Mastering herbs & vegetables (for the four-season home gardener)

Nordic Lavender provides practical advice and easy-to-follow guides on year-round growing and harvesting fresh herbs and garden vegetables. You learn from articles, tips, and how-to tutorials based on real projects.

NordicLavender is a labor of love; every article and guide you read is backed up by real gardening experience using my photos. I am also slowly improving at making YouTube videos; thank you for your patience.

You will not find ads or affiliate links all over our guides and articles. I will, however, include links to the appropriate “What we use and feel good about recommending” section of NordicLavender. Some links are affiliate links, and I may earn a commission if you make a purchase at no extra cost to you. Because at the end of the day, Nordic Lavender is reader supported by home gardeners – just like you.

Are you looking for inspiration? Check out the Gardening Photo of the Week section, where we post four photos from our gardens weekly.

Gardening in a four-season grow zone, we use different methods and techniques to grow and harvest year-round.

Our first Click and Grow Smart Garden 9 has arrived and we have published our first videos covering unpacking, setup and installation, and week 2, 3, 4, 5, and week 6 Smart Garden 9 update videos. We started with basil, red Pak Choi, chilis, tomatoes and lettuce, but the garden has since evolved and now also uses vermiculite. Over the next couple of months, I will publish articles and videos documenting the process. Stay tuned, and I do hope you follow along. You find all video and articles in the "What we use and feel good recommending" section of the website.

We plant directly in the ground for large parts of the year. But also use raised garden beds, pots, containers, and hydroponic grow systems – and we love winter sowing.

Having a garden with plenty of space is, of course, great. But you can also start your herb and vegetable garden on a balcony or a kitchen countertop.

Here’s to developing your green fingers,
Matt – The Gardener

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Learn how you can have fresh greens and herbs year-round! Articles and guides on how to grow, harvest and preserve herbs and garden vegetables.

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How to Grow Herbs

Growing herbs from seeds or seedlings do not have to be complicated.

Our easy-to-follow guides will have you growing and harvesting herbs sooner than you think.

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Growing garden vegetables

Use our easy-to-follow tips, tricks, and guides to grow and harvest garden vegetables.

We show you how to grow vegetables in pots, containers, greenhouses, and vegetable gardens.

Look after your herbs, vegetables and plants for plentiful harvests

Plant care

Learn to look after herbs, vegetables, and plants for healthy growth and plentiful harvests.

We work to have an organic and sustainable approach to all plants we grow and harvest.

Hydroponics ebb and flow system at home


Follow our step-by-step guides into the world of hydroponics and growing without soil.

Learn to build Deep Water Culture or Ebb and flow hydroponic grow systems and much more.

Learn to grow in soil, water and other growing mediums

Growing mediums

Most gardeners use soil to grow herbs and vegetables.

Learn how to mix soil, make homemade DIY grow bags, and use other mediums or substrates.

Learn from our projects and experiments and elevate your knowledge

Gardening projects & Experiments

Now and then, we get an idea.

Read about projects such as how to grow tomatoes and avocado trees from supermarket produce.