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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

Made an exciting find in the garden yesterday! I h
Updated 4/27/2016 10:02:11 AM

Made an exciting find in the garden yesterday! I have a bramble patch! Yummy fresh blackberries already ripening! Super happy!...  Read more

So the first of this years produce on our garden i
Updated 4/27/2016 10:14:50 AM

So the first of this years produce on our garden is gonna be dinner tonight. Nettles. Most people think of them as weed, but we make them like spinach and dry them for tea....  Read more

Anyone have diet advice for type 1s?
Updated 4/26/2016 8:28:37 PM

Anyone have diet advice for type 1s?...  Read more

Does anyone have advice regarding which strength t
Updated 4/26/2016 7:27:17 PM

Does anyone have advice regarding which strength training exercises for the core are best when you're just starting out ?...  Read more

Advice on Exercise/Weight loss
Updated 4/28/2016 1:38:36 AM

Forgive the long post, but I want some advice, and want any advice-givers to have all the info :) After some weight gain last year, I've been trying to get back on track and lose the extra weight. In the past month, I've been trying to be activ...  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


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