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
The rains are ready. The garden tools are ready. Is your body ready?
There are all types of outdoor activities to enjoy, just waiting for you while the weather is nice. But there is something special about beautifying your yard with flower... Read more
Ask anyone who has spread mulch in their yard, and they’ll tell you that yard work is quite the workout! Whether hauling mulch, spreading soil, raking leaves, or pulling weeds, you’re guaranteed to break a sweat. That's because garden... Read more
Imagine that you are the same age as your child…
What grade were you in?
Who was your teacher?
Your best friend?
Imagine that you are outside…
Did you have a place that you considered your own?
A treehous... Read more
Do the changing seasons leave you a little wistful for summer’s wealth of fresh produce? Then keep the growing season going all year by starting an indoor herb garden! Even if you have little experience with plants or very little space to work... Read more
I just read an article in Consumer's Reports that recommends 24-35 grams of protein for breakfast to keep blood sugar levels more stable throughout the day. I usually have either a smoothie or oatmeal for breakfast and fall short of this range. Wha... Read more
Okay Sparkers, I need your help!
Here is the low down. I'm a 22 year old college student. I am a super senior! (I'm almost done with my undergraduate education! Whoo) I also work full-time at a nursing home. I just started and I really really ha... Read more
I recently took up running as an alternative to my elliptical, and absolutely fell in love with it! I was doing great, logging 4-5 miles 6 days a week. I have excellent running shoes. In fact, every other time I have started running in the past, I... Read more
I eat a cup of broth-based soup with a little protein in it before my afternoon and evening meals. It really helps me feel satiated faster and keeps me from going back for seconds on more caloric items. For supreme convenience I make a big batch of s... Read more
Before splurging on that plant you 'simply must have', take a walk through your neighbourhood and see what grows successfully in other gardens. That will give you an idea of the plants that will thrive in your garden.434... Read more
Victory Gardens were a popular thing back in the early 1940s. Some referred to them as 'war gardens' while others called them 'food gardens for defense'. In 1943 due to the rationing of canned goods for families, these gardens produced up to 41 perce... Read more
There are many benefits to growing your own food in a backyard garden. Early in the summer, many of us are able to keep up with what our gardens produce as we take our precious products from the garden directly to our tables. As the summer goes on,... Read more
I like gardening. I like doing as much as I can, to garden using organic methods.
Here are some useful links to help with your own garden.
How top make your own seed tape.
www.budget101.com/gardening-landscaping/my o-seed-tape-... Read more
This noon I went with my cousin to a program at the library about successful backyard produce gardening. Very interesting, a lot of good information - and some free seedlings! Too bad I finally bought and planted tomatoes already - so I just took a... Read more
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