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Gardening Advice Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Gardening Advice.

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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

I need some advice please!!!!!!
Updated 9/26/2016 1:39:35 PM

Hello! This is my first time posting and really need help. (Oh my gosh...I'm actually crying while I'm writing this.) I'm participating in an employee sponsored "health" plan called Naturally Slim. I don't know if anyone here has ever done this plan...  Read more

#advice Hello Sparklers! I've just bought a skippi
Updated 9/26/2016 7:31:35 AM

#advice Hello Sparklers! I've just bought a skipping rope to change up my cardio a bit. Is it better to jump rope barefoot? On a mat? On a mat with shoes? All ideas appreciated 😊...  Read more

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Updated 9/25/2016 7:51:08 PM

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Any advice for starting again???
Updated 9/25/2016 7:55:56 PM

Any advice for starting again???...  Read more

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Updated 9/25/2016 3:51:44 PM

#advice how do I get the premium points? This was new to me when I updated my Sparkpeople app....  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

A Vision Garden

Today I planted myself a vision garden. I thought of the garden as a metaphor of sorts for my own journey of renewal. My garden symbolizes a fresh beautiful start in life... so, when I go out to tend my garden it serves as a reminder that I, much li...  Read more

Gardening

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

A Guide to Growing Your Own Living Salad Garden

A refreshing summer salad starts with turning a bit of dirt right in your own backyard. There’s nothing more satisfying than a hearty, healthy bowl of greens and veggies handpicked from your own garden or back porch planter box. Whether it'...  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

Spring is here! Plus gardening advice?

hooray!...  Read more