the three factors every gardener should consider when selecting their seeds. They Should Match Your Skill Level Many people don’t think about the difficulty of growing certain plants when they purchase seeds. However, certain crops have complicated needs that some beginner gardeners may struggle to satisfy. Planting complex produce can detract from the enjoyment of gardening and make the whole activity unrewarding. To avoid complications, especially as a newbie, consider purchasing seeds that have straightforward requirements. Some typically successful crops… Read More »


5 Pointers Gardening Beginners Need To Know

5 Pointers Gardening Beginners Need To Know

As the weather warms, many people consider becoming first-time green-thumb enthusiasts. Planting seeds in your backyard or local community garden is mentally stimulating and gives you constant access to fresh food. If this activity interests you, use these five pointers gardening beginners need to know. Start Small As with any new hobby, the easiest way to succeed is to start small. Gardening is a complicated process, and biting off more than your can chew will add stress to your life and ruin the entire experience. So always focus on simple goals, such as only growing a few select plants at… Read More »


What’s the Latest: Popular Vegetables To Grow in 2022

What’s the Latest: Popular Vegetables To Grow in 2022

Late springtime is a beautiful time if you’re an enthusiastic, green-thumbed individual. If you’re ramping up your backyard garden in the coming days and weeks, it’s often fun to grow certain plants that you’ve never done before. If you’re interested in the latest, most popular vegetable to grow in 2022, read on to learn more! This blog will guide you on the best veggie options for this season and beyond. Salad Greens Varieties The National Garden Bureau has declared 2022 the “Year of the Salad Greens.” Luckily, there is a wide variety of salad greens you can plant in your… Read More »


5 Tips for Preparing Your Garden for the Spring

5 Tips for Preparing Your Garden for the Spring

  If you’ve followed our other blogs that covered how to maintain your garden for the winter seasons, you’ve been waiting for this moment for months—spring is almost here! That means it’s time to start preparing your little plot of land for the upcoming fertile season. Whether you’re fully ready for the next few months or scrambling to get everything in order, we’ve covered you. Here are five tips for preparing your garden for the spring. Spring Cleaning Most people associate spring cleaning as a dreadful time where we spend a weekend or two completely organizing our homes. For green-thumbed… Read More »


Tips for Protecting Your Backyard Garden From Severe Weather

Tips for Protecting Your Backyard Garden From Severe Weather

Growing and maintaining a personal garden is a fantastic experience for a few reasons. Primarily, it’s quite rewarding to see a successful harvest after months of hard work. Additionally, the fresh produce comes in handy for healthy homecooked meals with the family. However, the changing seasons bring forth adverse climate conditions that can be detrimental to your garden. Here are our tips for protecting your backyard garden from severe weather this winter and other seasons. Snow and Ice During winter, the temperatures outside can get frigid. If you live in an especially cold region of the country, your crops and… Read More »


Tips for Starting a Backyard Vegetable Garden

Tips for Starting a Backyard Vegetable Garden

During the thick of a cold, windy winter, it’s hard to imagine going out back and starting a garden for yourself. However, it’s best to begin preparing a plot of land sooner rather than later so that your crops will thrive come spring. For your convenience, check out these tips for starting a backyard vegetable garden. Start Slow and Steady The quickest way to set yourself up for failure when you’re starting a veggie garden is by aiming too high. Start off small and work your way up to a larger operation, especially if you’re a novice. Pick out one… Read More »


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