Gardening

herb gardening 150x150 How to start an indoor herb garden

Many people are intimidated by the thought of having a garden. Either you don't have the room for it, or you just simply know that your thumb is nowhere near any shade similar to the color green. That's cool, my thumb was as brown as they come just a few years ago. But these days ...

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Getting Ready for Spring Plantings Main 150x150 Getting Ready for Spring Plantings

Getting ready for spring plantings a little at a time can fill the last few days of winter with excitement and energy for the coming growing season.  Let's look a a few key areas where the planning can begin today. Choosing What to Plant There are many things to consider when choosing what to plant.  Are you ...

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use telephone cord for tying garden plants 150x150 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #346 Recycle Telephone Cord in the Garden

Recycle that old cord from your telephone receiver by using them to tie your growing garden plants. Don't buy garden tape or ties anymore.  Save money and help your plants grow big and tall! Photo courtesy of Thrifty Fun. Natural & Thrifty in 365 is a year-long series of 365 tips for living more green, natural and healthy ...

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community garden what we have learned organic tomato blossoms1 232x300 Community Gardening: What Weve Learned Part 6

This is the conclusion of a series.  Click here to read Community Gardening: What We've Learned Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. These things we have learned are shared with the hope that you might consider participating in a community garden. Collaborative effort is hard work.  While many hands make light work, the scheduling of such ...

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2012 05 23 09.33.27 224x300 Community Gardening: What Weve Learned Part 5

This is a continuation of a series.  Click here to read Community Gardening: What We've Learned Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. I hope these things we have learned help you consider participation in a community garden. Some plants will cross-pollinate causing poor results.  Corn, for example, is pollinated on the wind where cross-pollination of different corn types ...

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community garden what we have learned organic caterpillar 201x300 Community Gardening: What Weve Learned Part 4

This is a continuation of a series.  Click here to read Community Gardening: What We've Learned Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Here are a few more things we've learned from gardening in a community.  I hope it helps you consider your participation in a community garden. Bugs are at the garden even when you are not.  Pests ...

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community garden what we have learned blackberries organic 243x300 Community Gardening: What Weve Learned Part 3

This is a continuation of a series.  Click here to read Community Gardening: What We've Learned Part 1 and Part 2. Here are a few more things we've learned from our time in a community garden. Hand watering takes longer than you think.  Our city regulations prohibit us from using soaker hoses on timers.  If this were an option, ...

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community garden what we have learned organic blueberries blackberries 214x300 Community Gardening: What Weve Learned Part 2

This is part of a series.  Click here to read Community Gardening: What We've Learned Part 1. When we first began participating in the community garden I had no idea what I was doing.  I had watched my grandmother garden for years but never actually had my own success.  I certainly had no green thumb.  The ...

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