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Gardening Advice Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Gardening Advice.

Calculating the Cost of Growing Your Own Food

Many of us assume that a backyard vegetable garden can save us money, but is it really true? After investing in equipment, soil, seeds and water, do you really come out on top? The answer varies upon the size of your garden, whether you start yo...  Read more

Cultivating a Child-Friendly Backyard

Imagine that you are the same age as your child… What grade were you in? Who was your teacher? Your best friend? Favorite game? Imagine that you are outside… Did you have a place that you considered your own? A treehous...  Read more

An Introduction to Companion Planting

Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to sy...  Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Composting

When organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings and food scraps break down, you get compost, a dark, dirt-like "soil" that is rich in nutrients. Compost happens even without human involvement; for example, the leaves that fall on the fo...  Read more

7 Things Your Seed Packet Can Tell You

The back of every commercially bought seed packet provides a basic how-do guide for growing that particular plant. Compiled with information on lighting, sowing depth and more, this article will help you decode what all of those gardening terms mean....  Read more

Advice on Activity Trackers - What's Your Fav?
Updated 2/27/2015 2:07:45 PM

I'm thinking about getting myself an activity/fitness tracker for my birthday next month, but I'm really undecided about which one. There are so many out there and so many conflicting reviews! So a little about me: I'm on my feet most of the da...  Read more

I need some advice. I desperately want to lose ab
Updated 2/22/2015 5:54:03 AM

I need some advice. I desperately want to lose about 80 lbs but every time I get geared up to start eating right and exercising I seem to sabotage myself. What can I do to get on track and stay there? I hate looking in the mirror....  Read more

I'll follow this advice

I'll follow this advice...  Read more

Horrible IBS flareups pretty much daily! Advice fo
Updated 2/18/2015 2:33:35 PM

Horrible IBS flareups pretty much daily! Advice for figuring out the cause(s)? Just removing items 1x1 from my diet every few days?...  Read more

Just started spark people! Any advice?
Updated 2/16/2015 10:41:13 PM

Just started spark people! Any advice?...  Read more

Mulching the Garden Helps Me So Much!

I have started a herb garden in addition to my veggie garden[with flowers outlining it!] and since my hubby mulched the herb garden for me, those weeds are being stifled and much LESS showing UP! So, it's off to the garden supply store to get mulch f...  Read more

The Heat is On

It's warm to walk, but I still do it. No stale time for me!...  Read more


Anyone who loves gardening and wants to combine this love with their desire to be fit and healthy!...  Read more

How to Be a Fit Gardener

Good news, gardeners! Gardening is an extremely easy and fun way to burn off all those unwanted calories. By weeding and digging in the dirt, a 140-lb. person will burn 300 calories per hour, but you need to make sure you take the measures needed to...  Read more

The No-More-Excuses Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Spring is here! These sunnier days and warmer temperatures are lifting my spirits and making my runs so much more enjoyable. But the thing that I get most excited about this time of year is my fruit and vegetable garden!I started gardening for severa...  Read more

Spring is here! Plus gardening advice?

hooray!...  Read more