This guide contains a wealth of knowledge to help you begin your journey into gardening or expand what you already know. Included are touching memoirs from experts, advice on preserving your bounty, links to encourage and inspire creativity in the ga... Read more
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
Container gardening is a useful method of growing both edibles and ornamentals when you have little or no yard, have compromised soil, or you simply enjoy the freedom to move your plants from place to place. It is an ideal technique for those in urba... 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
I have lost almost 20 lbs and am doing pretty good with the food and water thing, now it's time to start exercising. Exercise is not an easy thing to do at 341 lbs , I know the obvious is walking but I am having a lot of trouble with lower back and... Read more
I had a tumor that was large so it got in the way of working out. I have had abdominal surgery to remove it but they made a large incision due to the size. I am now supposed to be working out. Any ideas what to do to start that I won't feel like I've... Read more
Saw an ad on SP and it motivated me not to blow the day's diet with a splurge meal... so, thought I'd ask you what are substituting your favorite high-calorie meals with, but still getting the 'fix' you need.
Today's substitute for two chili dog... Read more
I just joined Sparkspeople.com. I have lost 10lbs but it is at this weight that I plateau. Frustrating as it may be, I need help to break this.
Question, is gardening counted as exercise. I bend, squat, pull weeds, plant flowers and mow the... 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
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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